Global Student Challenge

Global Student Challenge is an online construction business game open to students across the world, studying an honours course within the built environment.

About Global Student Challenge

Launched in 2014, Global Student Challenge is an annual competition run by the Chartered Institute of Building that provides built environment students with an opportunity to apply their learning to a real-world scenario of running their own virtual construction company. 

Competition Timeline


Phase One: Registration

Entry for the competition closed on the 7 April 2021. 


Phase Two: Pre-Competition

The first phase of competition begins on the 15 March 2021. In this phase, your team will be able to access the game software and begin to refine your strategy.


Phase Three: Competition

On the 14 April 2021 the first round of data will be released to all teams. There will be six rounds of competition, taking place over six weeks.


Phase Four: The GSC Final

The top six teams after the Early Years will be announced as our finalists on the 25 May 2021. The finals week is scheduled to be held virtually in June 2021.

Year Established

Teams Competed

Possible Finalist teams

Universities competed

“University provides all the theory and information but it’s the experiences such as Global Student Challenge that really put all the pieces together, which is an invaluable learning experience”

Luke Lubrano, 2015 Finalist, University of Newcastle, Australia