The Erasmus University gets to organize the 2014 European University Games. This student sport event will then close the centennial celebrations of this Rotterdam institution.
Bidding to host the second EUG, to be held from 4 to 13 July 2014, was also the University of Wroclaw in Poland. In each sporting event, sixteen teams will compete; the teams have to be placed in advance. As organizer, Erasmus University may field a team for every event.
Only teams from institutions of higher education which are members of the Dutch Student Sport Association can vie for participation. Besides the universities, only four universities of applied sciences qualify: Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Zeeland University of Applied Sciences, I-Pabo and BRESS in Breda. However, applied sciences university students can also join student sports centres in many cities, through which they can also contend for the games.