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Event Type

Capture The Flag

Duration

3 Days

Region

Global

Entry Fee

Free

Prize Pool

£22,045

Team Size

1-10 Students

Difficulty

Easy to Hard

CTF Style

Jeopardy & Full Pwn

about the event

Universities around the world, assemble!

Welcome back! It’s been a year already… Did you rest? Did you push your skills to the top? Are you ready for our iconic event? Bring it ON!

Hack The Box University CTF 2021 is HERE!

Every year we gather university students from all over the world to compete in our university CTF, which provides a hands-on learning experience for students of all skill levels! With prizes that give even more learning opportunities!

WHY JOIN

Glory, learning, prizes, cert!

Hack amazing content

Learn with the best hacking content from HTB!


Win the best prizes

A never-seen-before prize list is awaiting the top teams!


Climb the scoreboard

Achieve eternal glory and show your team is the best!


Get CTF-Certified

For all players with 200+ points. Special cert for the TOP 3.


Hack The Box Prizes
hacking content

24 Challenges. You’ve got this!

Web

3 Challenges

Crypto

3 Challenges

Reversing

3 Challenges

Forensics

3 Challenges

Pwn

3 Challenges

Full Pwn

3 Challenges

Cloud

2 Challenges

Hardware

2 Challenges

Misc

1 Challenge

SCADA

1 Challenge

TIMELINE

UNI CTF 2021: Mark the dates

Registration Opens

29th September 2021

Registration Closes

15 November 2021

Pre-Event Talks

18 November 2021

Qualifier CTF Starts

19 November 2021

Qualifier CTF Ends

21 November 2021

Finals CTF

Q1 2022

AGENDA

Event Schedule

Live on our YouTube channel.

13:00 - 13:30

UTC

Welcome to the CTF | CTF Content, Rules, Prizes
Hack The Box Presenter

Sotiria Giannitsari (@r0adrunn3r) Senior Community Manager @ Hack The Box

13:30 - 14:00

UTC

Setup & Get The Most From Your Ethical Hacking Society
Hack The Box Presenter

Tom Williams, Strategic Customer Success Manager @ Hack The Box

    • Warwick University
    • University of Tampa

14:00 - 14:30

UTC

Attacking Web Applications, Only Using a Web Browser
Hack The Box Presenter

Zeyad Almadani, Training Developer @ Hack The Box

14:30 - 15:00

UTC

Use HTB & Academy to Level Up Your Studies & Career
Hack The Box Presenter

Bob Theisen, Junior Training Developer @ Hack The Box

15:00 - 15:30

UTC

HTB UNI CTF 2020 Winner Talk
Hack The Box Presenter

SIGINT - University of Edinburgh interviewed by Sotiria Giannitsari (@r0adrunn3r)

15:30 - 16:00

UTC

Parrot Unveiled - Under The Hood Of A Hacking OS
Hack The Box Presenter

Lorenzo Faltera @ Founder & Team Lead of Parrot OS

16:00 - 16:30

UTC

Professors' Panel | Complementing Cyber Teaching with HTB Labs
Hack The Box Presenter

moderated by Angelos Liapas, Account Executive @ Hack The Box

Hack The Box Presenter

Jason Cuneo, Chief Technologist @ Auburn University

Hack The Box Presenter

Christopher Simpson, Director @ National University | Center for Cybersecurity

Hack The Box Presenter

Sina Pournouri, Course Leader of Msc Cyber Security @ Sheffield Hallam University

16:30 - 17:00

UTC

The New Era Of Training: HTB Surprise
Hack The Box Presenter

Katerina Tasiopoulou, Business Development Manager @ Hack The Box

sponsors

Those Supporting HTB UNI CTF 2021

To become a sponsor and support the HTB UNI CTF 2021, find out more details here.

Hack The Box and Ckeckpoint

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Hack The Box and Ckeckpoint

BASE SPONSOR

Hack The Box and Ckeckpoint

BASE SPONSOR

Hack The Box and Ckeckpoint

BASE SPONSOR

prize pool

It’s All About Prizes

Hack The Box Prizes
Hack The Box

First Place

£1,700

  • Annual VIP+ (for each player)

  • £25 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • Special “1st Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Second Place

£850

  • 6 Months VIP (for each player)

  • £25 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • Special “2nd Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Third Place

£550

  • 3 Months VIP (for each player)

  • £25 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • Special “3rd Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Fourth Place

  • 1 Month VIP+ (for each player)

Hack The Box

Fifth Place

  • 1 Month VIP+ (for each player)

Hack The Box

First Place

£9,895

  • Exclusive HTB Trophy

  • £2,000 Cash

  • Advanced Dedicated Labs - 6 Month with Pwnbox

  • £100 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • £50 Amazon Gift Card (for each player)

  • PayPal Hoodies (for each player)

  • Special “1st Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Second Place

£4,000

  • £1,000 Cash

  • £100 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • Annual VIP+ (for each player)

  • £50 Amazon Gift Card (for each player)

  • PayPal Hoodies (for each player)

  • Special “2nd Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Third Place

£2,500

  • £50 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • 6 Months VIP (for each player)

  • £25 Amazon Gift Card (for each player)

  • Special “3rd Place” Certificate

Hack The Box

Fourth Place

  • £25 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • 1 Month VIP+ (for each player)

Hack The Box

Fifth Place

  • £25 HTB Swag Card (for each player)

  • 1 Month VIP+ (for each player)

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: £22,045

HOW TO REGISTER

Get your team ready. Sign up.

  1. Go to → ctf.hackthebox.com/uni-ctf-registration
  2. Create a new account or join with an existing one. If this is the first time you join our CTF platform, you will be asked to “Join A Team” or “Create A Team”. You can skip this step for now if you do not know with which team you will be participating with.
  3. See all CTFs listed under ctf.hackthebox.com/ctfs and watch out for the top banner HTB University CTF 2021 is now open!
  4. Click REGISTER on the top banner. Add your academic email, check your inbox and insert the code. This step needs to be completed by all team members, not just the team captain!
  5. Once you are verified, select the university you will be representing. Not seeing your university listed? Check out how to add it here.
    All universities need to be part of the HTB university list. It’s free and only takes a few minutes to fill in and 24h to confirm.
  6. Now wait for a confirmation email and... voilà! You are registered. You will get a confirmation email within a few hours.

Once you have completed your registration to the CTF following all steps above, the Team Captain of the team will only need to click “JOIN” on Uni CTF 2021 Quals. Make sure all the Team Members have completed the registration process and get ready for the competition!

Still have questions about specific steps of the process? Consult this help article.
Discord

Join our Discord server and check out #uni-ctf-21-quals to meet your opponents, share hacking tips and connect.

CTFtime

Add your participation on CTFtime. Your ranking will be uploaded after the CTF ends. Don’t miss a single point!

Official Hashtag

Make us part of your journey and share training tips, comments, and any story using: #HTBUniCTF2021

FOR A FAIR PLAY

Rules Of The Game

  1. The “Top 15” teams of the Qualifier round will pass to the Finals round.
  2. Only students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master's program can participate in this event.
  3. Do not attack the backend infrastructure of the CTF.
  4. Do not attack other teams playing in the CTF.
  5. Do not brute-force the flag submission form.
  6. Do not exchange flags or write-ups/hints of the challenges with other teams.
  7. Do not violate HTB's Terms of Service. You can read it here.
  8. Do not try to DDoS the challenges or make actions that could lead to this result. For example, brute force or use of automated tools with many threads.
  9. Do not be part of more than one team within the same CTF.
WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR

HTB UNI CTF 2020. Hear it from the winners.

Hack The Box Prizes
Universities

200

Players

1,305

Challenges

20

Winner

SIGINT - University of Edinburgh

Hack The Box University CTF was a really fun CTF where we competed against international universities. It had great challenges and an amazing community. We enjoyed getting together with like-minded people for a weekend of hacking. Would recommend this for anybody interested in having fun while learning cybersecurity.
- SudoCr0wn, Team Captain -