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

Introduction week begins: Monday 12 August (week 33)
First day of lecture: Monday 19 August (week 34)
Last day of lecture: Friday 22 November (week 47)
Exam period from end of November to 20 December.

Introduction week begins: Monday 6 January (week 2) 
First day of lecture: Monday 6 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 24 April (week 17)
Exam period from 27 April to 19 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.

  2019 2020 
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 14 April 5 April
Maundy Thursday 18 April 9 April
Good Friday 19 April 10 April
Easter Sunday 21 April 12 April
Easter Monday 22 April 13 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May
Ascension 30 May 21 May
Whit Sunday 9 June 31 May
Whit Monday 10 June 1 June
Christmas 1. Day 25 December 25 December
Christmas 2. Day 26 December 26 December