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The FISU Forum is a biennial event held in various cities around the world. The Forum provides an opportunity for students and university sport senior staff/leaders to come together to discuss education, culture and university sport. The Forum features workshops, conference style dialogues, and presentations by delegates. Both cultural and sporting excursions are included throughout the Forum as well. 

Zagreb, Croatia will host the 2024 FISU Forum from August 27 – 31, 2024.

Main Theme

  • “University Sport: Creating a Better World”


  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering gender equality, inclusivity, and accessibility in university sports.

  • Sports Diplomacy and Global Relations: Leveraging university sports for international collaboration and cultural exchange.

    Canadian Delegation

    U SPORTS will send a maximum of five (5) delegates as follows:

  • Three (3) student representatives

  • Two (2) university sport representatives

    Selection Criteria

    In order to be considered as a student representative, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen

  • Be at least 17 and less than 25 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event; must

    be born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2006

  • Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma

    at a university or similar institute whose status is recognised by the appropriate national

    academic authority of Canada

  • Former students who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year

    preceding the event (ie. 2023)


In order to be considered as a university sport representative, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a leadership position in post-secondary athletics, physical education, other post- secondary department (preference will be given to U SPORTS or CCAA applicants) or be a U SPORTS staff member.

  • Have a detailed understanding of the university sport system in Canada

Have the endorsement of their university (academic faculty or athletics department)


This event is self-funded; U SPORTS does not fund any FISU Forum participants or any aspects of their participation.

The following is an estimated budget for the trip. Each participant is responsible for all costs related to their participation at the 2024 FISU Forum.

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If selected, a deposit for the Meals & Accommodations Fee will be required by May 10, 2024. Participants will also need to participate to a debrief session with U SPORTS and submit a post- event report.

Application Deadline

Applicants must electronically submit a completed application form along with a resume/CV and a letter of recommendation from their school (academic department or athletic department) by February 29, 2024 via e-mail to:

Alexandra Roy
U SPORTS Manager, International Games Operations E-mail:
Tel: (514)-226-1363

The successful candidates will be chosen and notified of their selection by March 22, 2024.