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As an undergraduate or postgraduate student you can join CIOB free of charge if you are a full time, unemployed student. You can also join as a part-time student while working for a minimal charge.

Benefits of student membership

Student membership gives you instant access to a wealth of resources that will support your transition to a worthwhile career, including:

  • Scholarships
    You will unlock the ability to be awarded some of our generous scholarships and grants to help you further your studies and research issues facing our industry.
  • Novus groups
    Our vibrant Novus groups offer younger members the chance to network with people like you who are taking their first steps on the career ladder.
  • Global Student Challenge
    An opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders awaits those who win the tough challenge of virtually managing their own construction company. 


We welcome students from around the world and from a wide a range of disciplines including construction, architecture, engineering, environment, design, conservation, facilities management and surveying.

Chartered Membership - how to progress

As a general rule, you will need at least three years of industry experience before taking the Professional Review to become a Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. We can help you every step of the way. Chartership – or MCIOB - is an internationally recognised accreditation that demonstrates that you are working to the highest professional standards. It is increasingly being demanded by employers and clients. 

If you’re studying a subject that isn’t directly related to the built environment, but believe that you will ultimately be working in the sector, please call us or email for further advice.


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