Practical Information

Academic Calendar

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

Autumn semester: mid-August to mid-December
Spring semester: early January to mid-June

The exact start and end dates for each semester vary slightly from year to year.

Academic calendar

Orientation Day for International Students: Friday 11 August (week 32)
Orientation week begins: Monday 14 August (week 33)
First day of lecture: Monday 21 August (week 34)
Last day of lecture: Friday 24 November (week 47)
Exam period: 23 November to 22 December

Orientation week begins: Monday 8 January (week 2)
First day of lecture: Monday 8 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 26 April (week 17)
Exam period: 29 April to 18 June

Please be advised that the academic calendar is subject to change.

Public Holidays

BI Norwegian Business School is closed during the following holidays:

  • Christmas: 23 December to early January
  • Easter: Palm Sunday to Easter Monday

On the days listed below most commercial businesses are closed, no newspapers are printed and public transport services are reduced. On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter Saturday most shops are closed from 12:00 noon.

  2023 2024
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 2 April 24 March
Maundy Thursday 6 April 28 March
Good Friday 7 April 29 March
Easter Sunday 9 April 31 March
Easter Monday 10 April 1 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May
Ascension 18 May 9 May
Whit Sunday 28 May 19 May
Whit Monday 29 May 20 May
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December