UTSNZ is the New Zealand affiliate of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
This allows university athletes to represent NZ at the World University Games and individual sports’ World University Championships.
The UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events are a pathway for competitors to be selected for international honours.
NSOs can also nominate elite
student athletes for competition where no national UTSNZ selection
event exists in that sport.
As the Affiliate to FISU (International Federation of University Sport) UTSNZ can take NZ student sporting talent to the world through the following events:
FISU and UTSNZ International Eligibility Requirements can be found here.
In addition to FISU and UTSNZ requirements, NZ national sporting organisations will have their own selection criteria for international world university events.
See below for a list of the currently confirmed NSO Selection Criteria for the Summer Universiade, 19 - 30 Aug 2017.