On this page you will find information about the formal requirements for a written assignment, routines when submitting the paper, student declaration and information about the recommended format for citations and references.
Reference is made to Regulations relating to Admissions, Studies and Examinations at BI Norwegian Business School, Section 5-10 Rules concerning written assignments.
Line spacing: 1½
Font type and size: Times New Roman 12 point
Margins: Left = 5 cm, right, top and bottom = 2 cm
Template term paper
You may use this template term paper for writing term/project paper or home examination, for both paper and electronical submissions.
If two or more students from different study centres want to hand in a group paper together, all of them must be registered for the examination at the same study centre and under the same examination code
The paper must have been delivered to BI by the specified deadline (all deadlines at BI are stipulated in the Central European Time (CET/CEST) which can be checked at www.timeanddate.com).
For electronic submissions, the paper must be uploaded to DigiEx within the deadline, and submitted within 15 minutes after that.
Papers that arrive after the deadline will not be graded. It is not possible to replace or hand in all or part of an answer paper.
Important - electronic submissions
Important - paper submissions
One copy of the student declaration form (individual statement form) accompanying the question paper must be signed by the candidate(s) and submitted together with the answer paper (in the correct number of copies).
The paper must only be delivered to one study centre.
The paper must be adequately stapled or bound and the correct number of copies submitted, as stipulated in the question paper.
The paper should normally be word processed (on a pc) and not written by hand.
The paper's front page must only contain information at specified in the question paper, if not otherwise specified.
The paper must be submitted within the given deadline at the candidate's examination location (see your personal pages at the student portal @B for examination location).
Exempt from this are students at the following study centres / study programmes:
These students can choose whether they want to deliver the paper at the study centre, or send it by post.
Paper sent by post must be sent as "Express - overnight cash". Papers sent from abroad must be dispatched using a courier service such as DHL, TNT etc.
The shipment must be registered at the distributor within the deadline of handing in the paper. Date and time of registration must be documented and a tracking system used.
The exact postal address to your examination location can be found at www.bi.no/edu.
Postal address for examination location BI Oslo, BI Nettstudier and BI Banking and Insurance: BI Norwegian Business School Oslo, Examinations Office, 0442 Oslo.
Important information regarding electronic submission
NB! The paper cannot only be sent in on a memory stick, CD or other electronic media, unless this is specified in the question paper. Telefax cannot be used either.
In certain situations papers can be submitted by e-mail or be posted on a specific Internet address or via our net-based learning platform 'itslearning'. See separate instructions for electronic submissions for individual courses.
If it is not specified that submission are to be made electronically, papers must be submitted in hard copy and delivered to the school's secretariat or designated office. The correct number of copies, as specified on the front page of the question paper, must be submitted.
Report writing, literature searches and references
For information about report writing, literature search and how to handle and reference sources correctly; see BI Library's article about citing and referencing and their web pages about research and report writing.
Information about confidentiality of assignments.