All you need to know
THE SCHOOL YEAR
The school year 2018-2019 begins August 20 and follows the regular holidays for the schools in Oslo. The year in Jesus Revolution, Day& Night and New Generation is longer, and does not include autumn and winter holidays.
The school day is from 8:30-14:45 on Mondays, and 8:30-13:00 on Tuesday-Friday.
In addition there are 8 hours of ministry for the 1st year students every week, and 10 hours for the 2nd year students. The schedule is made in order to make it possible to combine school with a part-time job. Jesus Revolution and Day&Night have a different schedule that does not allow for a part-time job.
During the fall there will be an Encounter-trip and during the spring/summer a missions trip. These two trips are mandatory.
During the autumn you are also welcome to join in on the annual trip to Israel.
You will also contribute and be a part of several conferences that will be held throughout the year! For example you will be a part of the New Year’s Festival from the 28th of December – 1st of January.
TBBMI has unfortunately no accommodation in Oslo, so each student needs to find a place to stay. Jesus Revolution provides accommodation for its missionaries.
The teaching is available both in Norwegian and in English.
Applicants from outside the EU have to apply for a student visa in order to stay in Norway. You have to have an acceptance letter from TBBMI before you can apply, but we encourage you to visit the UDI website before so that you are aware of the restrictions and the application form. You may find more information through this link: Student Visa application
Students from countries within the EU/EEA/EFTA just need to register electronically here
TBBMI will arrange a mission trip that will take place during the year. The trip is mandatory for all students except for those in Jesus Revolution as they will have their own mission trip. Missions is the very core of TBBMI’s vision, for this reason we want this to have a priority throughout the year. Each participant will need to cover the trip expenses of maximum 10,000 NOK (the price will be influenced by the trip destination). Further information regarding this trip will be provided at the start of the school year.
In order to cover some of the expenses at the school every student has to pay a school fee.
The school fee at TBBMI is 6,250 NOK per semester and has to be paid at the beginning of each semester (fall/spring). The application fee of 1,000 NOK will be subtracted from the first semester fee. In addition there will be a mandatory mission trip where the cost is maximum 10,000 NOK per student. (This does not involve those who have chosen Jesus Revolution as their practice ministry)
Altogether the school costs will be maximum 22,500 NOK (depending on the expenses of the missions trip) For those that have their practice in Jesus Revolution, the school fees will be altogether 12,500 NOK (Jesus Revolution has in addition a set monthly price which covers food, accommodation, travel expenses etc.) The trip to Israel in October is also in addition, for those that would like to join in.
TBBMI is a publicly accredited Bible school and Nordic students are eligible for loans and scholarships. If you are a Nordic student and you have received an acceptance letter from us, you may apply for loan and scholarship at www.lanekassen.no.
Students from other countries in Scandinavia may also apply for loans and scholarships in their home countries. We recommend you to do this as early as possible after being accepted as a student at TBBMI.
HOW TO GET TO NORWAY/OSLO
Several airlines have daily flights to Oslo. On momondo.com you can search for cheap tickets from an airport close to you. There are two airports serving the city of Oslo: Oslo Airport Gardermoen (The main airport) and Oslo Airport Torp.
All airports have bus and train connections to Oslo.
TRIP TO ISRAEL
Every year we travel to the nation of Israel to explore the land described in God’s Word! This will definitely be an experience of a lifetime. If you have not been to Israel, we highly recommend that you join us. TBBMI and Jesus Church will be hosting this trip in October.
You can enjoy a boat ride on the sea of Galilee, explore the ruins of Masada or go shopping in downtown Jerusalem. There are many more places to explore during this week in Israel. For questions concerning this trip, feel free to contact us.
EVENTS IN JESUS CHURCH
Throughout the school year every student in TBBMI will partake actively in the events arranged by TBBMI’s host church Jesus Church.
Here is the list of the conferences with respective dates so that you can already set aside time in your agenda: Guds Mann (Men of God) 2nd and 3rd of november, Sammen for Barna (together for the Children) 16th-17th of November, New Years Festival 28th-31st of December, JesusKvinner Norsdisk (Jesus Women) 15th-16th of March 2019.
A more detailed program will be given at the start of the school year.
In these events the TBBMI students will be involved with practical tasks that will help you to learn to arrange and plan an event.