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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

AUTUMN 2022
Orientation week begins: Monday 15 August (week 33)
First day of lecture: Monday 22 August (week 34)
Last day of lecture: Friday 25 November (week 47)
Exam period: 24 November to 22 December

SPRING 2023
Orientation week begins: Monday 9 January (week 2)
First day of lecture: Monday 9 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 28 April (week 17)
Exam period: 27 April to 16 June

AUTUMN 2023
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

SPRING 2024
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.

  2022 2023 2024
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 10 April 2 April 24 March
Maundy Thursday 14 April 6 April 28 March
Good Friday 15 April 7 April 29 March
Easter Sunday 17 April 9 April 31 March
Easter Monday 18 April 10 April 1 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May 1 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May 17 May
Ascension 26 May 18 May 9 May
Whit Sunday 5 June 28 May 19 May
Whit Monday 6 June 29 May 20 May
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December 26 December