Bachelor programmes

Applicants with Standard Secondary Education/High School

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

For applicants with Standard Secondary Education/High School or High School + 1-year university:

General international university entrance qualifications. For some countries, the Norwegian government requires one year of college or university in addition to the high school or the school leave certificate. You can follow this link to the ‘GSU’ list to determine if you can apply directly from high school on this website.

Good skills in Mathematics are also recommended.

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

  • TOEFL – 550 (paper based) or 78 (internet based)
  • IELTS Academic – 6.0
  • Pearson PTE Academic test - 55
  • University of Cambridge, Certificate in Advances English - B
  • The European Language Certificate (telc), telc English B2-C1 University

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

For all international and Norwegian applicants

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

  • TOEFL – 550 (paper based) or 78 (internet based)
  • IELTS Academic – 6.0
  • Pearson PTE Academic test - 55
  • University of Cambridge, Certificate in Advances English - B
  • The European Language Certificate (telc), telc English B2-C1 University

Institution code TOEFL: 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 their high school in the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Ireland or the UK
  • Students who have completed a Bachelor degree in one of the above mentioned countries

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

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.

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 Norwegian applicants. BI offers rolling admission thereafter, based on availability.

Important!

All applicants must submit original or certified true copies of documentation. Applicants who have submitted certified true copies must show original documentation upon arrival. We do not accept electronic versions of transcripts and English tests sent by mail.

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 the administration at info@bi.no

PATHWAY PROGRAMME

BI in collaboration with Jönköping University have created a joint BI-JU Pathway Programme, designed for international students as a bridge towards a Bachelor of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Business Analytics degree at BI. If you are in doubt whether you are eligible for admission to one if our undergraduate programmes, please contact our admissions office at info@bi.no.

Applicants who do not meet our admission requirements, are invited to explore our BI-JU Pathway programme that would build the foundation of courses we require to seek admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Business Analytics programmes. For more information please visit the Pathway Programme website. The BI-JU Pathway programme is hosted at Jönköping University in Sweden (Campus Gränna). Upon successful completion of the pathway programme, you will be eligible to seek admission into the first year of BI's English-Language bachelor’s programmes in Oslo, Norway.