Practical Information

Study Permit and Visitor's Visa

A study permit is required for all students* intending to attend school in Norway for more than three months.

Different rules and procedures apply. All students will receive detailed information on registration procedures with their Admission Letter.

* Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden do not need a permit to be in Norway.

 

EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of EU/EEA countries can enter Norway on the basis of their passport or EU identity card and do not need a visitor's visa. Upon arrival in Norway, you must apply for a study permit (residence permit)

The application process may differ from country to country. Most students can apply for a study permit online through the Application Portal Norway

 

Non-EU/EEA visa waivers

Citizens of some countries outside of the EU/EEA area do not need a visitor's visa for Norway, but must apply for a study permit (residence permit). People from the following nations can enter Norway on the basis of their passport:

Albania (applies to holders of biometric passports), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda (BDTC passports), Bosnia and Herzegovina (applies to holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia (applies to holders of biometric passports), Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR and BNO passports), Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of Korea), Macau (SAR passports), Macedonia (applies to holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (the Federated States of), Moldova, Montenegro (applies to holders of biometric passport), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, the Seychelles, Serbia (applies to holders of biometric passport), Singapore, Solomon Islands , St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan (holders of Taiwanese passports that contain an ID card number), Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine (applies to holders of biometric passport), United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, United States (USA), Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Exchange students can enter Norway before their study permit has been granted. Degree seeking students cannot enter Norway before their study permit has been granted. All students from the countries listed above are strongly advised to apply for a study permit before coming to Norway.

The application process may differ from country to country. Most students can apply for a study permit online through the Application Portal Norway

Further information will be provided in your Admission Package from BI.

 

Citizens of all other countries

Citizens of all other countries need a visitor's visa to Norway, and cannot enter Norway before this as been issued. In addition, you also need a study permit (residence permit).

The application process may differ from country to country. Most visa applications can be done online through the Application Portal Norway

Further information will be provided in your Admission Package from BI.