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 2020
Orientation 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: 27 April to 19 June

AUTUMN 2020
Orientation week begins: Monday 10 August (week 33)
First day of lecture: Monday 17 August (week 34)
Last day of lecture: Friday 20 November (week 47)
Exam period: 19 November to 21 December

SPRING 2021
Orientation week begins: Monday 11 January (week 2)
First day of lecture: Monday 11 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 30 April (week 17)
Exam period: 30 April to 18 June

AUTUMN 2021
Orientation week begins: Monday 16 August (week 33)
First day of lecture: Monday 23 August (week 34)
Last day of lecture: Friday 26 November (week 47)
Exam period: 25 November to 22 December

SPRING 2022
Orientation week begins: Monday 10 January (week 2)
First day of lecture: Monday 10 January (week 2)
Last day of lecture: Friday 29 April (week 17)
Exam period: 29 April to 17 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.

  2020  2021 2022
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January 1 January
Palm Sunday 5 April 28 March 10 April
Maundy Thursday 9 April 1 April 14 April
Good Friday 10 April 2 April 15 April
Easter Sunday 12 April 4 April 17 April
Easter Monday 13 April 5 April 18 April
Labour day 1 May 1 May 1 May
Constitution Day 17 May 17 May 17 May
Ascension 21 May 13 May 26 May
Whit Sunday 31 May 23 May 5 June
Whit Monday 1 June 24 May 6 June
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December 26 December