University World Cups

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FISU University World Cups


The University World Cups are a sport property of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). University World Cups present a unique opportunity for the best university teams to compete on the world stage against other universities. By engaging inter-varsity rivalry through the University World Cups, UniSport aims to engage its members and enhance the quality of university sport at a national level. 

Currently the University World Cups exist in 3x3 Basketball and Football (Soccer) with sports such as Rugby Sevens and Cheerleading to be added to this competition format from 2022. 

3x3 Basketball

Since 2015, the 3x3 Basketball UWC has been held annually in Xiamen, China. In 2019, Macquarie University (men's team) and the University of Technology Sydney (women's team) qualified as the Oceania representatives to take on the world's best universities in Xiamen, China from 31 October to 3 November 2019. 

2019 results: The UTS women's team came 8th place overall and the Macquarie men's team ended in 6th place. Full results can be found here.

2021 Update

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the 2021 3x3 University World Cup has been postponed, with the next competition scheduled to take place in late 2022. 

Uni of Wollongong Men's Football


The inaugural edition of the Football UWC was held in Jinjiang, China from 21 November - 1 December 2019. Australia was represented at this bi-annual event by the University of Wollongong (men's team pictured) and the University of Sydney (women's team)​.  

2019 results: Both teams had a fantastic tournament amongst extremely talented competition. The University of Sydney finished in 6th place in the women's cup whilst the University of Wollongong secured Silver medals after narrowly losing 2-1 in extra time in the grand final. Full results can be found here.