Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for International Students

Regulations and exemptions

Students with EU/EEA/Swiss Citizenship

Students with these citizenships pay the same tuition fees as domestic students.

Students with Citizenship from Outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland

Students with international citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland are charged a 30% tuition fee differential.

Why are students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland charged more?

The government of Norway passed legislation on June 16, 2023 regarding tuition fees for international students attending universities in Norway. All universities were required to charge tuition to all new international students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland. 

BI Norwegian Business School, a non-profit foundation, has always charged tuition fees. In addition, BI receives funding from the Norwegian state budget to subsidise tuition fees. However, BI will no longer receive funding from the government for international students who are citizens of the EU/EEA/Switzerland. 

As a result, BI charges a tuition fee differential of 30% for students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.


Some international students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland may fall into a category for an exemption of the tuition fee differential based on their current residency status in Norway or they may hold dual citizenship. Students who match the criteria may apply for an exemption. Please complete this form to apply for the exemption. 

Some applicants will be exempt from paying the tuition fee differential of 30% based on residence in Norway or other close connections with Norway. Applications are processed based on the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Act, as well as national regulations on education support. To apply for exemption, fill out this form and provide the requested documentation.

Before you apply, please make sure to check in the list below what documentation you will need to provide.


Please direct questions related to qualifying for an exemption and the process for applying to info@bi.no.

Who is eligible for an exemption?