Bachelor Pathway Programme

BI Norwegian Business School in collaboration with Jönköping University have created a joint Pathway Programme, designed for international students as a bridge towards a Bachelor degree at BI.

Jump start your education in Scandinavia!

The BI Norwegian Business School and Jönköping University Pathway Programme is designed to improve international students' English skills and to prepare them for academic studies at BI. The programme also introduces students to Scandinavian society and culture while supporting a solid academic foundation in higher education. The Pathway Programme is delivered at Jönköping University’s Campus Gränna in Sweden.

Is the pathway programme right for me?

Many aspiring international candidates for BI’s BBA programme receive the disappointing message that they cannot be admitted to the programme of their choice. In the vast majority of cases the reason for rejection is:

The candidate in question holds a high school diploma from a country that does not qualify directly for admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway. These include countries like China, India, Russia, Brazil, and the US. (To check if your secondary education is recognised for direct admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway, please visit the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance.) AND/OR

The candidate in question does not meet the English language requirement of BI (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).


In order to enable aspiring candidates to pursue the study of their choice at BI, we have developed the BI-Jönköping Pathway Programme. It is designed to qualify students for admission to a BI Bachelor degree by strengthening the students' academic and English skills. The BI-Jönköping Pathway programme is right for you if:

You have a high school diploma from a country that doesn’t qualify directly for admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway AND/OR

Your IELTS or equivalent language test score is below the level that BI requires (i.e. 6.0 IELTS)

The minimum entry requirement for the Pathway Programme is equivalent to a 5.0 on the IELTS scale.

Programme Tracks

We have developed two programme tracks to which you can apply based on your English language proficiency level.

Pathway Programme Admission

High School Diploma

English Language

Please note:

All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to institutional code 8487.

Students who already meet the minimum requirements for a programme at BI Norwegian Business School are not eligible for the Pathway Programme.


Required documents:

English Proficiency


Scan of original high school diploma and transcript (which entitle the student to university studies in his/her home country)*. See specific eligibility requirements.

* If your high school diploma was awarded in the USA (or by an American affiliated school), an official transcript of record must be sent directly from your university to our Admissions Office, in a sealed envelope. If your upper secondary school was in Pakistan, your documents must be attested and placed in a sealed envelope by the IBCC in Pakistan. If you graduated from Cameroon according to the British system, your results should be issued by the Cameroon GCE Board in a sealed envelope and sent to our Admissions Office. Transcripts from other countries may be received as certified copies or scans of originals.

A copy of your passport. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card which clearly states citizenship (in English or French) in place of a passport copy.


How to Submit Documents:

You may either upload your documents on your application or scan your documents and send them as attachments by email to: or you may send them by regular post within two weeks after making the online application.

Any documents that you scan for uploading must be from original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour. Remember to include all pages of documents, front and back, no matter what the content is on the page. Be sure that everything on the document is visible on the scan, especially embossed stamps.

When can I apply?

Application opens in November 


How to Apply

Your application will be processed and handled by Jönköping University on behalf of BI Norwegian Business School.

Fill in the online application form directly on the Jönköping University application page by clicking the blue "Apply Now" button.

When you have completed the application form, please check the information carefully before clicking on the “Submit Application" button.


For more information please click here.


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