Learn more about your opportunities for going on exchange while you are studying at BI. From New York to Moscow, from Singapore to Switzerland - BI Norwegian Business School has exchange partnerships with more than 200 schools around the world.
What is exchange?
Our student exchange programme allows you to spend part of your degree, either a semester or a year, at a school in a different country.
It's a great opportunity for motivated and ambitious students to gain international experience.
Through student exchange you will acquire language skills, a global network of friends, and a unique student experience.
Why go on exchange?
- Get an international perspective and experience other cultures
- Gain an international network
- Improve your communication skills
- Experience a different academic environment and new learning methods
- Take courses not offered at BI
- Learn how business works in different countries
- Exchange is a great start to your career in an increasingly globalised world
Who can choose exchange?
Most full-time students at the bachelor and master level here at BI have the option to go on exchange during their studies. Where, and how long, depends on which programme you apply to. You also have to maintain a certain grade point average to be eligible.
If you specialise in International Business as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration, you can go on exchange during your last semester.
All master programmes at BI allow you to go on exchange for at least one semester. These are often the most sought-after graduates.
Get a degree from one of our partner schools, and BI, over the course of two years. Read more about Double Degree.
QTEM Masters Network
The Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) Masters Network is an exclusive master programme with an international, analytical focus. As part of QTEM, you will go on exchange twice during you master's degree. Read more about QTEM.
Cost and tuition fees
While on exchange, you will still pay BI's tuition fees, not the host university's. There may also be other, small costs associated with the exchange programme. You are expected to cover your own travel, insurance, and living expenses. Certain schools may also require you to purchase your own health insurance.
The State Educational Loan Fund
Students who are entitled to receive support from The State Educational Loan Fund in Norway are also entitled to this support while participating in the two semesters exchange programme.
To qualify for support you must usually be a Norwegian citizen. Foreign citizens can receive support for education in Norway when certain conditions are fulfilled. Read more on the State Educational Loan Fund's website.
Our partner institutions will help you find a place to live, see the website of the school you would like to go on exchange to.
If you are already a student at BI, or just curious about how the application process works, read more on our student portal.
Phone: +47 46 41 02 27
Where can you study?
BI Norwegian Business School has partner institutions located around the world.
From New York to Moscow, from Singapore to Switzerland - BI's exchange partnerships provide you with a range of options and locations for a customised international experience.