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Exams and Assessment

During your university studies, you will be assessed in various ways; your knowledge will be measured in the context of a learning opportunity. There are many different forms of examinations: seminars, take-home exams, written exams, written reports and so on.

When is my exam?

You will find the dates for regular examination sessions, re-takes and second re-takes in the course timetable. 

Registration for exam

You always need to register for the exams at least 7 days before the exam date in the Student Portal.

The following rules apply to all exam sessions:

You must always carry a valid identity document for all exams. In the case of invigilated written exams, it is important to arrive at the exam hall well in advance before the start of the exam. Exams always start on the hour, with no academic delay. If something unforeseen happens, you can still enter the exam hall within half an hour of the start of the exam. However, this is allowed only if no other student has left the exam hall. Once a student has left the exam hall, no other student will be permitted to start the exam.

Registration for re-takes and second re-takes

Students who do not pass the first scheduled exam are referred to the re-take session and the second re-take. If you want to re-take your exam at the first or second opportunity after the first session, you must register for it in the Student Portal, at the latest 7 days in advance. If you have not registered in time, the department cannot guarantee a place for you in the exam hall. At the exam session, registered students are allocated places first, after which any remaining seats can be given to unregistered participants. 

Adapted exams

If you have a decision granting you learning support, you may be entitled to an adapted exam. Remember to register your wishes at the latest two weeks before the exam, with our department Study adviser.

Exam results

  • Exam results are to be communicated at the latest 15 working days after the exam session and not later than two weeks before any re-take or second re-take session.
  • Final grades for course components and courses are entered in LADOK.
  • When exam results are communicated for the first scheduled exam session, there must be a feed-back session for the exam in question. If you have re-taken an exam there is no scheduled feed-back; exam results are simply communicated as described above.

Retrieval of exam papers

  • You can retrieve your exam papers during the feed-back session. Exam papers which are not retrieved on the occasion of the feed-back session are handed in to the exam paper release office in Reception at ground floor.
  • We would like to draw your attention to the fact that exam papers and their results are public documents. We therefore encourage you always to retrieve your exam papers.
  • When you retrieve your exam papers, you are to sign the flysheet and hand it back as a receipt.

Adjustment or review

Grades are awarded by the examiner after careful assessment. The examiner’s decision cannot be appealed. However, there are provisions on the correction and reassessment of decisions in the Swedish Administrative Procedure Act and Higher Education Ordinance. Pursuant to Chapter 6, Section 24 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to change the grade if:

  1. The decision is obviously incorrect, and
  2. the decision can be changed quickly and easily, and
  3. it does not involve a lowering of the grade.

The first condition – that the decision is obviously incorrect – means that the examiner does not need to conduct any thorough scrutiny of the previously established grading decision, unless there is a special reason to do so. The second condition – that the review can be performed quickly and easily – means that there is generally no obligation to review the decision if it requires further investigation of the matter. Requests for grade review should be submitted in writing, where you specify anything that is obviously incorrect. The examiner will review your request and make a decision.

Please read more in the document Grade Review (Pdf-doc).