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Exchange

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.

Bachelor

If you specialise in International Business as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration, you can go on exchange during your last semester.

Master

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 the QTEM Master programme, you will spend two semesters at BI and two semesters at two QTEM academic partners - in addition to an eight week internship.

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.

Housing
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 and curious about how the application process works, read more on our student portal by logging in at the top right-hand side of this page.

Questions?

E-mail: international.office@bi.no
Phone: +47 46 41 02 27

Privacy policy

How BI Norwegian Business School is processing personal data during your exchange studies WITHIN the European Union/European Economic Area

BI Norwegian Business School will transfer personal data of students as deemed necessary to fulfil the purpose of the student contract, and as allowed in The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), Norwegian Personal Data Act (2018) and Act relating to Universities and University Colleges.

Purpose of the transfer
The purpose of the transfer is to regulate the exchange of personal data of the students between Partner school and BI Norwegian Business School.

Categories of data
The Personal data transferred concern the following categories of data:

  • Nationality, surname, first name, date and place of birth, gender, copy of passport, photograph, personal details, any element concerning his/her school life, follow-up program, email address at BI Norwegian Business School
  • Contact details of the person to contact in case of emergency
  • CV and research area
  • Username and password
  • Initial education, diploma, school contact details, previous professional experience
  • Curriculum follow-up; attendance, grades, internships
  • Student scholarship; disability

Both parties undertake to adopt all measures necessary to ensure that the data is collected and processed in conformity with the provisions of the applicable national legislation and in accordance with European laws governing the processing of personal data, including GDPR.

How BI Norwegian Business School is processing personal data during your exchange studies OUTSIDE the European Union/European Economic Area

BI Norwegian Business School will transfer personal data of students as deemed necessary to fulfil the purpose of the student contract, and as allowed in The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), Norwegian Personal Data Act (2018) and Act relating to Universities and University Colleges.

Purpose of the transfer
The purpose of the transfer is to regulate the exchange of personal data of the students between Partner school and BI Norwegian Business School.

Categories of data
The Personal data transferred concern the following categories of data:

  • Nationality, surname, first name, date and place of birth, gender, copy of passport, photograph, personal details, any element concerning his/her school life, follow-up program, email address at BI Norwegian Business School
  • Contact details of the person to contact in case of emergency
  • CV and research area
  • Username and password
  • Initial education, diploma, school contact details, previous professional experience
  • Curriculum follow-up; attendance, grades, internships
  • Student scholarship; disability

The European Commission has determined that a selected number of countries outside EU/EEC has an adequate level of data protection. Transfer to these countries will not require additional safeguarding of personal data:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/adequacy-decisions_en

If BI Norwegian Business School is transferring personal data to countries outside EU/EEC special safeguards of the personal data is required. The purpose of obtaining the safeguards is to ensure that the personal data that is transferred has the same level of security as if the transfer had been inside EU/EEC. In order to ensure an adequate level of security BI Norwegian Business School has the following privacy addendum that will be used when exchanging students outside the EU/EEA.

Partner institutions

The following is of all our partner institutions around the world. It's not meant to be a list of all the places you can go on exchange as a student here, but you can use it to get a general idea of the schools and countries where BI students go on exchange.

If you have any questions, please contact info@bi.no.

Europe

Europe

North America

South America

Oceania

Asia

Africa