Full-time programmes

Financial Aid Award

For applicants under collective protection/refugee status in Norway

BI Norwegian Business School is committed to providing access to education for applicants who have settled in Norway under collective protection/refugee status. BI initially established the Financial Aid Award in response to the invasion of Ukraine and has now expanded the eligible applicants to include any individual who is in Norway under collective protection. 

For the admission intake 2024, BI will support up to 10 applicants with a tuition waiver for applicants to full-time studies for their master’s (up to 2 years) or bachelor’s degree (maximum 3 years). 


Applicants must be in Norway with Collective Protection status by August 2024 to be eligible. Applicants must be admitted to the first year of any 3-year bachelor’s degree or 2-year master’s degree (full-time only) at any BI campus commencing in August 2024.

How to apply:

Upload a letter of application for the aid award under the scholarship section of the application portal. Outline your reasons for applying. Also include documentation of your collective protection status in Norway.

Application Deadlines:

If you are currently living in Norway under collective protection:
Master: deadline March 1
Bachelor: deadline April 15

If you are currently living abroad and eligible to come to Norway to apply for collective protection:
Apply for admission and financial aid by June 30. 

For applicants applying from abroad, aid would be awarded conditionally upon proof of Collective Protection Status in Norway by August 15, 2024. The Financial Aid award will be cancelled if documentation is not provided by the deadline.

Selection of Financial Aid Award Recipients

Applicants who can document Collective Protection Status in Norway at the time of application will be prioritized.

Academic standing will be considered in the selection. 

Applicants seeking the first bachelor’s or first master’s degree will be prioritized.

Notification of Selection:

  • Offers of the Financial Aid Award are not sent with offers of admission.
  • Applicants should accept the offer of admission while awaiting the decisions on their application for financial aid.
  • If applicant will receive a Financial Aid Award they will be contacted with an offer. 
  • Financial Aid Award offers must be accepted by the date indicated on the offer. Offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn/cancelled and awarded to another candidate.
  • Only those applicants who receive a Financial Aid Award offer will be notified of the results of their application.