Cheating at exams

As a student, it is important that you are familiar with the rules regarding exam cheating, so that you can prepare for your exams in the best possible way. Cheating in exams can have serious consequences for you – regardless of whether you violated the rules accidentally or intentionally.

On this website, you can get an overview of the rules, get good advice on how you avoid breaking them – and find out what you need to be aware of if you are reported for suspected exam cheating.

Why is it important to talk about exam cheating?

Good academic practice is an important part of being a university student, and this means that, among other things, you need to know and comply with the rules that apply to exams.

Your exam certificate is the university’s – and your own – guarantee that you have acquired the competences and qualifications stated on the certificate. If you – accidentally or intentionally – violate the rules that apply to exams, your exam certificate loses its value, and people can no longer count on the worth of your degree programme. This also harms AU’s reputation. Cheating in exams therefore has major consequences for you as a student – it can delay your degree and, in the worst case, result in you being expelled from the university.

Ways to get help if you are considering cheating

If you are considering cheating because of personal, study-related, family-related or other reasons, don’t do it. Ask for help and find another way.

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