Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Norway
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Norwegian Business School
  • Funded by: Norwegian Business School
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: Full tuition and Stipend
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 1 March, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

Residents of Norway (Norwegian and International Applicants): Scholarships include complete tuition fee coverage per semester for a maximum of two years, contingent on meeting academic progression standards.

Sivøk Applicants: Scholarships provide full tuition fees each semester for up to two years, subject to the fulfillment of academic progression criteria.

International Applicants: Scholarships cover the entire tuition fee and provide a living expenses stipend for each semester, up to a two-year period, provided academic progression requirements are met. It’s important to note that the stipend covers roughly 70% of total living expenses.


  • Candidates must possess a minimum overall GPA equivalent to an ‘A’ on the ECTS scale or a comparable top-level grade within international grading systems for consideration.
  • Third-year students enrolled in the Sivøk program are qualified to apply.
  • The scholarship is open to Norwegian citizens as well as international citizens from the EU/EEA/Switzerland.
  • Non-EU/EEA citizens residing in Norway might be eligible, depending on their residence status. Eligibility criteria are detailed on the specified webpage; applicants from this category should include residency documentation with their scholarship application.
  • International applicants of all nationalities who relocated to Norway for their undergraduate education and are set to complete their bachelor’s degree in Norway (a full 180 ECTS) during the spring of the application year are eligible. Those from outside the EU/EEA should not have an educational gap between finishing their bachelor’s degree and starting their master’s program.
  • Eligibility extends to candidates accepted into a Master of Science degree program at either the Oslo or Bergen campus, excluding those enrolled in the BI-Luiss Joint Masters in Marketing program.
  • It is important to note that international applicants from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland who do not reside in Norway are ineligible for this scholarship.

How to apply

Scholarship applications are not accepted via email, except for those in their 3rd year of the Sivøk program (specific instructions provided below).

You must apply for the scholarship concurrently with your application for admission using the online application portal.

Compose a concise scholarship application letter, not exceeding one page, explaining your qualifications for the scholarship, focusing on academic achievements rather than financial need.

This letter should be uploaded to the designated ‘Scholarship’ section within your online application for admission.

Ensure that you include all necessary documents for the Master of Science program admission evaluation. Scholarship consideration is contingent upon the submission of a complete admission application and acceptance of the admission offer.

For BI students in their 3rd year of the Siviløkonom program, scholarship applications can be made in the spring of the 3rd year by emailing a scholarship application letter to [email protected] with “BI Presidential Scholarship Application” as the subject.

International applicants for the BI Presidential Scholarship will automatically be considered for the MSc International Scholarship without the need for a separate scholarship application letter.

Additional Information

This scholarship is granted to individuals with outstanding academic performance who are accepted into any MSc program at either the Oslo or Bergen campus.

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