2019 World Women's Handball Championship
|Dates||30 November–15 December|
|Teams||24 (from 5 confederations)|
Kumamoto region will be entrusted the organization of the World Championship. Additionally the Japanese Organizing Committee will have a venue in Tokyo in order prepare for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. Kumamoto has had a lot of experience with handball tournaments. In 1997 Kumamoto hosted the Men’s World Championships.
|Host nation||28 October 2013||Doha||1||Japan|
|2017 World Championship||1–17 December 2017||Germany||1||France|
|2018 South and Central American Championship||29 November – 4 December 2018||Maceió||2|| Argentina|
|2018 European Championship||29 November – 16 December 2018||France||3|| Netherlands|
|2018 Asian Women's Handball Championship||30 November – 9 December 2018||Japan||4|| Australia|
|2018 African Women's Handball Championship||2–12 December 2018||Brazzaville||3|| Angola|
|2019 Nor.Ca. Women's Handball Championship||May 2019||TBA||1|
|European qualification||23 November 2018 – 6 June 2019||Various||9|
^ 1. If countries from Oceania (Australia or New Zealand) participating in the Asian Championships finished within the top 5, they qualified for the World Championships. If they placed sixth or lower, the place would have been transferred to the wild card spot.
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year, Italics indicates host for that year.
- "Japan and Denmark/Germany are the hosts of the 2019 World Championships". 28 October 2013.
- "Japan will host Women´s World Cup 2019". handball-world.com. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "IHF Women's World Championship – Qualification Update". ihf.info. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- "Teams". 24th IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.