Study at BI

A Norwegian Study Guide

A guide to what it's like to be a student in Norway. Scroll down to learn more!


We understand that it can be difficult to imagine what student life in Norway might look like. To help you out, we've created this guide based on experiences from our current international students.

You might be surprised, you might be amused, but most of all we hope that you will become excited to learn more about living in Norway as a student.

Chapter 1: Dealing with Norwegians

To help you understand the Norwegian culture, we want to teach you about some Norwegian customs that can seem weird at first, but in the long run they can help you assimilate into the community.

Dealing with Norwegians

Chapter 2: Making Norwegian Friends

You might find that Norwegians are a little shy - but there are many venues and events around the country where you make some local friends.

Making Norwegian Friends

Chapter 3: Student Life in Norway

Work hard, play hard - the not-so-official code of conduct when studying in Norway. 

Student life in Norway

Chapter 4: The Norwegian Outdoors

The Norwegian outdoors has a lot to offer in a wide range of different activities and natural phenomenons. 

The Norwegian Outdoors

Chapter 5: Studies in Norway

Norwegian study culture is characterized by interaction, sharing, and a non-competitive attitude. 

Studies in Norway

Chapter 6: Norwegian Society

What really defines the essence of Norway?

Norwegian Society

Fresh perspectives

Study in Norway to gain different perspectives on business, and be a part of an international and diverse environment.