Admission

Processing time

The processing time for admissions to BI Norwegian Business School will vary according to the time of year, the course or programme in question and the educational background of the applicant.

Please note that the processing time for an application will vary from case to case and the processing time indicated below is only a guideline. All documentation must be uploaded with the application and submitted in order for us to process your application.

BACHELOR PROGRAMMES – FULL-TIME

Applicants with the background "Will complete upper secondary school in the spring of 2017"
Applicants with this background can submit an application without enclosing a diploma until they receive this in June. Once the application is received by BI, it is registered in the system and the case administrator will add the documentation that must be uploaded with the application. The application is then returned to the applicant who will submit documentation as soon as this becomes available. The applicant will receive an application decision 2-4 weeks after all documentation has been uploaded and submitted.

Applicants for the 2nd or 3rd academic year in a bachelor programme that requires admittance from external places of study
Applicants who are applying directly to the 2nd or 3rd academic year, and that want passed subjects from another university college/university to be incorporated, must expect a processing time of at least 2 months.

Applications for bachelor programmes with the prior learning and work experience application background
Applicants who want admissions evaluation based on prior learning and work experience must expect a processing time of up to 2 months. All applications with this background should be submitted with full documentation by 1 August so the case administrator has time to process the application before the start of studies.

Applications for bachelor programmes with the 23/5 application background
Applicants who want their application to be evaluated based on the 23/5 rule must expect a processing time of up to 4 weeks.

Applications with a request for special assessment/exemption
Applicants who want their application to be processed with a special assessment or exemption must expect a processing time of up to 2-3 months, as these applications are evaluated by BI’s admission committee. The deadline for applying for exemption or special assessment is 1 August.

Applications with a background in international education
Applicants who have an education from countries outside the Nordic region must expect a processing time of up to 2 months. If the education also requires approval from NOKUT, additional processing time should be expected.

MASTER PROGRAMMES – FULL-TIME

The prioritised application deadline for all full-time master programmes is 1 March.
This includes assessment for crediting Master in accounting and auditing.
Deadline for applying for scholarships: 1 March 2017
Final deadline for applying for admissions: 1 August 2017 

BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT – PART-TIME / ONLINE STUDIES

Applications for part-time bachelor programmes or online studies are processed continuously. The normal processing time for a complete application is within one week.

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT – PART-TIME

Applications for part-time master programmes are processed continuously.

SHORT EXECUTIVE COURSE / SPECIAL COURSE – PART-TIME

Applications for part-time short executive courses or special courses are processed continuously. The normal processing time for a complete application is within one week.

PHD SINGLE COURSE

Applications for PhD single courses are processed continuously.