Students can apply for a leave of absence of one year from BI Norwegian Business School during nominal length of study.
Conf. BI's Academic Regulations Section 3-5 (4).
The leave of absence can be granted only from the autumn semester to (and inclusive of) the following spring semester.
Academic Year 2016/2017
Deadline for applying is
- August 15th (leave of absence from Autumn term 2016)
Applications for a leave of absence due to childbirth, national service or force majeure (as described in Academic Regulations, Section 3-5 (2)), are excepted from this application deadline. This also applies to the commencement of the leave of absence.
Students who apply for a leave of absence due to childbirth retain their status as students at BI Norwegian Business School during the leave of absence and are entitled to resume their studies in the same way as before the leave of absence.
Leave of absence due to child care/parental responsibilities, obligatory military service or force majeure
Leave of absence due to child care/parental responsibilities, obligatory military service or force majeure are exempted from the rules relating to deadlines and starting point of absences, conf. Section 3-5 (4) c).
Such leave of absence must be verified in the form of a doctor’s certificate or other relevant documentation. The student will not be charged a student fee for the time of absence.
The MBA students are exempted from the application deadline August 15, conf. Section 3-5 (4) b). MBA students may be granted leave of absence for up to one year, and must then complete the study together with the next year’s students.
Students taking the five-year integrated study of BSc and MSc in Business and Management (siviløkonom), may be granted up to two years’ leave of absence from the studies between the Bachelor and the Master levels in the programme in addition to other leaves as listed above, conf. Section 3-5 (4) d).
Students who take a longer leave of absence between the Bachelor and Master levels will forfeit their admission, pursuant to Section 3-2, and also their right to automatic admission to the Master level, and will have to apply for admission to do their Master’s on the conditions stated in Sections 2-4 and 2-6 (1) of these regulations.
For PhD students, please see the separate PhD regulations in force at BI Norwegian Business School.