World University Rowing Championships

World University Rowing Championships

Event Information


Events Offered


Each country is authorised to present: -maximum one (1) crew for each event.
In line with Articles 1.5 and 1.6 of the FISU Regulations and in addition to the conditions laid out in the FISA Rules of Racing (Rule 16), any member federation that has membership of FISU may take part in the World Rowing University Rowing Championships or the Universiades. A federation that is not affiliated to FISU but that is affiliated to FISA may participate in the Championships. For the Universiades, a federation whose country’s Olympic Committee is allowed to take part in the Olympic Games may participate; in those cases where a country does not have an Olympic Committee recognized by the IOC but where the federation is affiliated to FISA, the Executive Committee of FISU will decide on that country’s eligibility.

To take part in a FISU regatta, competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
a) Be a national of the country they represent;
b) Be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event;
c) Be officially registered for and pursuing a full time course of study at a university or similar institute whose status as a university is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
d) Be former students of the institutions mentioned in c) above who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.
e) In countries with fewer than 2,000,000 inhabitants or having fewer than 5,000 University students, students attending technical or secondary schools may participate in the Championships or Universiades, provided that they have been attending their educational institutions for at least two (2) years. Countries wishing to take advantage of this concession must submit an application to the FISU Executive Committee at least six (6) months before the scheduled start of the event. Such an application must be supported by documents endorsed by the appropriate State or National Academic Authorities.

For more information please visit the FISU website here.


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Land of stones and history, Gravelines and les Rives de l’Aa welcome you at the Opal Coast.

Here you will discover history: the ramparts and the walkways of the Vauban city, the museum du dessin et de l’estampe originale devoted to original prints, the stone walls of the prison of Bourbourg where the cries of the prisoners still resonate, the restored gothic choir of the Saint Jean-Baptiste church.

Les Rives de l’Aa are also a land of sports and leisure for all with the PAarc’s nautical stadium, the Sportica’s sports centre, the Jean Binard’s water sports centre, and the equestrian centre.

Finally, les Rives de l’Aa, land of nature, you will be amazed by its numerous public gardens and parks such as the GalamĂ© park in Loon-Plage, or even the Platier d’Oye nature reserve.

Gravelines is a perfect mix of history and modernity, sport and culture, nature and architecture.


Gravelines, FRA

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