Swedish University Sports Federation

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The Swedish University Sports Federation (SAIF), is a Special Sport Confederation (SF) which works with student sports at a national level. As a confederation, we primarily work with students at universities, colleges and adult education centres in Sweden who are interested in being physically active.

SAIF develops, coordinates and represents Swedish student sport through competitions, education and advocacy activities nationally and internationally. Our mission is to offer all students the opportunity to participate in sport at their level of ambition, regardless of whether you are a novice, elite or somewhere in between. We have approximately 100 member associations all over Sweden and offers over 50 different sports, with around 60,000 members in total.

In Sweden, there are 72 different Special Sport Confederations which are members of Sweden’s collective sports organisation, the Swedish Sports Confederation. Most of the confederations represent one sport: for example badminton, handball or rowing, However, SAIF is one of the so-called multi-sports confederations, i.e. a confederation which offers different sports since our main target group is students.

A Swedish personal identify number is not required to become a member of one of our associations.

If you are interested, we recommend trying out a popular Swedish sport, floorball. Or why not join one of our associations which offers outdoor activities so you can experience the Swedish countryside while being active. By the way, did you know that one of our associations offers Quidditch? Membership of one of our associations is the perfect way to meet new friends and make your stay in Sweden one to remember.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email.

Welcome to Swedish student sport!

The Swedish Academic Sports Federation, SAIF, was founded in 1913. For more than 100 years, the federation has developed, coordinated and represented Swedish student sport through competitions, training and advocacy activities nationally and internationally. SAIF is a federation with a solid history of offering opportunities for current and future active students. Swedish student sport offers all students the chance to take part in sport at the level of their ambition. The federation has approximately 100 member associations with around 60,000 members.

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