University Challenge — Appearances, 1994–

Below is a complete list of the 155 institutions that have appeared on the show since its return in 1994, the series in which each appeared, and the round that they reached. See also appearance stats.

There were no new institutions on the 2021 series, the first time this has happened in the Paxman era.

See also: Appearances by institution, 1962–87

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AberdeenS221116
AberystwythQ1Q14
Arts London21
Balliol, Oxford2QS1Q1WS8
BangorS21S25
Bath112115
Birkbeck, London21FQ2W1Q8
BirminghamQ1112122Q210
Bradford11
Brasenose, Oxford211115
Brighton222
Bristol2QQ21H1Q2Q1QQQ1116
Cardiff1Q11HQ17
Central Lancashire112
Charing Cross Hospital1S2
Christ Church, Oxford11Q2W227
Christ's, CambridgeS1HQ25
Churchill, Cambridge2213
CityH1Q3
Clare, Cambridge2HQQ1217
Corpus Christi, Cambridge21112F6
Corpus Christi, OxfordW2FQ25
Courtauld Institute of Art, London11Q3
Cranfield111F4
Darwin, CambridgeS12
De Montfort212
Downing, Cambridge1Q122217
DurhamSW22Q221S111122HSHSSQ21
East London212
EdinburghSQ1HS11Q1Q22Q21SSW2220
Emmanuel, Cambridge21WSQQ6
ExeterQ21QQ2111HH11
Exeter, OxfordQ12
Fitzwilliam, CambridgeHQ2
Girton, Cambridge22Q3
GlamorganQ1
Glasgow1211221Q2210
Goldsmith's, London1213
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge2FQW4
Greyfriar's Hall, Oxford11
Harris Manchester, OxfordQH13
Heriot-Watt21
Hertford, Oxford122
HertfordshireQ1
Homerton, Cambridge11QH4
Huddersfield21
Hull1SHH116
Imperial College School of Medicine, London1Q13
Imperial, LondonW2WF1S1QQ11WS13
Institute of Cancer Research, London11
Jesus, Cambridge1Q2QQ1128
Jesus, Oxford2Q121Q6
Keble, Oxford211S25
Keele2213
Kellogg, Oxford11
Kent11
King's Coll Med&Dent, London12124
King's, Cambridge21Q14
King's, London221HQ5
Kingston11
LSEF1S11QH18
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford21
Lampeter222
Lancaster21QH216
Leeds1HS225
LeicesterQ122116
Linacre, Oxford1H2
Lincoln, OxfordSH2
Liverpool211SH112QS111
Liverpool John Moores212
London Business SchoolS1
London Institute in Paris11
London MetropolitanS1
London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineH22
Loughborough2H2
Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge1113
Magdalen, OxfordWW21W1SW2F2212
Magdalene, Cambridge2111F5
ManchesterS2Q2SWFSWSWWS211QQ219
Merton, Oxford2222F127
Middlesex212
Murray Edwards, Cambridge1213
New, OxfordF1S3
NewcastleQQQ22111QQS11
Newnham, Cambridge2212226
North London122
NottinghamSQ12122122111
Nuffield, OxfordQ1
OpenQ1F2W22129
Oriel, OxfordFF124
Oxford Brookes2QQ24
Pembroke, CambridgeH1FQ1117
Pembroke, OxfordQH13
Peterhouse, Cambridge21S2W26
Plymouth11
Portsmouth1113
Queen Mary, London1H2
Queen's, Belfast2QQ12H1Q21111
Queen's, Oxford222
Queens', Cambridge21QQ2H6
Reading2222116
Regent's Park, Oxford21
Robert Gordon, Aberdeen11
Robinson, CambridgeQ2124
Royal Academy of Music, London112
Royal College of Music11
Royal Holloway, London222
Royal Northern College of MusicQ1
Royal Veterinary College, London1113
Salford2213
School of Oriental & African StudiesQ2S215
Selwyn, CambridgeS212126
Sheffield11222S21F2S11H14
Sheffield HallamQ12
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge11214
Somerville, OxfordW21F4
South Bank21
Southampton12111Q2229
St AndrewsQ121S1Q2QHH1121216
St Anne's, Oxford111H4
St Bartholomew's, London11
St Benet's Hall, Oxford21
St Catharine's, Cambridge21Q3
St Catherine's, Oxford11
St Cross, Oxford11
St Edmund Hall, Oxford21F3
St Edmund's, CambridgeQ12
St George's, London112Q25
St Hilda's, Oxford11Q24
St Hugh's, OxfordQHH2H5
St John's, Cambridge1S21W26
St John's, Oxford1FQ2F1F28
St Peter's, OxfordSH23
Strathclyde21121Q6
Surrey11H3
Sussex12211H17
Swansea2113
Trinity Hall, Cambridge1F1Q4
Trinity Laban11
Trinity, CambridgeWQ12121WQ1S11
Trinity, OxfordH22
UEA2213
UMIST1S1H4
UWE21
UlsterQ1
University, London22QQFS22SF22213
University, OxfordQS214
Wadham, Oxford21Q115
WarwickS11H2Q21WQ22222Q22W19
Welsh College of Medicine11
Wolfson, Cambridge1F114
Wolfson, OxfordQ12
Worcester, OxfordQ2S14
Wycliffe Hall, OxfordH1
York21HH1Q221F1222S11H119

Murray Edwards, Cambridge was formerly known as New Hall, Cambridge and appeared under that name until the 2008-9 series.


1Lost in the first round
HLost the highest-scoring loser game
2Lost in second round
QLosing quarter-finalist
SLosing semi-finalist
FLosing finalist
WSeries champion