Re-exams

Registration for re-examination

If you do not pass or are absent from your first examination attempt (the ordinary examination), it is your own responsibility be registered for the re-examination (2nd exam attempt), which will take place within the same course term – i.e. before the commencement of the examination period on the subsequent semester.

You cannot deregister for an reexam after the registration deadline for reexams has passed. This means that you cannot deregister for an reexam until 14 days before the date of the exam.

If you do not pass the 1st and 2nd exam attempt, you are personally responsible for registering for the 3rd exam attempt. Please be aware that in this case you must register for a following ordinary exam. You register for your 3rd exam attempt at the ordinary exams by contacting your study administrator.

A prerequisite for registering for a re-examination is that you have been registered as having used an examination attempt at the ordinary exam, i.e. failed an exam for which you have registered within the deadline. A student will automatically fail an examination if he or she does not submit the exam paper or assignment. This means that no further action is required for ordinary exams.

  • Important: If the Department so desires, any written exam may be converted into oral exams in the case that only ten or less students are registered for the exam before the deadline. If a written exam is converted into an oral exam, no supplementary materials are permitted at the exam, unless otherwise stated. Announcement about conversion of a written exam into an oral exam will be given by notice on the relevant bulletin board immediately after the expiry of the deadline. 

    Spring semester

  • It is possible to attend a re-exam in August ONLY if you have been registered for and thereby used an attempt at the ordinary exam in March-June. 
  • Re-exams in August are only offered for the ordinary exams in March-June in the recommended study programmes.

Autumn semester

  • It is possible to attend a re-exam in February ONLY if you have been registrered for and thereby used an attempt at the ordinary exam in December-January.
  • Re-exams in February are only offered for the exams in December-January in the recommended study programmes.  

In case of illness

If you have been unable to attend or complete an exam because of illness, you can apply to the Study Committee for deferment of your exam attempt. To apply for this you must use the form 'Application for deferment of examination attempt due to illness' that as soon as possible after the issue of the medical certificate must be submitted to BSS Student Services. The disease must be documented by the doctor on the day of the exam.


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