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Withdrawal from exams


Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and supplementary subjects


You can withdraw from courses and exams before the start of the semester. 

Please note that special rules and deadlines apply to:

  • First-year exams
  • The first semester of  Master’s degree programmes and supplementary subjects
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication (IVK and CLM) enrolled in 2016 or earlier

If you wish to withdraw after the deadline due to exceptional circumstances, you can apply for dispensation. Dispensation may be granted if you can provide evidence of exceptional circumstances.

Deadlines for withdrawal

First exam attempt

  • For subjects in the autumn semester:  1-5 May
  • For subjects in the spring semester: 1-5 November

Second and third exam attempt (re-examination)

Special rules for first-year exams

There are special rules for withdrawal from courses included in the first-year exam on your degree programme.

Special rules for the first semester of Master’s degree programmes and supplementary subjects

Since you are not enrolled on your Master’s degree programme or supplementary subject by the deadline for withdrawal in the previous semester, there are special deadlines.
In the second semester of your Master’s degree programme or supplementary subject, the normal deadlines apply.

  • First semester in the autumn semester: 5-10 August
  • First semester in the spring semester: 1 February at the latest

Special rules for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication enrolled in 2016 or earlier

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication can withdraw from the ordinary exam (first exam attempt) up to 2 weeks before the examination date. 
  • It is not possible, however, to withdraw from the second or third exam attempt once the registration period has expired.

Do you have problems registering for or withdrawing from an exam?

If you experience any problems registering for or withdrawing from exams, please contact Study Centre Arts before the registration deadline.


Professional Master’s degree students, single-course students and part-time students


As a Professional Master’s degree student, single-course student or part-time student you will be registered automatically for exam(s) in the course(s) you are taking. However, as a Professional Master’s degree student, single-course student or part-time student you are allowed to withdraw from an exam registration and re-register for it in another semester. Please do so in the exam check and registration periods:

  • 15-28 February
  • 15-30 September

Please always check within these periods that you have been correctly registered for exams. 

Withdrawing from exams on time

What is the deadline for withdrawing from an exam registration?

  • You may withdraw your exam registration up to a week (7 days) before the day of the exam.
  • In the case of written exams, ‘the day of the exam’ counts as either the day you were supposed to submit an assignment on topic of your own choice or the day the assignment formulation for a set assignment is to be released.
  • In the case of oral examinations that are distributed over several days, the deadline for withdrawing your registration is a week before the first day oral examinations in the course take place, regardless of the date scheduled for your particular examination.

Problems with withdrawing

  • If you are experiencing difficulties with withdrawing your exam registration, feel free to contact the Study Centre Arts
  • If you are studying at the Danish School of Education (DPU), you are also welcome to contact Masterstudiecentret
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