Eligibility for Event

2015 Games Requirements

The Universiades and Championships are open to all student athletes that have not been out of university or its equivalent for more than a year and that are between 17 and 28 years old. Any association or national federation which is recognized by the US-IUSF (and in turn, FISU) is eligible to nominate a team or individual competitor in a sport represented in the current World University Games competition.

Each athlete must meet the following specific criteria in order to be eligible.

  1. United States Citizen and able to obtain a US Passport.
  2. Born between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1997. For basketball, the athlete must be born after January 1, 1990 and before December 31, 1997.
  3. Have taken at least one 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the GAMES. Incoming freshman and transfers are usually eligible.
  4. Sign the Comprehensive Acceptance of Team USA Agreements form.
  5. Sign the Team USA Honor Code and Code of Conduct form.
  6. Sign the Team USA Authorizations, Waiver and Release Form.