International Events


Summer World University Games


The Summer World University Games (WUG) is a biennial, international multisport event that brings together the world's best student-athletes for 12 days of intense competition. The Summer WUG is second only to the Olympic Games in participant numbers and countries in attendance. For UniSport Australia, it is the ultimate occasion for the UniRoos to show the world the breadth of talent Australia’s student-athletes offer. The event consists of 14 compulsory sports with the host nation having the ability to select up to a further three optional sports.


The record figures of the event are 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003. The most recent Summer Universiade was hosted in Naples in 2019 where the UniRoos brought home 17 medals, Australia's second best result at the event.

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Winter World University Games


The Winter World University Games (WUG) is a biennial, international multisport event that brings together the world's best winter sport student-athletes for 11 days of intense competition. The Winter WUG is second only to the Winter Olympic games in participant numbers and countries in attendance in winter competition. For UniSport, it is a chance to grow and contribute to Australia’s growing relevance in the winter sport environment and show the world that Australia can be as competitive on ice and snow as it can in summer sports. The event consists of eight compulsory sports with the host nation having the ability to select up to a further three optional sports.


The record figures for the event are 2,668 participants in Trentino, Italy in 2013 and 52 countries in Erzurum, Turkey, in 2011. The most recent Winter WUG was hosted in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia in March 2019. 

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World University Championships

The World University Championships are held every two years between each Universiade. They are single sport events where the organisation of which is delegated to a National University Sports Federation (NUSF) and then to a city and associated organising committee.


For UniSport, World University Championships are an opportunity for the UniRoos to excel in their sports and take on the best student-athletes in the world. In 2018, UniSport sent 185 student-athletes from 27 member universities to 22 different World University Championship events. Collectively these student-athletes won 21 medals including 5 gold.

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University World Cups

The University World Cups are a sport property of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). University World Cups take place biennially in the same year as the World University Championships. The unique concept of these events is that competition isn’t between national representative teams but rather between the best university teams internationally.


By engaging inter-varsity rivalry through the University World Cups, UniSport aims to engage its members and enhance the quality of university sport at a national level. 

Currently, University World Cups exist in Football (Soccer) and
3x3 Basketball. 

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Other International Events

At UniSport, we are regularly invited to send students and teams from our member universities to various international competitions, experiences and events. Such events present great opportunities for students from Australia to gain international experience learning and/or competing with students from other countries. UniSport will work with our member universities to select students for these events. 

2021 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy

Nominations are open for all university students between 18-25 years to be a part of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy. UniSport Australia is seeking applications from confident and capable student leaders, who participate in university sport and cultural events and with a strong interest in the development and promotion of University sport.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

2021 FISU World Conference   

December, 2021 - Lucerne, Switzerland

Conference organisers have released the Call for Papers on the topic 'Challenges and Opportunities in Sport in modern society'. Click here for more information. 

Member Representation

UniSport facilities numerous opportunities for our member university to be represented on the international stage. These include:

  • UniRoos teams at the Summer and Winter University Games

  • UniRoos teams at World University Championships

  • Individual university representation at University World Cups

  • Other international events

The links below provide an overview of member university representation for 2019 and 2020 respectively.