The annual scholarship program, which was extended last year with additional 16 new bachelor and master scholarships, continues to receive a growing number of applicants. A total of 25 different nationalities have been recognized this year, emphasizing BI’s commitment to global inclusivity and diversity.
“Together, you represent the fantastic diversity of our school’s student population. I am so proud to be here to join in on celebrating your academic success and the wonderful achievement of being awarded a scholarship from our school,” Karen Spens, President of BI Norwegian Business School said to the recipients during the confirmation ceremony.
“Now, your passports may look different, but your purpose here remain the same. You are all here to learn, to develop yourselves, and to expand your international perspectives, “ she added.
Among the 65 scholarship recipients, 42 are female and 23 male.
First corporate scholarship
Spens also announced BI’s first corporate scholarship from Gjensidige, The Gjensidige Women in Technology Master Scholarship, which is established to support female candidates who demonstrate strong academic achievements. This scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2024.
“A big thank you to our dear friends in Gjensidige for encouraging and supporting young women to choose a career in fields predominantly populated by men,” Spens said.
Financial aid award for Ukrainians
BI’s Financial Aid Award for Ukrainians, established shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year, provides funding for up to 10 Ukrainian students annually who are fleeing the war so they could have a chance to live and study in Norway. In 2023, 7 new students have been included in the programme, which will continue to provide a tuition waiver for these bachelor and master students now in Norway living under collective protection.