Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions section is here to make everything easier to you.
Questions you may have and problems you may face are divided into categories.
These pages are intended for guidelines only; for up-to-date information and regulations, please refer to the most recent version of the EUSA Rules and Regulations.
EUSA stands for European University Sports Association.
It is a non-profit, non-governmental association.
As an umbrella association, it acts as the governing body for University Sports in Europe.
To find out more about EUSA Statutes: Statutes
The EUSA is pursuing the following objectives:
a. to maintain and develop regular communication between the national federations;
b. to co-ordinate competitions, conferences, mass-sport-events and other activities both at university and national level;
c. to represent university sport in general and the member federations in particular in relation to European organisations;
d. to disseminate throughout Europe the ideals of university sport in close collaboration with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and other European organisations.
To achieve these objectives, EUSA put in place different events and projects:
Sporting Events: European Universities Championships, European Universities Games, Patronage events.
Non Sporting events: General Assemblies, Conferences, Conventions, Seminars
Other projects: Education, social responsibility projects, partnerships
To find out more, check out the Events page: Event calendar
To find out more, check out the Projects page: Projects
Taking part in events / EUSA activities
You are a student and you want to take part in EUSA activities
You need to be a student (aged 17 to 30) – or you graduated the previous academic year – from a university in one of the EUSA member countries.
(See Members page: Members)
Your national university sport federation is the only body responsible for your qualification.
Usually, you have to take part in the relevant national university championship and achieve a good result (winner, runner-up and sometimes semi-finalists are qualified) to be qualified for the championship.
You must contact your National University Sport Federation; it will submit a general entry form (1st step of the registration) to the relevant Organising Committee.
If more participants than expected are applying for one championship, then the organising committee and the EUSA will choose the participants in accordance with EUSA rules. (Depending on the representativeness of countries, the time of registration and the maximum number of participants per country)
A detailed PDF guide of the registration process might be found here: https://www.eusa.eu/media/documents/registrations-guide
Here’s a summary to make sure you don’t miss any steps:
Now that you’ve qualified (see previous question), you need to follow the registration process to ensure your participation at the relevant event.
There are deadlines to respect if you want to take part in a EUSA event:
- General entry form : 3 months before the event
- Quantitative entry form : 2 months before
- Referee entry form (for relevant sports) : 2 months before
- Individual entry forms and travel plan : 1 month before
All the registration process is done through the EUSA online registration system:
1) On each event page you’ll find a registration link, it leads to a page where you need to log on.
2) The first step is done by your National University Sport Association which has codes to log on :
They register you or your team thanks to the General entry form under a University name WITH A CONTACT PERSON NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
3) This contact person will then automatically receive a username and password.
4) An invoice for a deposit (see FAQ Money matters) is automatically generated. Only once the deposit is paid, the contact person will be able to carry on the registration process.
5) The contact person can then edit the Quantitative entry form (number of athletes, referees, official, date of arrival, date of departure)
Then the organiser must mark you as paid and confirmed (you should contact the organiser then, to arrange detail for the 50% payment before the championship)
6) The contact person must fill Individual entry forms according to the number of persons you stated in the Quantitative form. They should be printed and signed/sealed by university to serve as Certificate of Academic Eligibility.
When this last step is done and approved by organiser then you are registered and can prepare your trip.
Keep a regular contact with organisers (travel plans, info about accommodation) to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Organising an event
The sports events European Universities Championships and the European Universities Games are open for bidding through the National University Sports Associations (NUSAs), as well as the EUSA General Assemblies.
Should you be interested in hosting an event, contact information for your local NUSA can be found here.
You can also request to organise the EUSA General Assembly by directly contacting the EUSA Office.