Study at BI


BI is proud to offer a housing guarantee for international students. In cooperation with three different student housing providers, international students can choose from housing locations all over Oslo.


International students at BI will not receive student accommodation in Oslo if they do not submit the Pre-Application form for Housing.

The BI housing guarantee

International students coming to BI will be guaranteed housing only if they submit the pre-application form before the given deadline, and pay the fee of 1000 NOK. If you are subject to a rejection letter from BI or a rejected visa application, the fee will be returned to you. Therefore, please apply before you get your acceptance letter and/or visa.

Deadlines for students coming to study

  • Spring semester: 1st of October (pre-application form opens for registration 1st of September)
  • Autumn semester: 1st of May (pre-application form opens for registration 10th of February)

Please note:

The Pre-Application form is for international students starting at BI and coming to Norway for the first time, belonging to one of the categories below:

  • 1st year BBA and MSc students
  • Double Degree and Pathway students
  • Exchange students

Please use a computer and not a phone when completing the form.

Have your credit card ready when starting the application. An online payment of the fee (NOK 1000) is required to complete the registration.

After submitting the form, please wait for an email from the BI Housing Office. When to expect a response:

  • Spring semester: in the middle of October
  • Autumn semester: in the middle of May

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If you experience any problems with registration, please contact the BI Housing Office ( If you experience any problems with payment, please contact your credit card company.