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Important Information about Exams

Oral examination

It is your own responsibility to be present when it is your turn to be examined. The exam list is not a time schedule, so if one student does not show up, the next one on the list will be examined instead. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you are there, when the lecturers are ready to examine you, you should be there from the beginning of the exam schedule - you cannot know whether all students listed on the exam schedule will be present.

If there is preparation time before the oral exam the first student has to show up 30 minutes before the examination starts.

Aids permitted at exams incl. computers

In the Course Catalogue you can find information about permitted aids for exam in the specific course description.

Computers are only permitted if specifically mentioned in the course description.

  • You can find the rules for using computers at exams at Aarhus University here.

Digitisation of hand-written material

With effect from the winter exams 2017/2018, the vice-dean and the study administration has decided that if you need to prepare hand-written material in connection with your written digital exam – such as drawings, formulae or other items – the material must from now on be digitised and attached to your exam paper. You are personally responsible for digitising the material and attaching it to your exam paper.

The digitisation must take place in the time allowed for the exam and in the examination room, using approved digitisation tools.

If you need to prepare hand-written material, you must choose between the following digitisation solutions:

  • Use a hand-held web camera, a digital camera connected via USB cable and with an empty memory card, the camera built into the computer, or a hand-held scanner.
  • Draw directly on your computer using the mouse, a stylus pen, or a tablet board.

You are personally responsible for ensuring that the digitised material is of a quality that enables it to be read and assessed. We recommend that you try out the digitisation tools well before the exam, so that you are completely familiar with them when you use them in the exam.


You are not permitted to use a mobile phone, tablet or other communication platform to digitise hand-written material. See the rules and regulations for communication during a written exam here.


You have two options for attaching digitised material to your exam paper. You can:

  • enter the material directly as an image in the exam paper or
  • upload the material as a separate attachment next to the exam paper.


We recommend that you enter the hand-written material directly in your exam paper, so that you can submit the paper as a single document.


* Digitisation tools are available in reasonable quality in price ranges from below DKK 100.

 

Communication during written exams

When you are sitting a written exam, please note that communication is not permitted. Communication during an exam is regarded as cheating.

During digital exams, you should be particularly aware that the use of communication platforms and file-sharing services is regarded as communication. Prior to the exam, you must therefore turn off/stop/close the synchronisation of these platforms and services.

Examples of communication platforms and file-sharing services include: 

  • Dropbox
  • One Note
  • OneDrive
  • iCloud
  • FaceTime
  • Messenger
  • Mail programs

 

To avoid any misunderstandings, we recommend that you move all your relevant notes to the computer’s desktop prior to the exam.

If you receive messages or similar from communication platforms or file-sharing services during the exam, you must under no circumstances answer them, and you must immediately inform the exam supervisors about what has happened.

Exam cheating

Cheating at examinations can have very serious consequences for you. Make sure you know the rules, which can be found here.

Special examination conditions

If you have a physical or mental disability, a first language other than Danish, or other difficulties, it is possible that the university can grant you special examination conditions in order to provide you the same exam conditions as others.

If you want to request special exam conditions you can read about how to send an application at the bottom of this page.

Exam results

You can find your exam result at mit.au.dk as soon as it has been registered.

The deadline for publication of the result is stated in the exam schedule.

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