Tuition fees

Tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA

Regulations and exemptions

The government of Norway finalised legislation on June 16, 2023 that impacts international students studying in Norway. The legislation affects students starting university studies in August 2023. 

Government funding for tuition for students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland was removed from the state budget. As a result, tuition fees have been implemented at all universities in Norway for international students. 

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. 

For the affected international students enrolling at BI starting in August 2023, they will be charged the 30% differential that was previously subsidised by the government. 


Some international students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland may fall into a category for an exemption 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 the form here to apply for the exemption.    

Communicating the anticipated changes

BI Norwegian Business School has made every effort to keep the affected applicants informed about the impact of the budget cut and the new regulations. BI has published information about the anticipated change in tuition fee regulations on our website since December 2022. A statement was also included in the study contracts for students to be prepared to pay the new tuition fees. When the new regulation was announced and the budget was cut in later November 2022, BI informed international applicants who were in the application process by email.


Any questions regarding this can be directed to info@bi.no.


How to apply for an exemption?

Some applicants will be exempt from paying the additional 30% of the tuition fees based on residence in Norway or other close connections with Norway. Applications are processed based on the 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.

Who is eligible for an exemption?