Bachelor programmes

Applicants with International Baccalaureate© Programme

Admission requirements and application process for Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Data Science for Business

Higher education entrance qualification for applicants with education from the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme are as follows:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma©


  • IB Diploma Programme© Course results /IB Certificate. Applicants with IB Diploma Programme Course results/ IB Certificate must meet the following additional requirements:
  1. Have obtained IB Certificate or IB Diploma Programme Course results with at least 20 points including points for Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay.
  2. Have passed at least 3 subjects at standard level and 3 subjects at higher level or 4 subjects at higher level and 2 subjects at standard level.
  3. Have passed all of the subjects at standard level and higher level with grade 3 or higher.
  4. Have passed Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay.
  5. Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) must be “fully satisfied”.

Applicants who have completed IB Diploma programme and have achieved IB diploma or IB Diploma programme course results/ IB Certificate fulfil the English test proficiency requirements and are not required to submit any English test results.

Application Documents


Transcripts and certificates from all previous academic education should be submitted. Copies of transcripts and degrees should be certified as true copies and include an overview of the grade scale used, indicating best and poorest grade and last pass grade. Transcripts not in English or a Scandinavian language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

All applicants are required to send an official Transcript of Grades from every school and/or university they have attended.

We kindly ask applicants who are taking the final year of the IB programme to give BI Norwegian Business School access to their grades via IBO database, so that we're able to review their applications as soon as they have received their final grades in early July.

In order to do that they need to fill in "Request for Results Service" form together with their IB Coordinator before 1 May.


In the Letter of Motivation you should explain what your ambitions/dreams are and how this relates to your choice of programme at our school. We would also like to know why you want to study in Norway. The Letter of Motivation should be about 1 page.


A short CV/resume listing your education (school name, degree, and dates, and number of years) and work experience (employer's name, type of work, time of duration, dates, etc.) as well as personal information, including extra-curricular activities. Most importantly, include your full postal/mailing address and your e-mail address. The CV must be typed.


All applicants must include a certified true copy of their passport showing nationality, name and valid dates. Please provide certified true copies of previous residency permits to Norway as well.


All international applicants must submit a personal financial plan. The financial plan is a general overview of how you intend to finance your degree and living expenses. Please click on the link to download the financial plan template.

Application Deadline

The priority application deadline for the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Data Science for Business programme is 1 March for international applicants and 15 April for Norwegian applicants. BI offers rolling admission thereafter, based on availability. Applicants from outside the EU must apply by July to allow time for securing a student residence visa. 

Applicants in IB programmes: If you are going to complete your IB programme in spring, please choose “IB programme (graduating spring)” as your application background. If you choose the above mentioned application background, you will be able to apply for admission within the priority deadline with your Predicted Grades and provide BI with permission to access your final grades via the IBO database.

Please note that we only discuss the application procedure with the applicants themselves, and not with any other parties (parents, spouses, etc.) If you want others to contact us on your behalf, we need a signed authorization document from you.

If you are in doubt whether you are eligible to apply for one of our bachelor’s degree programmes, please contact us.


Last updated 1 September 2021