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 and Day& Night is longer, and does not include autumn and winter holidays.
The school day lasts from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Monday – 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 year every student will join school trips and church events. Please read below for more informations.
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 languages at TBBMI is Norwegian and English. 50% of the teaching is only in English, the rest is interpreted between Norwegian and English.
The school accepts applicants from all countries. Maximum 10 percent of the school’s accepted number, which means 11 people, can be citizens from countries outside EEA. This limit is only for citizens that have a residence permit for studies. Please see the intake regulations here (link) in order to read more about this. In order to apply for a study visa, you will first need a confirmation letter from TBBMI, but it is important that you first read through UDI’s application requirements before you send in your application to TBBMI. For more info please visit udi.no
Students from countries within the EU/EEA/EFTA just need to register electronically here
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), New Years Festival 28th-31st of December, JK Nordisk (Jesus Women), Jesus Festival.
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.
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.
TBBMI wants to give the students an exciting year. Outside the teaching we arrange every year different trips. Some are mandatory, some voluntary
Missions trip (mandatory)
TBBMI is the bible school which focuses on missions. This is our heart beat. At TBBMI you will learn a lot by studying the Bible and involving yourself in local ministry, but also by going out into missions. Every year we have arranged missions trips to countries like Poland, Sweden and the Balcans. On the missions trip you will get the opportunity to experience God’s power in practice, other cultures and language and spread God’s love and message. This travel is mandatory and it is important that you save up money for this, in the same way as you need money for school fees.
Every year we have a school trip at the beginning of the semester. We have experienced that the trip means a lot for the understanding of the vision and background of the school, in addition to strengthening the social environment. Here there will be teaching, social activities and nice fellowship.
The trip is mandatory and TBBMI will cover the expenses of the trip. More detailed information will be given at the beginning of the school year.
Trip to Israel (voluntary)
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org