Our commitment to academic excellence includes investing in a generous entrance scholarship programme to support and recruit top academic students from around the globe.
How to apply for a scholarship
All scholarships available are entrance scholarships. Applicants must be applying in the first year of the programme (bachelor or master) or the beginning of the executive programme.
Scholarships have different eligibility criteria which can be based on citizenship, educational background, or gender, for example. Some scholarships are available only to applicants for specified degree programmes. Check out the eligibility criteria for each scholarship you might be interested in.
For scholarship purposes, an international applicant is a candidate with international citizenship who moved to Norway to undertake post-secondary studies.
March 1 All applicants to MSc programmes March 1 International applicants to bachelor programmes April 15 Norwegian citizens and residents of Norway applying to bachelor programmes December 1 Executive and PhD programmes
Applicants apply for a scholarship when applying for admission to full-time or executive studies via the admission application portal. For PhD, you apply when applying for the position via BI’s job application portal.
Applicants apply when applying for admission to full-time or executive studies via the admission application portal. For PhD, you apply when applying for the position via BI’s job application portal.
For full-time studies or executive programmes, always apply for a scholarship with your application for admission. In the admission portal, choose the scholarship tab and upload a scholarship application letter and any other supporting documentation.
There is one exception: Sivøk applicants currently enrolled in their 3rd year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship when you ‘opprykk’ to the master portion of your degree, you apply by sending an email to email@example.com with the scholarship application letter attached. The subject line should read: BI Presidential Scholarship Application or Women in Finance and Tech Master Scholarship Application.
You only need to include one scholarship letter and any supporting documentation to be considered for all scholarships for which you meet the eligibility criteria.
The only exception is the A. Wilhelmsen Foundation Scholarship for international MSc applicants. This requires a scholarship application letter specifically addressed to the Foundation Board (see the A. Wilhelmsen Foundation Scholarship description for details).
Scholarship decisions are not sent with the offer of admission. Accept your offer of admission to be considered for a scholarship.
Masters: Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis throughout the spring semester. Those receiving a scholarship will be informed by the end of April with the exception of the A. Wilhelmsen Foundation Scholarship and the BI-Luiss Masters in Marketing Scholarship. Decision regarding these scholarships will be made later in the spring. All MSc scholarship applicants will be notified of the decision either way.
Bachelor: Scholarships are awarded in two rounds: April and June. Only those receiving a scholarship will be notified of the decision.
"The scholarship gives me the freedom to put my time into what I want. For example, I became the new president of the Graduate Students' Society (GSS), creating a network for all master students. This is how I can contribute to BI's vibrant student life and at the same time return something to the school."
"I came to Norway because I want to experience life in the world's happiest country. I could have never done that without the support of living expenses from BI. A degree from BI is a plus on my resume. A scholarship from BI will make you stand out from the crowd and even impress companies."