The Finnish Student Championships (FSC) consists of national championship tournaments for Finnish higher education students. The tournaments gather thousands of students from Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. The idea behind the FSC is to offer an enjoyable sporting format for students regardless of performance level. The whole concept is based on the joy of sport and joining together for the fun of it!
The FSC includes two series: the competitive series and the relaxed series, the latter being meant for beginners and less experienced athletes.
Take a moment to ask your own institution, your university sports services or your student union if they would like to sponsor you at the Finnish Student Championships!
Who can participate?
Any member of the FSSF member organisations (SYL and SAMOK) is allowed to compete in the FSC.
If you have paid your Student Union membership fee, feel free to sign up for the FSC. The entry fee is raised by 25 % if only two out of three team members have paid their member fee. You may register for the FSC until the end of the year following your year of graduation.
Grab the ball – join us at the FSC!
Do you enjoy organising events? Are you are interested in organising a sporting event in the district of your own institution? Apply for FSC status for your event from the Board of the Finnish Student Sports Federation. The application period lasts from the middle of May until the middle of October. FSSF will train all organisers of the FSC, which means that no former experience of organising sporting events is required. Read more under “training and development_education_training_schooling”.[k3]
Ready for takeoff? – From Finnish champion to European champion!
Besides collecting the legendary, awe-inspiring Finnish Student Championships medals, the winners of the FSC are automatically granted the right to represent Finland in the European Universities Championships (linkki!). This means that winning the FSC grants you the opportunity to represent your institution at the European Universities Championships the following year.
Information on the upcoming European Universities Championships can be found on the EUSA website. On the assumption that you won the Finnish student championship in a sport, you might want to check if your sport is included in the EUSA Games calendar or the event program. All athletes interested in participating in the European Universities Championships or the EUSA Games, please contact us for further information!