Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) was established as the Builders Society in 1834 to "uphold and promote reputable standards of building". The institute was granted a royal charter in 1980. Today the professional body, made up of members from a range of building disciplines, represents those who work to create and maintain the built environment. It develops educational standards, gives training, awards qualifications, provides funding opportunities and accredits university courses.


The CIOB gives its seal of approval to various construction and built environment undergraduate and postgraduate courses, industry recognised qualifications that reach the high standards set by the institute. The CIOB has a list of accredited courses.

Studentships and funding

The CIOB offers a range of scholarships to help students who demonstrate potential in the industry. It has two scholarships aimed at postgraduate students:

  • The University Research Scholarship provides the necessary financial support to postgraduate students involved in vocational research.
  • The Tony Gage Scholarship awards those considered future leaders in construction up to £10,000 to study while they work.

For more information on all the CIOB can offer students, visit the CIOB.

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