Bachelor Bible, Ministry and Mission
The Bachelor in Bible, Ministry and Mission aims to equip students to serve in their local church and/or to do missionary work. It qualifies for both voluntary and paid work in Christian churches and organizations.
After a foundation of introductory courses, the programme offers intermediate courses in Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, Missiology and Systematic Theology. Many of the courses will be interdisciplinary and study a topic from different perspectives (e.g. Biblical and Missiological). The Bachelor in Bible, Ministry and Mission may be incorporated into other types of education and may also be included in further studies within Christianity or theology.
Below is the recommended progression. All cources are 10 ECTS. Course descriptions are found in the programme description. Courses marked with * may be taught every other year.
A thorough description of the programme, including recommended progression, may be found in the Programme Description. Please note that changes may occur in final assessment.
How do I apply?
To register an application, please go to our local admission service and register an application. Select the Fall semester and register an application for Bible, Ministry and Mission. The application opens on Dec 1st
What are the requirements?
The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list by NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education).
All required documents must be uploaded to your application.
The dates and deadlines for the application process will be updated during November.
What are the next steps if I’m admitted?
If you have been accepted at FIUC, the following steps describe your way forward:
- You must accept your offer within the time limit mentioned on your admission letter. You can register “Yes” or “No” by logging into your application.
- If you need to apply for a residence permit to study at FIUC, you must contact the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Please note: Admission does not guarantee that your visa application will be granted. Should your application for a residence permit be denied, please contact FIUC and inform us that you will not be able to attend the course.
- Applicants from outside EU/EEA may need to make a monetary deposit to a designated deposit account.
- Once you’ve accepted the offer and your student data is registered at FIUC, you will receive information on how to complete your semester registration in our Studentweb system. The registration includes both signing up for classes and paying the required fees. Students at FIUC generate their own invoice in Studentweb. Failure to complete the semester registration within the September 1st will result in revocation of your student right.
See the Student guide for more information about the start of studies.
What do I do if I’m waitlisted?
Our programmes can only admit a certain number of students. If there are more applicants than vacancies, the applicants will be listed based on their GPA scores from the provided documents and other ranking regulations. The students with the best scores will receive an admission, while the others will be placed on a waiting list.
If you are placed on a waiting list, you can either forfeit your place on the list, or wait and see if you are accepted at a later point. All applicants on the waiting list who get accepted at a later point will be notified.
I have questions. Who can I contact?
For questions regarding the application process, please contact our Higher Executive Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the study programme, registration or general questions regarding the student life at FIUC, please contact our Student Adviser at email@example.com.
Students who complete the programme will be rewarded a Bachelor's degree in Bible, Ministry and Mission. This qualifies for both voluntary and paid work in Christian churches and organizations and may qualify for further studies.
As of Fall 2023, tuition fees will be differentiated depending on your country of origin and your attachment to Norway.
Tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland, or who meet the requirements that qualify for loan and stipends via Lånekassen will have tuition fees of NOK 3500, as well as semester fees of NOK 690. Fees are subject to annual adjustment.
Requirements for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students who may qualify for EU/EEA tuition fees:
-Permanent residence permit, residence permit in Norway due to strong human considerations or special connection to the kingdom, is married to a Norwegian citizen and both live in Norway, or are a family member of an EEA citizen who has another grounds for residence in Norway than education.
-Have had continuous full-time work in Norway for at least 24 months with residence permit as an employee, been resident in and paid tax to Norway.
-Have lived in and been in education in Norway for at least 36 months, and completed corresponding to 3 years of full-time education, without recieving public support for education.
Tuition fees for students from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland starting their studies in August 2023 are set to NOK 45 000 per semester, plus NOK 690 in semester fees. Fees will be subject to annual adjustment.
Students who started their studies up until and including the fall semester 2022 will have tuition fees of NOK 3000 per semester during the spring semester of 2023, increasing to NOK 3500 as of the fall semester 2023. In addition to this comes NOK 690 in semester fees. Fees are subject to annual adjustment.
Please note that the cost of living in Oslo is significant, and in addition to other living costs, rental costs should be expected to be NOK 10 000-15 000 per person per month. For further information on living in Norway, please consult the calculator for living costs developed at Oslo Metropolitan University in order to get an impression of Norwegian costs of living.
For students that are paying from a bank that is not Norwegianit is important to make sure that the payment is done in a such way that the bank is taking all the fees into account when making the payment. This includes the fee to the recipient bank. List of fees to our bank (in Norwegian).
Please also note that there is an expectation that students have access to personal computers.
FIUC does not offer any scholarships at present.