Admissions

The right of appeal

BI Norwegian Business School is subject to the Public Administration Act in procedural matters. Individual decisions may be appealed in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Administration Act.

The right of appeal


BI Norwegian Business School is subject to the Public Administration Act in procedural matters. Individual decisions may be appealed in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Administration Act.

Such decisions are decisions relating to one person or several specific persons. Examples of such decisions at BI Norwegian Business School are:

  • Decisions relating to admission and refusal of admission
  • Decisions relating to the granting  or refusal for exemption from examinations
  • Decisions relating to special examinations arrangements
  • Decisions relating to leave of absence
  • Decisions relating to academic approval

About the right to appeal and deadline for appeals

  • The deadline for lodging an appeal is three weeks from the date on which notification of the administrative decision has reached the party concerned, for instance placed in your mailbox or sent by email.
  • The appeal must be sent to the disseminator of the decision. 
    Should you have additional information about any new circumstances that may be of importance to the appeals process, please include this. 

What happens to the appeal?

The unit that made the decision, will first reconsider/review the case/ it once again. Should they choose to uphold the appeal and subsequently take a new decision, the case will normally stop there. 

Should they not uphold the appeal, the case is sent to the Appeals Committee for a final decision. You will receive a copy of the referral letter. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final and cannot be appealed. 

The Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee at BI Norwegian Business School is the appeals body with respect to individual decisions. There is a separate Appeals Comittee for appeals relating to decisions for the annulment of grades or exclusion due to cheating. Such decisions will be accompanied by relevant information.

Separate regulations apply for appeals against grading, se the Regulations on Admission, studies and examinations for BI Norwegian Business School Section 5-13 (2) and information on the student portal (log in for students at BI Norwegian Business School).

Appeals are to be put forward in writing and you must clarify what you feel is incorrect about the decision. Any additional information to the matter must be included.

Questions

Any questions about the appeals procedure can be directed to the relevant person at the administrative unit that has made the decision (the sender of the letter in which the decision is communicated).

Are you still unsure if you will appeal or how to appeal; contact the  Ombud for students.