Only the competitors, who satisfy the following conditions may take part in a FISU World University Championships in 2020:
- must have the citizenship of the country they represent;
- must be at least 17 and not more than 25 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event; for 2020, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1995 and the 31/12/2002
- must be students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;
- may be former students of the institutions mentioned above, who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event
Each country can join a team of 12 participants (6 women and 6 men) and 5 team officials