LAUSANNE – FISU is pleased to announce that it has officially launched the bidding procedure for the 2021 Winter and Summer Universiades.
The FISU Member Associations interested in bidding for the 30th Winter Universiade 2021 or the 31st Summer Universiade 2021 have time to send in their application until 1 March 2015. The Universiade is attributed six year ahead of schedule to give its host plenty of time to prepare for this major multi-sport event.
In the meanwhile, the following cities will host the biennial university sport event in the next years:
 27th Winter Universiade 2015
Granada, Spain – 4 to 14 February, 2015 (
Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, Slovakia (Nordic Skiing and Biathlon) – 24 Jan. to 1 Feb., 2015
 28th Summer Universiade 2015
Gwangju, Korea – 3 to 14 July, 2015 (  
 28th Winter Universiade 2017
Almaty, Kazakhstan – 29 January to 8 February, 2017 (
 29th Summer Universiade 2017
Taipei, Chinese Taipei – 19 to 30 August, 2017 (
 29th Winter Universiade in 2019
Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation – Dates to be determined (
 30th Summer Universiade 2019
Brasilia, Brazil – Dates to be determined

 Bidding & Attribution Schedule
1 September, 2014: Launch of the bidding process
1 March, 2015: Bidding form and payment of bidding fee
1 April to 30 September: Working sessions and Observers' programme  
(Brussels, Lausanne, Gwangju SU)
From 30 September, 2015: 

  • Submission of the bidding book (Lausanne)
  • Inspection visits by Evaluation Committees (All candidate cities)
  • Presentations by the Bidding Committees to the FISU Executive Committee and attribution of the 2021 Universiades (Laus




Notes to editors: About FISU

Founded in 1949, FISU (International University Sports Federation) is an organisation dedicated to university sport and the promotion of excellence in mind and body. Balancing elite sport competition and academic studies, the student-athletes participating in FISU events are today's stars and tomorrow's leaders. FISU has three core sport properties: the Summer and Winter Universiade and the World University Championships. The Summer and Winter Universiade are international multi-sporting and cultural festivals held every two years, gathering student-athletes aged 17-28 from over 170 countries. FISU's other major sporting events are the World University Championships (WUC), single-sporting events which are held in the years between the Universiades. In 2014 there will be a total of 29 Championships in 23 countries and for the first time American Football will be on the programme. In addition to our existing broadcast agreements, FISU's long-term multimedia partnership with Eurosport will bring live HD broadcast for each Summer Universiade and Winter Universiade across Europe and Asia-Pacific and greater exposure for all FISU properties through the monthly TV magazine CAMPUS. FISU's partnerships with Eurosport covers all events through 2017. The 2015 editions of the Universiade are in Granada, ESP (winter) and Gwangju, KOR (summer), 2017 in Almaty, KAZ (winter) and Taipei City, TPE (summer) and 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, RUS (winter) and Brasilia, BRA (summer).


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