How to prepare for your application

General Admission Requirement for Master of Science

Whether you are interested in a Master of Science programme or Bachelor programme, the following information may be useful as you start your application process at BI. Compiling your documents well in advance will help reduce stress and help you be better prepared for application process.

Admission Requirements for all MSc degree programmes

A completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance or economics or a completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in a field of study relevant to the specialisation (80 ECTS).

Students are required to submit copies of transcripts and degrees (diplomas) which are certified as true copies and include an official explanation of the grade scale used. Academic records must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the originals are not in English or a Scandinavian language. If you have not completed your undergraduate education when applying, please submit a copy of your most recent transcript. Also include a list of courses you are taking in your final semester.

Applications with an undergraduate outside of Norway/Nordics must also include either a GMAT (600) or a GRE (152 Verbal/158 Quantitative). Some students may request a waiver for this requirement.  For information on circumstances under which an exemption may be granted, please see the section on Exemptions and Waivers.

Applicants whose first language is not English, and are from outside Norway/Nordics, must submit either a TOEFL (90) or an IELTS (6.5). Student may also apply to be exempt from the language requirement. For information on circumstances under which an exemption may be granted, please see the section on Exemptions and Waivers.

Students are required to submit a motivation letter explaining your dreams and ambitions, and how they relate to your choice of MSc programme at BI Norwegian Business School. It is important to emphasize how an MSc programme at BI will help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Students must submit a one-page CV including relevant education, work and volunteer experience, and any academic, sport, or leadership achievements. 

International students coming to Norway are also required to submit a financial plan to ensure that you have the means to come to Norway. Your financial plan is a general overview of how you intend to finance your degree and living expenses. Please click on the link to download the financial declaration template.

As always, international students must submit a copy of the identification page of their passport.

Please keep in mind that each programme has specific requirements. For a full list of programme-specific requirements, visit our website.

Admission Requirements for Bachelor programmes

Students must submit transcripts and certificates from all previous academic education. Copies of transcripts and degrees should be certified as true copies and include an overview of the grade scale used, indicating best and poorest grade and last pass grade. Transcripts not in English or a Scandinavian language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Applicants whose first language is not English, and are from outside Norway/Nordics, must submit a satisfactory English language test with the minimum scores:

  • TOEFL – 550 (paper based) or 78 (internet based)
  • IELTS Academic – 6.0
  • Pearson PTE Academic test – 55
  • University of Cambridge, Certificate in Advances English – B
  • The European Language Certificate (telc), telc English B2-C1 University

English language Exemptions

Students are required to submit a motivation letter explaining your dreams and ambitions, and how they relate to your choice of MSc programme at BI Norwegian Business School. It is important to emphasize how an MSc programme at BI will help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Students must submit a one-page CV including relevant education, work and volunteer experience, and any academic, sport, or leadership achievements. 

A letter of recommendation is also required when applying to our Bachelor programmes. The letter should assess the applicant’s character, traits, strengths and abilities is also required. This letter of recommendation will provide us with insight when evaluating the applicant’s competency and potential for a Bachelor’s degree programme. This letter cannot be written by anyone who is a member of the applicant’s family or circle of friends. Please note that recommendation letters older than three years will not be accepted.

International students coming to Norway are also required to submit a financial plan to ensure that you have the means to come to Norway. Your financial plan is a general overview of how you intend to finance your degree and living expenses. Please click on the link to download the financial declaration template.

As always, international students must submit a copy of the identification page of their passport.

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