International Students

Incoming Exchange Programme

Choose BI in Oslo as your exchange destination for a unique and unforgettable experience. Add an international dimension to your degree.


  • Join us for one or two semesters
  • Choose from a wide range of courses taught in English
  • Undergraduate and graduate level
  • Explore Oslo and Norway
  • Extensive social programme
  • Get to know the Scandinavian way of doing business

"A stylish and flavorful taste of the business world, where you can build up your ambitions, knowledge and personality. In a word: career."
- Riccardo Cocchini from the University of Bologna in Italy

Academic Calendar

The academic year at BI Norwegian Business School is divided into two semesters: Autumn and Spring

Application process

Housing for international students

Housing guarantee for international students

Practical information

Do I need a visa? Where will I stay? How expensive is Oslo? Am I allowed to work in Norway?

Courses for exchange students

Incoming exchange and Free Mover students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English. Among the courses offered, exchange and Free Mover students can choose freely across disciplines.

Course lists

Course lists for exchange and Free Mover students are updated for each semester, and can be accessed through our online student portal, @BI, by following the links below:

Modifications: Course lists from previous semesters give a good indication on what courses to expect in the coming semesters. However, the courses on offer are subject to constant and continuous change. This reflects our strive to develop our course portfolio and offer courses that are relevant and up to date.

Workload and credits

At BI Norwegian Business School, 30 ECTS make up a full semester workload.

Master level courses are normally 6 ECTS each. For a full semester workload, Master students must choose 5 courses. Master students are also allowed to enroll in Bachelor-level courses.

Bachelor level courses are normally 7,5 ECTS each. For a full semester workload, Bachelor students must choose 4 courses. Bachelor students are not allowed to enroll in Master-level courses.

Prerequisites and course descriptions

Some courses require certain prerequisites. Please read the course descriptions carefully to make sure you meet the prerequisites of each course.

Course descriptions are available through the course lists (follow links above). Course descriptions provide detailed information about the expected learning outcomes, course materials and syllabus, examination and assessment procedures, and required prerequisites of each course.



Contact the International Office 

Telephone: +47 46 41 02 27