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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.

Double Degree

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.

Practical information

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.

Application process
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. Where you can study depends on which programme you are enrolled in. To ensure quality and academic relevance, BI has created a list of approved schools for each programme. For more information, please contact



ESCA Ecole de Management QTEM

South Africa 

University of Stellenbosch Business School Exchange



City University of Hong Kong Exchange
Fudan University School of Management Exchange
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Exchange
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange
Peking University HSBC Business School Exchange
Renmin University of China Exchange
UIBE University of International Business and Economics Exchange
University of Hong Kong Exchange
University of Macau Exchange
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Exchange
Sun Yat-sen University Exchange
 Zhejiang Univeristy Exchange, QTEM
Hong Kong Baptist University Exchange
Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University BIM
Xiamen University QTEM


Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Exchange
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon Exchange


Kansai Gaidai University Exchange
Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB)  Exchange
Rikkyo University Exchange
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Exchange
Waseda University QTEM


Kazakhstan Institute of Management (KIMEP) Exchange


Nanyang Technological University  Exchange, BIM
National University of Singapore (NUS) Exchange
Singapore Management University Exchange

South Korea 

KAIST  Exchange
Keimyung University Exchange
Seoul National University Exchange
Yonsei University, School of Business Exchange


National Chengchi University, Taipei Exchange


Chulalongkorn University Exchange
Mahidol University, College of Management Exchange
Thammasat University Exchange


Foreign Trade University Exchange 

Central and South America 


EBAPE Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration Exchange
Insper Exchange


Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Exchange
University of Chile - FEN Business School Exchange


University of Los Andes Exchange


ITAM Exchange
Tecnológico de Monterrey Exchange


Universidad del Pacífico, Lima Exchange


University of Montevideo Exchange



University of Innsbruck Exchange
University of Vienna Exchange
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)  Exchange


HEC Management School, University of Liege Exchange
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management  Exchange
University of Antwerp Exchange, QTEM


Zagreb School of Economics and Management Exchange

Czech Republic 

University of Economics, Prague Exchange


Aalborg University  Exchange
Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Business Exchange
Copenhagen Business School Exchange
University of Southern Denmark Exchange


Estonian Business School Exchange


Aalto University School of Economics Exchange
Hanken School of Economics Exchange, QTEM
Turku School of Economics Exchange
University of Vaasa Exchange
Åbo Akademi University Exchange


Audencia Business School Exchange
Burgundy School of Business Exchange
EDHEC Business School, Campus Lille and Nice Exchange, Double Degree
EMLYON Business School Exchange
EM Strasbourg Business School Exchange
ESC Rennes School of Business Exchange
ESCE International Business School, Paris Exchange
ESCP Europe  Exchange
ESSEC Business School Exchange
Grenoble Ecole de Management Exchange
Groupe ESG, Écoles de Commerce  Exchange
IAE Aix-en-Provence Graduate School of Management Exchange
IÉSEG School of Management, Lille/Paris  Exchange
Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) Executive
KEDGE Business School, Campus Bordeaux and Marseille Exchange
Neoma Business School - Campus Rouen/Reims Exchange
Novancia Business School Exchange
PSB Paris School of Business Exchange
Toulouse Business School Exchange
Dauphine Université Paris QTEM


Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) Exchange 
Bremen University of Applied Sciences Exchange
EBS Universität, European Business School Exchange
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management  Exchange
Goethe Universität QTEM
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Exchange
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration Exchange
Munich University of Applied Sciences Exchange
Otto-Friedrich Universität, Bamburg Exchange
Technical University of Munich - TUM  QTEM
University of Bayreuth Exchange
University of Kiel Exchange
University of Mannheim Exchange, BIM
University of Münster Exchange
Universität Trier Exchange
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management Exchange


Athens University of Economics and Business Exchange


Corvinus University of Budapest Exchange
University of Pécs Exchange


Reykjavik University Exchange
University of Iceland Exchange


University College Dublin, Quinn School of Business Exchange
University of Limerick Exchange


Bocconi University Exchange
LUISS Guido Carli University Exchange, QTEM
Politecnico de Milano School of Management QTEM
University of Bologna Exchange
University of Rome, Tor Vergata Exchange
University of Torino Exchange


Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE in Riga)  Exchange


ISM - University of Management and Economics Exchange


Erasmus University Rotterdam Exchange
Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics Exchange 
Stenden University of Applied Sciences Exchange
Tilburg University Exchange, QTEM
University of Amsterdam Exchange, QTEM
University of Groningen Exchange, Double Degree
VU University Amsterdam Exchange


Cracow University of Economics  Exchange 
Kozminski University Exchange
Warsaw School of Economics Exchange


Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics Exchange, Double Degree
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Exchange
University of Porto Exchange, QTEM


Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies Exchange


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Business School Exchange
National Research University Higher School of Economis  QTEM
National Research University Higher School of Economis – St.Petersburg QTEM
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Exchange
St. Petersburg University, Graduate School of Management Exchange


University of Ljubljana Exchange, Double Degree


EADA Business School Exchange
ESADE, Barcelona BIM
IE Business School Exchange, Excecutive
Pompeu Fabra University Exchange
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Exchange
University of Navarra Exchange
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) Exchange
Universitat de Barcelona Exchange 


Jönköping University, International Business School (JIBS) Exchange
Linköping University Exchange
Lund University, School of Economics and Management Exchange
Stockholm University, School of Business Exchange
Umeå University, Umeå School of Business Exchange
University of Gothenburg Exchange
Uppsala University Exchange


Universität St. Gallen Exchange
University of Zürich Exchange
UNIL Universitié de Lausanne QTEM

The United Kingdom 

Aston Business School Exchange
City University London, Cass Business School Exchange
Coventry University Exchange
Durham University Business School Exchange
Hull University Business School Exchange
 Kingston University BIM, Exchange
Leeds Beckett University Exchange
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University Exchange
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School Exchange
University of Bath Exchange
University of Essex Exchange
University of Liverpool Exchange
University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School Exchange
University of Exeter QTEM, Exchange
Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU  Exchange


Koç University Exchange

North America 


Bishop's University Exchange
Brock University Exchange
Concordia University, John Molson School of Business Exchange
ESG UQAM Exchange
HEC Montréal  Exchange, QTEM
McGill University  Exchange
McMaster University Exchange
Memorial University of Newfoundland Exchange
Mount Allison University Exchange
Simon Fraser University Exchange
Smith School of Business, Queen’s University   Exchange, Double Degree
Université Laval Exchange
University of Victoria Exchange
Wilfrid Laurier University Exchange
York University  Exchange


American University Exchange
Bowling Green State University Exchange
California State University, Bakersfield Exchange
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management  Exchange
Florida Institute of Technology, School of Psychology Exchange
Fort Lewis College Exchange
Michigan State University Exchange
Pace University Exchange, BIM
San Diego State University Exchange
Texas A&M University Exchange
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Exchange
University of Florida, Gainesville  Exchange
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management Exchange
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks Exchange
University of Rochester, Simon Business School Exchange
University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business Exchange
University of Texas at Austin Exchange
University of Texas, Arlington Exchange 
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business Exchange
University of Wisconsin, Madison Exchange
Western Michigan University  Exchange
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Exchange



Bond University Exchange
Curtin University Exchange
Deakin University Exchange
Flinders University Exchange
La Trobe University Exchange
Monash University QTEM
Queensland University of Technology, QUT Business School Exchange
University of Newcastle Exchange
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Exchange, BIM

New Zealand 

Auckland University of Technology, AUT Business School Exchange