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

SPRING 2017
Introduction 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 starts: Friday 28 April (week 17) 
Last day of exams: Thursday 22 June (week 25)

AUTUMN 2017
Introduction 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 from end of November to 22 December.

SPRING 2018
Introduction week begins: Monday 8 January (week 2) 
First day of lecture: Monday 8 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 27 April (week 17)
Exam period from beginning of May to 22 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.

  2017 2018
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 9 April 25 March
Maundy Thursday 13 April 29 March
Good Friday 14 April 30 March
Easter Sunday 16 April 1 April
Easter Monday 17 April 2 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May
Ascension 25 May 10 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May
Whit Sunday 4 June 20 May
Whit Monday 5 June 21 May
Christmas 1. Day 25 December 25 December
Christmas 2. Day 26 December 26 December