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BI Presidential Scholarships 2024

View other drafts The BI Presidential Scholarship is a prestigious award offered to exceptional incoming students at Bahçeşehir University (BAU). This merit-based scholarship provides comprehensive financial support and exclusive opportunities to cultivate outstanding individuals.

Applications are invited for the BI Presidential Scholarships 2024. The last date to apply for the BI Presidential Scholarships is 1st March 2024. The Norwegian Business School will be the location of these scholarship offerings. Applications are also accepted for the university’s departments of engineering, science, and information technology. These scholarships are funded and available to students pursuing master’s degrees.

Scholarships are available from the Norwegian Business School for students from both domestic and foreign countries. While international students receive tuition fees and stipends for each semester for a maximum of two years, national students only receive tuition fees for two-year degree programs. The second-largest school in Europe and the largest in Norway was founded in 1943 as the Norwegian Business School. The school currently has over 20,000 students enrolled, both domestic and foreign.

BI Presidential Scholarships Details

  • University: Norwegian Business School
  • Degree level: Masters
  • Scholarship coverage: Tuition Fee and Stipend
  • Eligible Nationality: National or International
  • Award Country: Norway
  • Last Date: March 1, 2024

Why Choose BI?

Our students don’t choose BI just for the quality of the education or the modern campus, they also choose BI because of the social life, job opportunities and so much more!

  • Quality and Recognition: Choosing an international business school that is recognized and highly ranked impacts not only the quality of your education but is also an important factor for your future employers. Male student at Campus Oslo.
  • Education for the future job market: We work closely with the business community and work continuously to adapt to tomorrow’s competence needs.
  • A female student at Campus Oslo High-quality student services To succeed as a student, we know from experience that a good framework is important. Student and professor in an auditorium.
  • Academic excellence: Our professors are engaging and committed to your success as a student. Learn and get inspired by our excellent and approachable professors.
  • Campus Oslo: Study at a modern campus both our campuses in Oslo and Bergen have top-notch facilities and are located in popular city areas. Group of students at Campus Oslo.
  • International profile: Being an international business school is visible across the organization. For example, as much as 30% of our faculty are international!

Life As A Student

Life as a student can be both exciting and challenging. Therefore we’ve listed different opportunities and resources that can be useful during your studies. During your studies, you have a lot of opportunities to meet new people and develop yourself. Through BI Student Organisation and BI Athletics, you can express yourself in things you enjoy, whether it’s planning big events or playing sports.

BI Student Organisation

BISO is the student organization at BI Norwegian Business School and is run by students for students.

Study Life

Fadderullan is the name of the Buddy Weeks at BI Norwegian Business School and is arranged in collaboration with the BI Student Organisation. Since the beginning, Fadderullan has grown to become Norway’s biggest student-driven event, with over 4000 participants each year – in Oslo alone!

Student Bars

Every campus has its very own student bar run by BISO, where different activities and social gatherings are arranged frequently. Check out what happens at your campus.

Campus Oslo

Student life is a lot more than lectures and auditoriums. It can be the best, most challenging, stressful, and rewarding period of your life. You will meet new people, find new interests, and develop yourself both socially and academically. Natural light and open spaces give the BI campus the sensation of a small village; a place where everybody can feel at home. However you prefer to study, there is a place for you.

The building is covered by a glass ceiling and comprises four blocks on seven levels. The open and transparent campus building exposes the activities in the building to the surrounding streets and public spaces. The open terraces, galleries, small nooks, and quiet areas have been created as special meeting places and to add life to the building.

The escalator in the center of the building goes only one way – up! It leads to the Library, which stretches over the two top floors. In this sunniest and most transparent part of the building. Any student will find a workspace to meet their needs and desires, be it group rooms and AV rooms, silent zones, social meeting areas, or a comfortable chair by the windows overlooking the city. However you prefer to study, there is a place for you.

Explore The Study Facilities

Lecture Rooms

  • The building is designed for educational activities. We have 20 auditoriums and 28 classrooms, equipped with the latest technology for educational purposes.

Study Areas

We offer many kinds of study areas – group stations, flexible workstations for both individuals and groups, silent areas, and computer areas. In total, we have more than 3000 study stations on campus.

Group Rooms

We have 48 group rooms on the lower floor. In the library, we have 46 group rooms and 9 AV rooms. The group rooms can take 4-6 persons.

Open Door Policy

  • Contrary to stricter learning institutions, as a student at BI you should never be afraid of asking questions. The professors have an open-door policy, so if you have any course-related questions, track them down and pick their brains.

Food and Drinks

We offer a wide range of options for food and drinks. The campus has a student cafeteria, kiosks and coffee shops. The goal is to provide a variety of food made up of fresh commodities.

Scholarship Award

  • Norwegian and International Applicants who are residents of Norway: Scholarships will cover full tuition fees for each semester, for up to two years, if the student achieves the academic progression requirements.
  • Sivøk Applicants: Scholarships will cover full tuition fees for each semester, for up to two years, if the student achieves the academic progression requirements.
  • International Applicants: Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and a stipend for each semester, for up to two years, if the student achieves the academic progression requirements. The stipend is to assist with living expenses but does not cover all expenses (approximately 70%).

Selection of Recipients

BI has a generous scholarship program for master’s studies. However, the competition for scholarships is great. Each year, the number of scholarship applications received from master’s applicants is far greater than the number of scholarships available.

  • BI Norwegian Business School aims to build a diverse and international student body.
  • Only applicants who have been admitted to a Master of Science program and have applied as instructed will be considered.
  • Scholarship applications will be considered only if the offer of admission has been accepted.
  • BI ensures the distribution of scholarships across MSc programs.
  • BI reserves the right to award scholarships according to institutional priorities which may include prioritizing specific master’s programs, diversity and gender distribution, or selected partner schools of BI.
  • All candidates will be assessed according to the ECTS scale. Applicants with international bachelor’s degrees will have their grades converted to the ECTS scale.
  • Other factors that may influence awarding could be other academic achievements, GMAT/GRE/CAT scores, extracurricular achievements, and special personal achievements.
  • International applicants who apply for the BI Presidential Scholarship will also be considered for the MSc International Scholarship.

Notification Of Scholarship Awards

  • Scholarship offers are not sent with offers of admission. You will receive the offer of admission first.
  • Applicants must accept the offer of admission while awaiting scholarship decisions.
  • Scholarship offers will be sent to selected candidates throughout the admission cycle.
  • Scholarship offers must be accepted by the date indicated on the offer. Scholarships not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn/canceled and awarded to another candidate.
  • All scholarships will be awarded by the end of April with the exception of the A. Wilhelmsen Foundation Scholarship and the BI-Luiss Joint Master in Marketing Scholarship which are awarded later in the spring.
  • All scholarship applicants, including those not selected, will be informed of the scholarship application decision by the end of April.

Academic Progression Requirements

All candidates must meet academic progression requirements to maintain their scholarship. Detailed requirements are included in the Scholarship Agreement.

  • Full study progression (30 ECTS) in each semester.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a “B” on the BI ECTS scale after completion of each academic semester.
  • Candidates who are awarded the BI Presidential Scholarship must be prepared to be “BI Ambassadors”, acting as spokespeople, assisting in recruitment efforts, and promoting a good study environment. Scholarship recipients will be informed about responsibilities during the academic year.

Number Of Scholarships

A maximum of 20 scholarships for international applicants and 10 scholarships for Norwegian applicants are available for the academic year commencing Autumn 2020.


  • Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of ‘A’ on the ECTS scale or the equivalent top-level grade on international grade scales to be considered.
  • Students in the 3rd year of the Sivøk program are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with Norwegian citizenship or international citizenship from EU/EEA/Switzerland.
  • Citizens of countries from outside the EU/EEA who are residents of Norway may be eligible, depending on their residency status. Please see the list on this webpage to determine eligibility. If you fall in this category, include documentation of residency with your scholarship application letter. 
  • International applicants (all citizenships) who moved to Norway for their bachelor studies and will complete a bachelor’s degree in Norway (full 180 ECTS) in the spring of the year of application. International applicants with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA must not have a break in studies between the completion of their bachelor’s degree and the commencement of their master’s degree.
  • Candidates admitted to a Master of Science degree program at campus Oslo or campus Bergen, with the exception of the BI-Luiss Joint Masters in Marketing.

Application Deadline

The last date to apply for the BI Presidential Scholarships is 1st March 2024.

How To Apply?

The official website is the best place to go if you want to learn more about Joint  BI Presidential Scholarships. There are a ton of other things, such as campus life, student amenities, and the policies and procedures surrounding admissions. Find out more about the faculty, researchers, and community service programs at the university. Student handbooks and academic calendars are also accessible to website users. Whether you’re a prospective or current student, or just curious, Click this link to view the website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BI Presidential Scholarship?

The BI Presidential Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen at Bahçeşehir University (BAU). The scholarship covers full tuition and provides additional benefits such as a housing allowance, a monthly stipend, and travel support for international students.

Who is eligible for the BI Presidential Scholarship?

Incoming freshmen at BAU
Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential, and extracurricular involvement.

What is the application process for the BI Presidential Scholarship?

The application process for the BI Presidential Scholarship is highly competitive. Applicants must submit a completed application form, essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.

How many BI Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year?

The number of BI Presidential Scholarships awarded each year varies depending on the availability of funds and the quality of applicants. Typically, around 10-15 scholarships are awarded annually.

What are the benefits of receiving the BI Presidential Scholarship?

Full tuition waiver
Monthly stipend
Housing allowance
Travel support for international students
Priority registration for courses
Access to exclusive mentorship and networking opportunities

When is the application deadline for the BI Presidential Scholarship?

The last date to apply for the BI Presidential Scholarships is 1st March 2024.

What materials are required for the BI Presidential Scholarship application?

Completed application form
Personal essays
Official transcripts
Letters of recommendation
Standardized test scores (if applicable)

How are BI Presidential Scholarship applications evaluated?

BI Presidential Scholarship applications are evaluated based on a holistic review of the applicant’s academic record, extracurricular involvement, leadership potential, essay responses, and letters of recommendation.

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