In accordance with the health authorities’ recommendations, if you are in self-isolation, experience symptoms of COVID-19 or have been infected with COVID-19 , you are not allowed to participate in on-campus activities at the university. You can read the general guidelines for how to deal with self-isolation, infection and suspicions of infection in the section on “Symptoms and infection” in AU’s general COVID-19 info pages.
Practical information about exams at Aarhus BSS
If you are not allowed to participate in on-campus activities at the university, you can find information on what actions you should take in relation to exams here:
Written exam with in-person attendance
If you are to participate in an on-site written exam at Aarhus BSS, please do not turn up if you are self-isolating, experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. In this case, you can request to withdraw from your on-site written exam and participate in the next reexamination. This will not count as an extra examination attempt.
You can request to withdraw from an exam by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than on the day of the exam. Here, you must request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. Please attach the solemn declaration or – in the case of confirmed infection – the result of a positive COVID-19 test as documentation. This test result must be no more than fourteen days old.
Oral exam with in-person attendance
If the exam in question is an oral exam and you deem yourself able to take the oral exam online, please contact the department before 07:00 on the exam day and ask about the possibility of converting your on-site oral exam into an online format. Please attach a solemn declaration or – in the case of confirmed infection – the result of a positive COVID-19 test as documentation. This test result must be no more than fourteen days old.
You can find contact information for your department here:
You can find out which department your exam is registered at in your exam schedule at students.au.dk, under the menu item “Exam”.
If it is not possible for the department to convert your oral exam into an online format, please submit a request to withdraw from your oral exam and participate in the next reexamination without using an extra examination attempt.
You can request to withdraw from an exam by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than on the day of the exam. Here, you must request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. Please attach a solemn declaration or – in the case of confirmed infection – the result of a positive COVID-19 test as documentation. This test result must be no more than fourteen days old.
Written take-home assignment
If the exam in question is a written take-home assignment and you deem yourself able to take the exam, you can participate on an equal footing with other students. Otherwise, please follow the guidelines in the section: "Written exams with in-person attendance".
If you belong to an at-risk group which makes it impossible or difficult for you to participate in on-site exams, it may be relevant to consider special precautions. You may be granted dispensation based on an individual assessment of the specific circumstances. As with other illnesses, you must be able to provide documentation for your situation, in this case a doctor's certificate describing the relevant circumstances.
Naturally, you are welcome to bring your own protective equipment to the exam if you find it necessary or advisable.
In exceptional circumstances, you may apply for dispensation to have special initiatives in connection with your on-site exam. If your medical doctor considers this necessary, please submit an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk as soon as possible. Please remember to attach relevant documentation from your doctor.
If your home country has introduced or notified entry restrictions that will have an impact on your journey home, you have the option of applying for an exemption to withdraw from your ordinary exam (in connection with written on-site exams) and get direct access to reexamination, or to have your exam converted to online (only for oral exams). You must apply via mitstudie.au.dk. Remember to enclose relevant documentation demonstrating that your home country has introduced or notified entry restrictions of significance for your planned return journey.
For more information on the possibility of reorganising oral exams, please refer to the box “I am unable to attend an exam in person because I have gone into self-isolation, suspect to be infected or have tested positive for COVID-19”
If you get sick in connection with an exam at Aarhus BSS, you should report sick by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk. This applies regardless of whether it is a COVID-19-related illness or some other illness. If you test positive for COVID-19, you can submit a positive test result as documentation. This test result must be no more than fourteen days old.
A large part of the exams at Aarhus BSS will be converted into online exams in January 2022. Selected exams will still be held on campus with in-person attendance to the extent that the authorities’ guidelines for responsible management of COVID-19 permit such activities. As a general rule, practical exams as well as exams with no aids permitted will be given priority in this case.
Updated exam schedules stating time and place have been made available, and you can now find out which of your exams are affected by these changes. You will find the exam schedules at your study portal – students.au.dk – under the menu item “Exam”.
During the exam period, we will carefully follow the health authorities ' recommendations and guidelines for conducting exams. Therefore, please note, that the exam schedules may be subject to changes. We encourage you to keep up-to-date with your exam schedule and WISEflow.
In cases in which we can conduct exams in person, such exam activities will be carried out in line with the current guidelines on responsible management of COVID-19 at institutions of higher education and with increased focus on the healthcare authorities' guidelines on the prevention of infection. This means that:
Requirements for face masks and COVID-19 passports at Aarhus BSS
Please note that from 19 December 2021, you must wear a face mask inside university buildings. This applies to all communal areas. However, you can remove your face mask when seated or in exam and teaching situations. In addition, you must be able to present a valid COVID-19 passport when on campus, including when you participate in exam activities with in-person attendance. You can also contribute to the prevention of infection at Aarhus University by taking a Covid-19 test before going to the campus. You can read more about the guidelines for COVID-19 passports on this page
If you experience technical problems on the day of the exam, the guidelines below apply. You must follow these guidelines if you cannot log on to Zoom and get access to the waiting room well in advance of the start of the exam and if you experience technical problems during the exam, which prevent you from completing the exam.
AU’s rules on cheating at exams are the same as always. The university trusts that you as a student want to earn your grades honestly, and we expect you to familiarise yourself with the rules and follow them while taking exams in the new online formats.
Here are some issues you should be particularly aware of.
We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the exam schedule, which you find on your study portal under the menu item “Examination”. Here you can find out how your specific exam will be administered and whether or not aids are permitted in the exam.
If your exam takes place online, it can be a good idea to prepare yourself for an exam that will take place in completely new physical surroundings. Particularly oral online exams will be a unfamiliar format for most students. For that reason, it would be a good idea to practice the exam format as part of your preparation - preferably with a fellow student or your study group. It is all about making sure you feel comfortable with the format and the technical aspects. This will allow you focus on the academic content during the exam.
Here are some tips for how you can prepare yourself for your online exam.
You can read more about digital exams on your study portal under the menu items “Examination” and “Digital Exam”. Among other things, you will find an FAQ page with the most important questions and answers.
If your written on-site exam has been converted into a take-home assignment, it will be administered as an ordinary take-home assignment (WHAI) in WISEflow. See the guidelines for take-home assignments here.
If you have been granted additional time for an on-site exam that has now been converted into a take-home assignment of the same duration, the additional time will be added to your take-home assignment. Before the day of the exam, please check that the additional time is registered correctly in Wiseflow. If it is not registered correctly, you must contact the studies administration as soon as possible at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your ordinary exam in January has been reorganised in connection with the coronavirus situation, reexamination will generally be converted into the same exam form. However, some exams may be conducted in the original form. The exam form will be stated in the exam schedule on your study portal under the menu item "Exam".
Read the university guidelines here