Admissions

Verification of diplomas

Information regarding verification of diplomas.

VERIFICATION OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Information about the time and place of the meeting will be sent to you via e-mail. 

If you have been selected for verification you will be required to present some or all of the originals of documents you uploaded in your application for admission to BI. Verification entails checking the originals of the documents you uploaded in your application for authenticity.  

All students accepted with an international education background are required to present their original diplomas and transcripts for verification. If your educational institution has sent the documents directly to BI or if it is possible to verify your documents in a digital database, you will not be requested to present the paper version of your original documents. You will need to make arrangements for BI to access your digital records.  

Students with Norwegian education will be verified in the Norwegian Diploma Registry.If your education cannot be verified online you may be required to present your original documents for verification.  

What documentation must I submit for verification?
Examples of documentation include original diploma from upper secondary school or higher education institution, final transcript of grades, your diploma/parchment, certification of competence, or references. You will receive an e-mail specifying what documents you must bring to the meeting.

NOTE: We only accept original documents and not “Certified Copies”.

What will happen if I do not submit my documentation?
You have signed a study contract that requires you to present your original documentation when asked. Failure to submit the original documents is considered a breach of contract. The result of this breach is you will lose your place of study at BI and you will be required to pay the tuition fee for the autumn semester. For more information see your study contract and BI’s Academic Regulations.

What if I can’t make the scheduled meeting time?
If you have been contacted to submit documents for verification it is important that you show up at the set time and place. If you are unable to attend the scheduled meeting you are obligated to contact the administration at your campus to schedule a new meeting time.

Contact information:

BI - campus Trondheim
Where: The administration, 2nd floor
Contact: Marika Lervåg
E-mail: bi-trondheim@bi.no
Phone: +47 982 51 750

BI - campus Oslo - Bachelor
Where: 3rd floor building C (C3).
Contact: The Admissions office
E-mail: info@bi.no
Phone: +47 464 10 024

BI - campus Bergen – Bachelor
Where: The service center, 1st floor
Contact: The service center
E-mail: bi-bergen@bi.no
Phone: +47 55 54 67 60

BI - campus Stavanger
Where: The administration, 1st floor
Contact: The administration
E-mail: bi-stavanger@bi.no
Phone: +47 982 51 700

BI - campus Oslo – Master of Science 
Where: 3rd floor building C (C3)
Contact: The Admissions office
E-mail: info@bi.no
Phone: +47 464 10 024

BI online studies, Executive Master of Management, Bachelor part-time and Executive MBA:
Where: Executive front area, 2nd floor building A (A2)
Contact: The administration, 3rd floor.
E-mail: videreutdanning@bi.no
Phone: +47 46 41 00 20

DO YOU NEED TO VERIFY A DIPLOMA?

Employers or other external parties who need confirmation that a diploma or a transcript of grades from BI Norwegian Business School is authentic, can send an email to:

The following information should be provided in the inquiry:

  • The full name of the student, incl. pot. previous names and date of birth
  • The degree/title/programme/course achieved, and year it was achieved
  • Signed authorisation/consent from the student
  • Copy / scanned version of the document that needs to be verified (if available)

BI Norwegian Business School is unable to provide information about diplomas beyond this, due to privacy protection.

BI may charge a verification fee.