Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Below you will find updated information about COVID-19 at BI Norwegian Business School.
Please make sure you apply with our guidelines to prevent transmission (pdf). Main precautions:
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- Keep good hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
- Reduce contact with others and keep a minimum of one meter to others.
- Avoid public transportation in rush hour if possible.
17.06.2020 - 30.06.2020:
Monday - Friday: All campuses open from 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday: All campuses are closed
01.07.2020 - 02.08.2020:
Final year MSc students can access Campus Oslo D1 area Monday - Friday between 08:00 – 20:00. Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger: closed
August (from 03.08.2020
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 21:30
Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 - 18:00
We are very optimistic that most of our international students will be able to arrive in time for the beginning of the semester, however the situation is still uncertain around the world. At this time only the Norwegian government authorities and the government of your home country can give you answers regarding your individual situation.
If you have questions about your immigration to Norway or the status of your application for a study permit, you need to contact UDI directly.
Visit this page you can see what will happen during Orientation Week at BI Norwegian Business School, and find useful information about starting your life as a student in Norway.
Our admission process is running as normal, whether you are applying for our full-time or part-time programmes. Read more about the application and admission process, deadlines and processing times on this page.
Several students have asked questions about how the autumn semester will be arranged. It is impossible for us to estimate how long the COVID-19 outbreak will affect our activities.
BI’s main focus now is on organising the current semester’s teaching and examinations in line with the government’s restrictions on large gatherings of people. Hopefully, the autumn semester will be conducted as normal, with regular classroom and auditorium teaching, as well as offering students the opportunity to go on exchange and do internships. At the same time, we ask students to prepare for a scenario where the autumn semester will not be organised as previously planned. Alternative plans for the autumn semester will not be made before the current changes to the spring semester has been handled.
BI asks for your understanding in this situation, and also encourage all students and employees to respect the government’s measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
The changes in our education offer does not entitle students to reimbursement of course fees or other costs.
In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government has introduced strict measures and closed universities and schools in Norway. Therefore, BI has closed its campuses and all courses must for some time be completed with digital teaching alternatives rather than classroom teaching.
BI has a lot of experience with online education and will ensure that all our students will be provided with a flexible, high quality product. We work as quickly as we can to use the best digital teaching methods for the course you are taking, and recommend that all students maintain normal study progression and complete according to original plan.
Students that have travel expenses due the situation, are encouraged to contact their own insurance company in order to cover such costs.
The deadline for applying for funds this spring has been extended to 15 April. This is to help those who do not get their normal income. You find updated information (in Norwegian) on www.lanekassen.no/korona.
The Government has suggested that the student loan and stipend for the rest of the spring semester will be paid out on 15 April. They have also suggested to open up for an additional loan of NOK 26.000 kroner for students who have lost their regular income. Read more (in Norwegian) on regjeringen.no.