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.
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 Jan 1st and the deadline is March 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 are as follows:
- Jan 1st – Mar 1st: Application may be registered.
- Mar 1st – April 1st: A case handler will contact you and inform you of the requirements for your country of origin. All requested documents must be uploaded by April 1st.
- April 1st-15th: Applications are processed. After processing, all applicants will receive a reply.
- Mid-August: Start of semester.
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.
Fees for incoming students Fall 2023 have not yet been set, but are expected to rise from the current level.
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.
Please note that there is an expectation that students have access to personal computers.