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 9 August
Orientation week begins: Monday 12 August 
First day of lecture: Monday 19 August 
Last day of lecture: Friday 24 November
Exam period: 23 November to 22 December

Orientation week begins: Monday 6 January  
First day of lecture: Monday 6 January 
Last day of lecture: Friday 26 April 
Exam period: 29 April to 20 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.

  2024 2025
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 24 March 13 April
Maundy Thursday 28 March 17 April
Good Friday 29 March 18 April
Easter Sunday 31 March 20 April
Easter Monday 1 April 21 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May
Ascension 9 May 29 May
Whit Sunday 19 May 8 June
Whit Monday 20 May 9 June
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December