Only the competitors who satisfy the following conditions may take part in a FISU World University Speed Skating Championship 2018:

a) Be a national of the country they represent;

b) Be at least 17 and less than 25 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event; for 2018, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1993 and the 31/12/2000.

Only the following may participate as competitors in a FISU World University Championship:

a) 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 their country;

b) Former students of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.