Academic approval




‚ÄčIf you have previous education from other publicly approved universities and colleges, you can apply to have this recognized when applying for admission to BI Norwegian Business School.

Copies of relevant documentation must be submitted together with the application.

Read more about requirement for documentation, in the menu to the right. 

How many credits can be recognised?

Up to 120 ECTS-credits previously taken at BI, or other publicly approved education from university and colleges, may be recognized as part of the bachelor degree. If the student has taken courses equivalent to the core courses at other institutions, these can be recognized towards the degree. The student must have of minimum of 60 credits from BI before a degree can be awarded.

Such recognition is not valid unless you receive written information to this effect from the relevant executive officer at your local study centre. Such recognition must at least comprise 30 ECTS credits.

See also Section 2-8 of Regulations relating to Admissions, Studies and Examination at BI Norwegian Business School.


Consequences for loans / scholarships?

A granted exemption from an examination can change the degree programme and thus have consequences for loans / scholarships through the Norwegian Loan Fund (see  

Last Modified: 19/10/2017 09:10