BI Norway

Academic information

Faculty focus: Commerce
Discipline focus: Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Finance, International Law, Maritime Industry
Credit details: 7.5 ECTS credits per course / 30 ECTS credits per semester

Financial information

Tuition: paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation: 2,500- 7,500 NOK per month (BI cooperates with two student housing providers BSN Nydalan and SiO)
Transportation: $1,500-$2,000 CAD (from Halifax)
Visa: Residence permit required. 2,500-3,000 NOK.
Insurance: MASU or private coverage required


BI Norwegian Business School assists exchange students with finding student accommodation.

To benefit from BI's assistance, nominated exchange students must fill in a pre-application for housing. Student accommodation is usually the cheapest housing option in Oslo. It is also a good way to meet other students. 

Dormitories are spread out across the city. Some are situated close to campus, others are closer to the city centre or offer direct access to the nature areas surrounding Oslo. Prices and facilities vary.

Visa information

Canadian citizens do not need an entry visa to enter Norway, but must apply for a residence permit.

Exchange students can enter Norway before their residence permit has been granted or apply when they are already in Norway.

Students are strongly advised to apply from home. Canadian citizens apply online and then book an appointment with the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate to submit your supporting documents.

After students have their appointment at the Embassy/Consulate, students need to book a new appointment with the Oslo Police District, Department of Immigration to have your picture and fingerprints taken for a Residence Card which is issued upon arrival in Norway.