Bachelor programmes

Applicants with Norwegian Education

Admission requirements and application process for Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Analytics

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

1. TRANSCRIPT AND CERTIFICATES

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.

2. ENGLISH TEST

A satisfactory English language test is required for all applicants with Norwegian education 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 

Institution TOEFL code : 0529

We give exemptions from the English test for the following applicants:

  • Students who have completed International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and have achieved IB Diploma or IB Diploma programme course results issued by IBO
  • Students who have completed a Bachelor degree in one of the above mentioned countries USA, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Ireland or the UK

In the section for the English test, please submit a word document stating that you are applying for exemption based on the background that pertains to you.

3. LETTER OF MOTIVATION

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.

4. CV/Resume

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.

5. LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

A letter assessing the applicant's character, traits, strengths and abilities is also required. This letter of recommendation will provide us with insight when evaluating the applicant's competency and potential for a Bachelor’s degree programme. This letter cannot be written by anyone who is a member of the applicant’s family or circle of friends. Please note that recommendation letters older than three years will not be accepted.

6. COPY OF PASSPORT/NATIONAL ID

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.

7. FINANCIAL PLAN

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 Business Analytics programme is March 1 for international applicants and April 15 for applicants with Norwegian education. BI offers rolling admission thereafter, based on availability.

Important!
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.