Additional exam attempts

Under normal conditions, you will be allowed three attempts to successfully complete an examination. If you fail to pass, leave an examination before completion, hand in a blank examination paper or are absent from an examination that you have registered for, this will count as an examination attempt. If you spend three examination attempts on a course without passing, you will be disenrolled from Aarhus University – unless you obtain an exemption for an additional fourth examination attempt.

If you have not passed an examination after three attempts, you may send an application to your study board requesting a fourth attempt. To obtain permission for an additional examination attempt, you must be able to document special circumstances (e.g. a medical certificate) in connection with the three first examination attempts.

There is no complete list of conditions that can be characterized as ’special circumstances’. Special circumstances may be suddenly occurred situations, such as illness or loss of a close relative just before the examination. Lack of necessary qualifications or suitability for the degree programme will not be considered a special condition.

Medical certificates serving as documentation for illness in connection with an examination should preferably be issued on the actual date(s) of the examination in question.

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