Only the following may participate as a competitor in the World University Games:
Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
Former student of the institution mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.
All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
Be a national of the country they represent (with exception of Figure Skating)
Be at least 18 and no older than 25 years of age on December 31st of the year of the event (WUG2023: participants must be born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2005.
Athletes participating in FISU Sport Events must represent the same country as in events of their respective International Federation events. Changes of sport nationality must follow respective IF rules
No athlete or official under a current suspension from FISU, IF or the National Federation of his/her country may take part in the Winter World University Games.