Washington, D.C. 20549

                                  FORM 12b-25

                            Commission File Number

                          NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check one):
[ ] Form 10-K  [X] Form 11-K  [ ] Form 20-F  [ ] Form 10-Q  [ ] Form N-SAR

For period ended December 31, 2003

[ ]  Transition Report on Form 10-K
[ ]  Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[ ]  Transition Report on Form 20-F
[ ]  Transition Report on Form N-SAR
[ ]  Transition Report on Form 11-K

For the transition period ended _____________________________

         Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission
has verified any information contained herein.

       If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above,
identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:


                                    PART I
                            REGISTRANT INFORMATION

Vivendi Universal
Full Name of Registrant

Former Name if Applicable

42, avenue de Friedland
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)

75380 Paris Cedex 08, France
City, State and Zip Code

                                    PART II
                            RULE 12b-25(b) AND (c)

     If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or
expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the
following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate.) [X]

     (a) The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form
could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense.

     (b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on
Form 10-K, Form 20-F, 11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof, will be filed on
or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the
subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof
will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed
due date; and

     (c) The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c)
has been attached if applicable.

                                   PART III

     State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K,
10-Q, N-SAR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed
within the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed.)

         The registrant's independent accountants are in the process of
completing the financial statements and schedules to be prepared in accordance
with the financial reporting requirements of ERISA for the Vivendi Universal
Games, Inc. 401(k) Plan. Such financial statements and schedules are required
for the filing of Form 11-K. These delays are beyond the control of the
registrant. The Form 11-K for the Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. 401(k) Plan
will be filed as soon as possible after the audited financial statements and
schedules are completed. We anticipate this filing to be completed on or
before July 13, 2004.

                                    PART IV
                               OTHER INFORMATION

         (1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

         Calvin P. Wong                             (212) 572 - 7322
              (Name)            (Area Code)         (Telephone Number)

     (2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company
Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the
registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is
no, identify report(s). [X] Yes [ ] No

     (3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of
operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be
reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or
portion thereof? [ ] Yes [X] No

     If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively
and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable
estimate of the results cannot be made.


                            Vivendi Universal S.A.
                  (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.

Date: June 28, 2004                   By      /s/ George E. Bushnell, III
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                                           George E. Bushnell, III
                                           Senior Vice President/General Counsel
                                           Vivendi Universal S.A.


We have not completed our audit of the financial statements of the Vivendi
Universal Games, Inc. 401(k) Plan for the year ended December 31, 2003. As a
result, Vivendi Universal, S.A. was unable to file the Form 11K for the
Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. 401(k) Plan for the year ended December 31, 2003
by the required date of June 28, 2004. We anticipate that the Form 11K will be
filed no later than July 13, 2004.

                                           By:/s/ McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
                                           McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

Pasadena, California
June 28, 2004