University Challenge: Apply Now!

It is that time of the year again, Paxman is returning and we need you to put him back in his place! The application process for University Challenge has now begun and we are searching for the next passionate team to represent us.

It is that time of the year again, Paxman is returning and we need you to put him back in his place!

The application process for University Challenge has now begun and we are searching for the next passionate team to represent us.

This year, we’re looking to build on the strong foundations of previous teams by going one better and reaching the live show hosted by the legendary ‘Quizmaster’ Jeremy Paxman.

What’s it all about?

If you haven’t heard of University Challenge before, you’ve been missing out, the game itself consists of two teams of four students plus a reserve. The aim is to achieve as many points as possible, they’re awarded for correct answers and worth more if a bonus question is answered successfully.

If you’re lucky and bright enough to make it to the live shows, you’ll be competing against 27 other teams. These teams are eventually whittled down to only the best who will then battle it out in the final to become University Challenge champions.

How do you apply?

Due to the current lockdown, this year's process is taking place entirely online with an online entry test that you can access by clicking the button below.

Questions are on a variety of different topics that reflect the obscurity of frazzling questions asked on the show. 

Based on your performance, we'll then select a team to go forward and represent Royal Holloway. We'll organise a Zoom meeting for the team so you can get to know each other and start building that team camaraderie!

Take the test