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Education Abroad Office

BI Norwegian Business School

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Oslo
Country: Norway
Term: Spring

BI Norwegian Business school is an internationally recognized and accredited private institution and the only school in Norway to hold the prestigious triple crown accreditation; EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Bi Norway has multiple campuses but Darla Moore Students will primarily study at their Oslo campus, the university's main campus. BI Norway has over 20,000 students and a large international student population.

The program at BI Norwegian Business School offers a variety of subjects including Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Management. BI Norway contains the second largest business program in all of Europe. 

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

An estimation of a student's cost of living is made and revised yearly by the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI). Their recommendation is that you need NOK 11 ,000 a month (around $1,100) to cover your expenses as a student in Norway. Part-time work opportunities are available for non-EU students for up to 20 hours/week. Student life in Oslo is more affordable than in many other European cities. You will find student discounts as well for public transportation, cultural events, and more to make your transition to living in Norway easier.

Exchange students choose courses from the English taught BBA as well as English taught elective courses. A full semester workload is 30 ECTS credits and each course is equal to 7.5 ECTS. For a full semester workload, Bachelor students must choose 4 courses. Bachelor students are not allowed to enroll in Master level courses.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Extra-curricular activities are coordinated through student organizations and international students are encouraged to join a variety of associations, clubs and other opportunities on campus. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

BI guarantees off-campus housing to all international students who apply correctly within the deadline. Application fee of NOK 1000 applies to all. All rooms are furnished for semester international students. 

Students will arrive to BI in early January for an orientation and courses will be in session from January through June. The exact start and end dates will vary slightly from year to year. 

Orientation will cover such topics as campus life, health care, safety and housing and will be held within the first few days you arrive.

All student staying in Norway for more than 3 months must register with the Norwegian Immigration Authorities. The procedures differ according to the nationality of the student. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries must apply for a study permit (and entry visa, if applicable) before coming to Norway. It is strongly recommend that students apply for their study permit as soon as the offer of admission is received from BI. The process can take up to eight weeks.


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