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1 Student Exchange Programme A competitive and challenging programme !

2 Student Exchange Opportunity to take the 5th semester at one of BI’s partner universities More than 160 * partners in 40 countries Quality assurance of universities by BI Diploma from BI with an international twist * Not all are applicable due to courses and semester structure

3 Why Exchange? International experience International network Improved language skills Cultural experience New academic impulses Social experience Makes you unique International network

4 North America Vancouver Toronto Florida Austin Michigan USA Acknowledged universities Few places, high interest Time consuming application and visa process Canada Acknowledged universities Some more places No visa required for Norwegian Students Montreal Texas Newfoundland Quebec

5 Europe Lithuaina Poland Germany France Belgium Italy England Slovenia Switzerland Hungary Endless possibilities Erasmus Scholarship Important trading partners Exciting history and culture Irland Nederland Portugal Spain Greece RomaniaRussia Turkey Estonia The Netherlands

6 The Nordic Countries Finland International environment Great networking possibilities Good job opportunities Denmark Sweden Island

7 Asia Completely different culture and many new impulses Rapidly becoming a more important trading partner China Japan Thailand South-Korea Taiwan Kazakhstan

8 Australia and New Zealand Popular destination Few places, many applicants Exciting, but consider alternative destinations Auckland Melbourne Adelaide Perth Sydney

9 South-America Mexico Chile Peru Language barrier Fascinating culture Adventurous

10 Costs and Scholarships You pay ordinary tuition fee to BI Loan and scholarship from Lånekassen (if eligible) Extra language scholarship NOK 16.300 (not if courses are conducted in english) Erasmus or Norek Scholarship

11 Acceptance criterias Recommended GPA: C or better, no pending subjects Satisfactory skills in foreign language Letter of motivation (in English) CV with photo (in English) Online application form: NB! GPA/study progression must be maintained after acceptance.

12 Application process 1.Submit the application form online by 1st of February. 2.You submit an application directly to your host institution (after IRO has nominated you) 3. Course selection and approval before you leave for exchange

13 Student Exchange A demanding but unique opportunity If you are motivated and ready for new challenges : - Apply for exchange by 1st of February 2011

14 Student Exchange Programme Library at the International Relations Office Previous Student reports (online) Exchange students at BI The International Relations Office in B3:, 46410227, 46410156, 46410222

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