Bidding for European university sports events


The bidding process for the 2027 European Universities Championships is open for host city partners.

Bidding for 2025 and 2028 EUSA events is open

The bidding process for the 2027 European Universities Championships  is open, inviting interested city host partners to submit their applications.

Both types of events are governed by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), alternating between the Championships and Games. The very first championships took place in 2001, at first on an annual basis before the introduction of the European Universities Games in 2012. The Games are now held every even-numbered year, and the Championships every odd-numbered year.

EUSA sports events – the European Universities Games and the European Universities Championships – annually bring together over 4000 participants from 40 European countries, teams and athletes representing their universities. Student athletes from over 400 universities take part in these events every sports season.

Please consult the Bidding procedure on possibilities and needed steps if you would like to organise European Universities Championship(s) in 2027. The sports on the programme are split into two categories:
- GROUP A: 3x3 Basketball, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Futsal, Handball, Rowing, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Water Polo
- GROUP B: Badminton, Chess, Orienteering, Padel, Rugby 7’s, Table Tennis, Tennis, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Volleyball

Available events:
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS (1): Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Volleyball
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHAMPIONSHIPS (15): 3x3 Basketball, Basketball, Badminton, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Orienteering, Padel, Rowing, Rugby 7's, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball,  Water Polo

Timeline and Deadlines:
Deadline for submission of the bid 01.03.2024
Payment of the attribution fee*    01.03.2024
Attribution of the EUC by 01.05.2024
* Fee to be refunded in case the candidate is not selected

The events, especially the European Universities Games, bring together not only student athletes competing in their sport, but also sports experts and higher education representatives, enabling exchange of experience through educational events accompanying the sports events.

Bidding is open since November 2023 and the first deadline for the submission is now approaching: March 1, 2024. Please consult the national university sports association in your country on the possibilities and needed steps or submit your queries directly to the EUSA Office.

About EUSA:
European University Sports Association is the governing body for higher education and collegiate sport in Europe, bringing together national university sport bodies in 46 countries in Europe. EUSA is an associate member of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), consultative member in the Council of Europe’s EPAS, and partners with the European Commission, European Olympic Committees, European Paralympic Committee, European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation, European Fair Play Movement, European Athlete as Student Network, European Students’ Union and sports governing bodies.

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