International Summer Programme


Students may choose between two conveniently located dormitories within walking distance of BI’s campus: BSN Dormitory and Bjølsen Student Village.

BSN Dormitory

Outside BSN

BI Norwegian Business School offers housing for the majority of students at BSN Dormitory during the summer session. BSN was completed in 2011 and offers modern, comfortable housing for BI students. All rooms are furnished and have a wired internet connection. Kitchens are not fully equipped with cooking utensils, however BI International Office will provide summer students with basic pots, pans, utensils and cutlery. You can bring with you a cup and/or glass and a plate and/or bowl. These items can also be bought in Oslo.

BSN Housing Options (subject to availability)

Generally Summer Programme students will be staying in two-bedroom apartments, and either have a single bedroom but share the kitchen and bathroom, OR share a bedroom (two beds in one bedroom) and also share kitchen and bathroom.


Cost for 4 weeks Size Kitchen & bathroom NOK
Single Room
(private bedroom)
15 sq. meters Shared by 2-3 students 9,000  890 980
Double Room
(2 students share 1 bedroom)
15 sq. meters Shared by 2-3 students 5,000 490 550

 * The cost in foreign currencies is an estimate based on October 2019 currency rates. Rates are subject to change.

Rental period 2020

The apartments will be available to students from Thursday 18 June 2020 before the program starts. Please note that there will be no check-in before this day. Check-out is no later than 19 July. Students attending the Master course will also need to pay the full 4-week rent. 

Applying for housing at BSN
A housing application will be sent to students shortly after admission. More information on how to apply will be sent as soon as you receive admission.

Facilities at BSN:

  • Washing and drying machines: NOK 14 per wash, soap/detergent included
  • Internet: All rooms are equipped with a 100Mbit cable-access point. BSN has a 1000Mbit (1Gbit) internet connection over a fiber-optic cable which is shared between all the apartments. One connection per room, internet cables are provided for all rooms by BI, and routers for double rooms are provided by BI.
  • Basic kitchenware: Knives, cutlery (knife, fork, spoon), plates, glasses, pot and frying pans are normally left by former BSN residents. If any items are missing, kitchen items can be purchased relatively cheap in Oslo.
  • Rooftop terrace: From BSN's roof terrace there is a great view of Oslo which includes the Oslofjord, Nesodden, Bunnefjorden, Oslo Plaza, Holmenkollen and more.
  • Squash hall: The squash hall is open to all residents 07:00-23:00 every day, adjacent to BSN underneath Bunnpris grocery store. Your laundry card activates the lights, NOK 1 per minute.
  • Gym: The gym is a free offer for residents of BSN only, located in the C-block. You have to register with the reception, to get access to it. It is open from 07:00 – 23:00 every day.BSN gym

Bjølsen Student Village

Bjølsen Student Village is a modern student village located smack in the middle of Oslo, right next to Torshov and Sagene. From here you quickly get to Nydalen and BI, or you can stroll along the idyllic Akerselva down to Grünerløkka. If you are on the lookout for a place to live that is both pleasant and central, Bjølsen Student Village is a good choice.

Outside SIO Bjølsen

Single room with private bathroom and shared kitchen:

For 4 weeks NOK 9500     EUR 880* USD 980*

* The cost in foreign currencies is an estimate based on November 2019 currency rates. Rates are subject to change.