Bachelor programmes

Applicants with Norwegian Education

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

Passed Norwegian three-year upper secondary education, which provides general study competence (appearing on the diploma). Good skills in Mathematics are also recommended.

A satisfactory English language test is required for all applicants, with minimum scores:

  • IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0
  • Toefl ibt overall score of 78
  • Toefl pbt overall score of 550
  • Pearson PTE Academic overall score of 55
  • The European Language Certificate (telc), telc English B2-C1 University

University of Cambridge exams:

  • B2 First (First Certificate in English) overall score of 169
  • C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) overall score of 169
  • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) overall score of 180

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.


For all international and Norwegian applicants, a satisfactory English language test is required. Read more about the requirements


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 and must be written in English.


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, and must be written in English.


All applicants with Norwegian education must include a certified true copy of their passport or national identity card 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.


The priority application deadline for the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Data Science for Business programme is March for international applicants and 15 April for applicants with Norwegian education. BI offers rolling admission thereafter, based on availability.

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.


Last updated 1 September 2021