VU's elite student athletes can be selected to represent Australia at major international sport events.

The Universiade (Summer and Winter) brings together the world's best student athletes. Held every two years in a different city, it is one of the largest multi-sport events in the world.

The World University Championships are single sport competitions with over 30 stand-alone events. The Championships are held every two years, between the Universiades.

Teams are selected by the National Sporting Organisation in conjunction with Australian University Sport to represent Australia in the World University Championships and World Universiade events.

 

Elite student athlete Jackson Harrison represented the Australian rowing team at the World University Championships in France.

World University Games

The Summer Universiade and Winter Universiade are held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Teams chosen to represent Australia are selected in consultation with National Sporting Organisations.

Staged in various cities throughout the world, this is a great opportunity to take your talent overseas to compete for your country.

The Summer Universiade has competitions in 12 compulsory sports and some optional sports determined by the host.

  • athletics
  • basketball
  • beach volleyball
  • diving
  • fencing
  • football
  • gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic)
  • judo
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • water polo.

There are 10 compulsory sports that make up the Winter Universiade and additional optional sports can be determined by where in the world the events are held.

  • alpine skiing
  • biathlon
  • cross country skiing
  • figure skating¬†
  • ice hockey
  • Nordic combined
  • short track speed skating.

World University Championships

The World University Championships are held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Teams chosen to represent Australia at the World University Championships are selected in consultation with National Sporting Organisations.

Staged in various cities all over the world, this is a great opportunity to take your sporting talent overseas to compete for your country. Separate events for different sports are held throughout the year in different countries across the globe. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

  • 3 v 3 basketball
  • American football
  • archery
  • badminton
  • beach volleyball
  • boxing
  • bridge
  • canoe sprint
  • chess
  • cross country
  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • floorball
  • futsal
  • golf
  • handball
  • karate
  • orienteering
  • rowing
  • rugby 7s
  • sailing
  • speed skating
  • sport shooting
  • squash
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • triathlon
  • weightlifting.
  • woodball
  • wrestling.

Contact us

Scott Cashmere
Sport Services Manager
Phone: +61 3 9919 4433
Email: eliteathletes@vu.edu.au