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2021 World University Games Selection Criteria Update

Jan. 14, 2021, 9:10 p.m. (ET)

As a result of the many enquiries that we have received regarding the 2021 World University Games, we would like to provide an update and clarification on the selection criteria.
Following discussions with the USIUSF, we have been informed that any high school student-athlete who is enrolled to attend college in 2021 and has received a National Letter of Intent and/or a Letter of Acceptance from the learning institution along with a deposit by the student-athlete confirming the intention to attend, IS eligible to participate in the World University Games.


The 2021 Summer World University Games are scheduled to be held between Aug. 18 and Aug. 29, 2021 in Chengdu, China. This is an exciting opportunity for our student-athletes to participate in and represent the United States.
  • All competitors must be at least 17 and less than 25 years of age on Jan. 1 in the year of the event.
  • All competitors must have taken at least a 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the championship.
The complete list of eligibility requirements can be found HERE.


If you wish to express interest in competing in the World University Games please email