Laws and regulations

On this page you will find BI's Academic Regulations and links to laws and regulations that apply to students at BI.


BI's Academic regulations 2020-2021

Regulations relating to Admission, Studies and Examinations
at BI Norwegian Business School

Chapter 1 - General regulations

CHAPTER 2 – Application for admission and contractual obligations

CHAPTER 3 – Studies, admission to a course or specific programme of study

CHAPTER 4 – Degrees and diplomas

CHAPTER 5 – Examination

CHAPTER 6 - Entry into Force

Enter into force from the academic year 2020/2021

Academic Regulations at BI Norwegian Business School adopted by the Board on 1 June 2018, under the provisions of the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges of 1 April 2005 no. 15. The present regulations enter into force on 1 August 2018.

Changes adopted 7 December 2018, 18 June 2019, 9 June 2020 and 11 June 2020. Changes adopted 7 December 2018 are effective immediately. Changes adopted 18 June 2019 are effective from the academic year 2019/2020. Changes adopted 9 and 11 June 2020 are effective from the academic year 2020/2021


The Norwegian Parliament has prohibited the use of face-covering clothing in an educational setting. At all universities and colleges, it is forbidden for students and employees to use clothing that completely or partially covers the face. The law only applies in settings of teaching and instruction, and does not apply during breaks or in other areas at the institution. Violation of the provision may ultimately result in expulsion.
Act relating to Universities and and University Colleges § 7-9_Norwegian

Relevant regulations 


Due to the corona situation and the Covid-19 pandemic, BI Norwegian Business School has adopted temporary regulations supplementary to the Academic Regulations. The term of the temporary regulations is from 23 March until 15 September 2020.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of BI Norwegian Business School on 23 March 2020 pursuant to Act relating to Universities and University Colleges of 1 April 2005 No. 15 Section 3-9.

§ 1. Purpose
(1) The regulations shall arrange for proper and effective actions that are necessary to enable students at BI Norwegian Business School to complete their education and be awarded transcripts or diplomas without delay because of the outbreak of Covid-19 (corona).
(2) All changes pursuant to these regulations shall ensure that the academic requirements relating to education are met.

§ 2. Deadline for submitting grades
(1) The President may extend the deadline for submitting grades if, due to circumstances related to the corona situation, it is not possible to find the number of qualified examiners necessary to complete grading within the ordinary deadline of three weeks. 
(2) The President may also extend the deadline for submitting grades for master’s theses and major dissertations.
(3) The extended deadline shall not exceed three weeks beyond the original deadline for submitting grades.

§ 3. Self-certification of absence
(1) If necessary, the President may allow self-certification of absence in connection with examinations. If self-certification of absence is used, the self-certification shall be regarded as legitimate absence and give the same rights as absence documented by a medical certificate or equivalent documentation. The President shall determine in what way the self-certification of absence shall be submitted.
(2) If necessary, the deadline for submitting documentation for legitimate absence in connection with examinations due to the corona situation may be extended.
(3) If due to illness or imposed quarantine/isolation related to the corona situation, students are prevented from submitting degree theses and major dissertations by the determined deadline, the President may extend the deadline for submission in each case.

§ 4. Term
These regulations shall take effect immediately and shall apply until 15. September 2020.