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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

BI Norwegian Business School

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei

Helpful Links:
International Student Academic and Pre-Departure Information:

BI Homepage
BI Exchange Program
BI Exchange Student Brochure
BI Course Offerings
BI Summer Program
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center of International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life:
BI Student Accommodations
BI Exchange Student Survival Guide
BI Business School Photo Gallery
Norway Travel Guide
Oslo City Guide
Currency Converter

BI Norwegian Business School
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Oslo, Norway

Established in 1943, BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe’s leading research-based business schools housing 26 different research centers. With over 20,000 students, BI is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe focusing on marketing, business strategy, organizational behavior, business administration, business law, finance and social economics. The university has six different campuses across Norway with the main one being in Oslo. The three international accreditations EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB give BI the highly prestigious Triple Crown status as one of only 70 business schools worldwide.

Norway is the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” It is one of the least densely populated countries in all of Europe and is renowned for its beautiful countryside. Norway offers an interesting mix of booming industries such as oil and gas while still remaining particularly active in environmental protection. The capital of Norway, Oslo, is surrounded by fjords and unspoiled natural woodlands. Oslo is perfect for exploring by foot and boasts world class museums, outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, kayaking and sailing during the day and then a lively nightlight at night.

  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Norwegian
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (August to June)
  • Summer II (June to July)

As part of the exchange program, students have a wide variety of courses taught in English to choose freely from that are offered by the Business School. Courses include everything from international economics to investment analysis. The BI Norwegian Business School is on the ECTS grading system. A total of 30 ECTS make up an entire semester with each 7.5 credits for undergraduate class and 6 credits for master level courses. For a full course load, undergraduate students choose four classes while masters students take five courses. While studying in Norway, exchange students also have the opportunity to take Norwegian language classes.

Additionally, students have the option to study at BI Norwegian Business School during the summer semester. Exchange students will be exposed to the intercultural business environment from the Scandinavian perspective and Norwegian shipping and global corporations. 


Housing is guarantee for international exchange students. Since housing in Oslo is at a premium, BI works with two different housing providers to arrange student accommodations. BSN provides housing for only students attending BI while SiO arranges accommodations for all students living in Oslo. All apartments or dorms have private furnished bedrooms with shared kitchens and living areas. Internet is included in all accommodations.
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
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Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain