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Students enrolled in this school.
3
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
12
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

BI has always focused on being innovative and future-oriented. As early as 1963, the decision was made to concentrate on languages at the school, and a modern language laboratory was purchased. Four years later, BI purchased the school’s first computer. At that time, there was only one other computer in Norway. BI’s three-year Bachelor of Management programme was granted government funding in 1969, which provided motivation and drive to expand and improve the programme. In 1983, BI took on its first four professors, and in 1985, BI was awarded the Master in Business and Economics title, which has had great significance for BI’s recognition as a business school.

What are the admissions criteria?

Non-EU applicants generally need either an IB diploma or one year of college credits.  American students can also satisfy the requirement with 3 AP scores of 3+.  International requirements can be found here.

Proof of English proficiency is also necessary if coming from a non-anglophone country and/or high school. All students need to submit transcripts, motivation letters, passport copies, CVs, and recommendation letters.  The priority deadline for admission is April 15th, and after that, rolling admissions continue until the spots are filled.

What is student life like?

Natural light and open spaces give the BI campuses the sensation of a small village; a place where everybody can feel at home. However you prefer to study, there is a place for you. 

In Oslo, the building is covered by a glass ceiling and comprises four blocks on seven levels. The open and transparent campus building exposes the activities in the building to the surrounding streets and public spaces. 

The open terraces, galleries, small nooks, and quiet areas have been created as special meeting places to add life to the building. Our modern campus in Bergen is located near industry clusters and boasts its own beach. Enjoy studying while gazing at the harbor right outside your classroom window. 

In Oslo, the Athletica Nydalen gym is located right in our campus building. This gym, operated by SiO, has a wide range of facilities and services, including personal training and group sessions.BISO represents students at all our campuses. And there are many student associations ranging from professional associations to sports to social activities. The newly formed BIISA association represents international students at BI.  

Scholarships & Funding

Need and merit-based scholarships in the form of 33% and 50% tuition wavers are available.

Housing options.

The university guarantees it for international students. The prices range from 530 to 560 euros per month.

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