The organisers of this year's European Universities Games in Belgrade say there has been "big interest" in the event, with the first round of registrations closing tomorrow.
More than 5,500 athletes are expected to compete between July 12 and 25 in Serbia's capital, in 21 different sports.
It will be the second biggest sporting event ever held in the country, after the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade.
"Although the European Universities Games Belgrade 2020 start only in July, the registration for the event is ongoing, and we are recording big interest for the event," the European University Sports Association (EUSA) said.
"The first round of registrations closes on January 15, so EUSA encourages registration in time in order to ensure participation."
EUSA President Adam Roczek visited Belgrade last month and noted "steady progress" in preparation for the Games, which will use Štark Arena for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The sports on the programme are badminton, 3x3 basketball, basketball, beach handball, beach volleyball, chess, football, futsal, handball, judo, Para-judo, karate, kickboxing, orienteering, rowing, table tennis, Para-table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and water polo.
As well as the sport, organisers will offer educational programmes, workshops, masterclasses and other activities.
Entertainment and a cultural programme is also promised.