Washington D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                    PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF THE
                        SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                  May 3, 2002

                               VIVENDI UNIVERSAL

                            42, avenue de Friedland
                                  75008 Paris
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                             Form 20-F     X       Form 40-F
                                          ----               ----
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                               Yes           No     X
                                    ----           ----
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connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):

Contents:  Press Release.

                                  EXHIBIT LIST

Exhibit             Description

99.1    Press Release.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                           VIVENDI UNIVERSAL

                                           By: /s/ George E.Bushnell III
                                                Name:  George E. Bushnell III
                                                Title:  Vice President

Date:  May 3, 2002