Ready. Set. PWN!

Hack The Box University CTF 2020 is our annual online hacking competition open to University teams from all over the world. By participating in this event with your University, you will have the opportunity to showcase your hacking skills and win fantastic prizes.

Qualifier CTF

Friday, 20 November 2020 13:00 pm UTC - Sunday, 22 November 2020 13:00 pm UTC

Finals CTF

Friday, 5 March 2021 13:00 pm UTC - Saturday, 6 March 2021 UTC 13:00 pm UTC

UNI CTF Qualifier Starts


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Who Can Join?

Hack The Box Universities

Any University enrolled in HTB has the chance to join the event. Check the full list here.



Any University in the World

Not on HTB yet? Now it is the perfect time to be! Follow these quick and simple steps:

1. Hack your way in.
2. Enroll your University for free here.
3. Submit the form below.
4. Wait for an email with instructions.
5. Prepare for the biggest University CTF of 2020!

Can you bring your university to the top?

Here is a small content preview. Are you mastering any of these skills?


Web Pwn Reversing Hardware Forensics Crypto Blockchain Misc

Why Join?

Hack the most awesome hacking content, custom made by our team exclusively for this event.

Win exclusive Hack The Box prizes along with goodies from our awesome Event Supporters.

Meet, chat, compete with Universities and fellow cyber security students from all around the world.

Achieve eternal glory for your University and your team. Can you get to the top of the CTF Scoreboard?


Prizes this year will go above and beyond!

Hack The Box

Hack The Box Swag including Desk Mats, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Caps Stickers! Hack The Box Premium Training Services, such as Pro Labs, VIP+, VIP, Pro Labs.

Parrot Security

Awesome hacking swag by Parrot Security OS will await the top 3 winning teams on both rounds. Big thanks to the coolest hacking distro for supporting this event!


Who said no to some extra cloud? Not us! All players can claim a free trial here with a 60-day $100 credit. Bigger credit for the top 3 winning teams of the Finals. Thank you DigitalOcean for supporting this event!

Qualifier Round

1st Team

6 Months HTB VIP & ParrotOS Stickers

2nd Team

3 Months HTB VIP & ParrotOS Stickers

3rd Team

1 Month HTB VIP+ & ParrotOS Stickers

4th Team

1 Month HTB VIP+

5th Team

1 Month HTB VIP+

"Best Writeup" Team

1 Month HTB VIP+

"Master Exploiter" Team

1 Month HTB VIP+

Finals Round

1st Team

Hack The Box: 6 Months Dedicated Labs (premium training service, 10 users / 20 machines), HTB Hoodies & Stickers

ParrotOS: T-Shirts

Digital Ocean: $500 Free Trial Credit (per player) + Swag Box (one box with DO goodies for the team)

2nd Team

Hack The Box: 3 Months Pro Lab & 3 Months VIP+, HTB Desk Mats & Stickers

ParrotOS: Caps

Digital Ocean: $500 Free Trial Credit (per player)

3rd Team

Hack The Box: 1 Month Pro Lab & 3 Months VIP+, HTB T-Shirts & Stickers

ParrotOS: Mugs

Digital Ocean: $500 Free Trial Credit (per player)

4th Team

Hack The Box: 1 Month VIP+, HTB Caps & Stickers

5th Team

Hack The Box: 1 Month VIP+, HTB Socks & Stickers

6th Team

Hack The Box: 1 Month HTB VIP+, HTB Stickers

FAQ: What You Need to Know

Do I need to have a team?

Yes! You should form a team of maximum 10 people.

How long will it take?

The duration of the Qualifier CTF will be 48 hours.

What if something goes wrong?

We will support the CTF via our Hack The Box Discord server via private channels only for the CTF Participants. Join our server and we will inform you after your registration how to enter our secret HTB x UNI CTF Channels.

What content will be in the CTF?

It will be a Jeopardy Style CTF with more than 20 Challenges distributed in various categories. The difficulty will scale from beginner to hard.

Who will go to the Finals?

The Top 15 teams of the Qualifier round will pass to the Finals round.

How will I qualify for the Finals?

The Top 15 teams will need to send us write-ups after the CTF to decide who is going to pass or not to the Finals round. If a team does not qualify, we will contact the next team in the Scoreboard.

Is there a limit of participants?

No, there is no max capacity. The more the merrier!

Is there a deadline?

All teams need to enroll their University to HTB and submit the form below by November 15th 2020 23:59 pm UTC! After our team reviews all the submissions, eligible Universities will receive an email with instructions and details on how to join the CTF event. So, make sure you provide an email that you regularly check ;)

Watch The Pre-Event Talks

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

14:00 pm UTC

Opening Ceremony: Welcome Message from Sotiria Giannitsari [r0adrunn3r], Community Manager @ Hack The Box

14:30 pm UTC

Active Directory 101 - A Beginner's Guide: Shaun Whorton [egotisticalSW], Head of Content Delivery @ Hack The Box

15:00 pm UTC

A cyber security curriculum with Hack The Box: Arjen Wiersma [credmp4novi], Profressor @ NOVI Hogeschool

15:30 pm UTC

Hack your way to market - Skills, Certs, Careers: Nikos Fountas, Head of Operations @ Hack The Box

16:00 pm UTC

Advance your courses in a gamified way - Dedicated Labs for Universities: Katerina Tasiopoulou, Business Development Manager @ Hack The Box

Friday, November 20th, 2020

12:45 pm UTC

Opening Ceremony: Welcome Message for the CTF, Tips & Tricks by Sotiria Giannitsari [r0adrunn3r], Community Manager @ Hack The Box

Saturday, November 21st, 2020



Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

13:00 pm UTC

Closing Ceremony: Winners Announcement and CTF Feedback: Sotiria Giannitsari [r0adrunn3r], Community Manager @ Hack The Box

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UNI CTF 2019

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Ready To Join HTB x UNI CTF 2020?

Not on Hack the Box? Hack your way in and then enroll your university, it’s FREE! If you need help, reach out to [email protected].