Re-examinations at the Faculty of Arts

Important to know about re-exams

  • You can only register for re-examination if you have used a examination attempt at the ordinary exam.
  • You must register for re-examination via the Student self-service system.
  • Your registration is binding after the end of the registration period.
  • As a general rule, re-examinations are held in February and August
  • Dates for re-examinations will be published in the exam schedules

Information about re-exam for Bachelor students

When can I go to a re-examination?

As a general rule, each re-examination is offered once a year. If you do not take the re-examination immediately after the ordinary exam, you must wait a year to go to re-examination.

  • Courses from the spring semester
    If you do not pass the ordinary exam in June, you can register for the re-examination in August (in the same semester). Then you can register for the re-examination in the following summer exams.
  • Courses from the autumn semester
    If you do not pass the ordinary exam in December/January, you can register for the re-examination in February. Then you can register for the re-examination in the following winter exams.

The following re-examinations are offered both during the summer and winter exams:

  • Courses on the 1st semester included in the first-year exam
    In your academic regulations, you can see which courses on the 1st semester are included in the first-year exam. If introductory course are included in your study programme, this applies to the first-year exam courses that are on the first semester with the first-year exams.
  • Courses placed on the 6th and final semester of your Bachelor's degree programme
    If introductory course are included in your study programme, this applies to the courses on the last semester of your prescribed study programme.
  • Exams that must be passed before you can go to other exams on your degree programme
    It will be stated in the academic regulations if this applies to any of your exams.

Deadlines for registration, information about the syllabus and prerequisite requirements

Re-examination in the same semester as the ordinary exam

The first option to take a re-examination is the re-exam that take place immediately after the ordinary exam.

Registration deadline

  • You can find the deadline for registration in your exam schedule

  • Please note that the deadline for registration is three days after the assessment deadline for your exam.
  • If you receive your examination result after the registration deadline, you register by sending an email to Study Centre Arts no later than three days after you have received your examination result.

Curriculum

The curriculum is the same as for the ordinary exam.

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you.

The deadline for submitting material to the teacher is the same as the deadline for registration for the re-examination.

Re-examination in a later semester where no teaching is offered in the course

As a general rule, the re-examination for each course is only offered once a year - i.e. in the semester, where teaching and ordinary exam also takes place. Only selected re-examinations are offered in spring and autumn semesters.

See which exams this applies to.

Registration deadline

  • 15-28 February
    Deadline for registration if you are going to re-examination at the summer exams
  • 15-28 September
    Deadline for registration If you are going to re-examination at the winter exam

Curriculum

The re-examination is based on the syllabus from the most recently offered course. If you go to re-examination more than a year after you have followed a course, you should be aware that there may have been changes in the syllabus you are to be examined in. If you are to be examined in a new syllabus, you can get access to the new syllabus by sending an email to the study centre Arts.

 

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you

If a prerequisite is described in the academic regulations, the deadline for fulfilling this is

  • 1 May for summer exams
  • 1 November for winter exams

If the requirement is the same as for the ordinary exam, you must have a new approval, and the material must be re-submitted to your teacher.

Re-examination in a later semester where teaching is offered in the course

You have the opportunity to take re-examinations during semesters, where, according to your academic regulations, there is also offered teaching and ordinary exam in the course.

Registration deadlines

You can register in the following periods:

  • From 10 May up to and including the registration deadline in the exam schedule*
    Re-examinations during summer exams
  • From 10 November up to and including the registration deadline in the exam schedule*
    Re-examinations for the winter exams

*The deadline depends on the specific exam and also applies even if you have not taken the ordinary exam in the semester in question.

Curriculum

The re-examination is based on the syllabus from the most recently offered teaching.

If you go to re-examination more than a year after you have followed a course, you should be aware that there may have been changes in the syllabus you are to be examined in.

If you are to be examined in a new syllabus, you can get access to the new syllabus by sending an email to the study centre Arts.

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you.

The deadline for submitting material to the teacher is the same as the deadline for registration for the re-examination.

 

 

Information about re-exam for Master's degree students

Re-examination in the same semester as the ordinary exam

The first option to take a re-examination is the re-exam that take place immediately after the ordinary exam.

Registration deadline

  • You can find the deadline for registration in your exam schedule

  • Please note that the deadline for registration is three days after the assessment deadline for your exam.
  • If you receive your examination result after the registration deadline, you register by sending an email to Study Centre Arts no later than three days after you have received your examination result.

Curriculum

The curriculum is the same as for the ordinary exam.

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you.

The deadline for submitting material to the teacher is the same as the deadline for registration for the re-examination.

Re-examination in a later semester where no teaching is offered in the course

You have the opportunity to take re-examinations during semesters, where, according to your academic regulations, there is not offered teaching or ordinary exam in the course.

Registration deadline

  • 15-28 February
    Deadline for registration if you are going to re-examination at the summer exams
  • 15-28 September
    Deadline for registration If you are going to re-examination at the winter exam

Curriculum

The re-examination is based on the syllabus from the most recently offered course. If you go to re-examination more than a year after you have followed a course, you should be aware that there may have been changes in the syllabus you are to be examined in. If you are to be examined in a new syllabus, you can get access to the new syllabus by sending an email to the study centre Arts.

 

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you

If a prerequisite is described in the academic regulations, the deadline for fulfilling this is

  • 1 May for summer exams
  • 1 November for winter exams

If the requirement is the same as for the ordinary exam, you must have a new approval, and the material must be re-submitted to your teacher.

Re-examination in a later semester where teaching is offered in the course

You have the opportunity to take re-examinations during semesters, where, according to your academic regulations, there is also offered teaching and ordinary exam in the course.

Registration deadlines

You can register in the following periods:

  • From 10 May up to and including the registration deadline in the exam schedule*
    Re-examinations during summer exams
  • From 10 November up to and including the registration deadline in the exam schedule*
    Re-examinations for the winter exams

*The deadline depends on the specific exam and also applies even if you have not taken the ordinary exam in the semester in question.

Curriculum

The re-examination is based on the syllabus from the most recently offered teaching.

If you go to re-examination more than a year after you have followed a course, you should be aware that there may have been changes in the syllabus you are to be examined in.

If you are to be examined in a new syllabus, you can get access to the new syllabus by sending an email to the study centre Arts.

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations: Submission/approval of material before the exam

Your exam may consist of several parts, and it may be a requirement that one or more parts must be submitted before you can take the exam. The prerequisites for the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. In your academic regulations, you can see if this applies to you.

The deadline for submitting material to the teacher is the same as the deadline for registration for the re-examination.

 

 

General rules for re-examination

Three examination attempts

As a general rule, you have three attempts to pass each exam in your degree programme.

If you fail to turn up or fail to pass the ordinary exam at the end of a course, you will have used one examination attempt. You will then have the opportunity to register for re-examination.

If you use all three examination attempts without passing the course, you will be withdrawn from the university. However, in exceptional circumstances you can apply for dispensation to be granted a fourth examination attempt.

Find out more about applying for dispensation

Exceptions to the rule

The possibility to use three examination attempts for each exam is limited by other rules such as those regarding the commencement of studies exam, the first-year exam and your maximum degree completion time. 

For example, if you have not passed the exams included in the first-year exam by the end of your first academic year, you will lose the right to use the remaining attempts to pass the exams. This means that you lose the right to further examination attempts if the deadline has expired.

Forms of examination and the syllabus

The re-examinations may take a different form

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams. If this is the case, re-examinations will be described in the academic regulations as exam option 2.

Syllabus and re-examinations

Your syllabus is connected to the course you have followed and is valid until the course is offered again.

This means that your syllabus remains valid after your teaching – at the ordinary exam and the reexamination.

If a reexamination is offered in the following semester’s exam period, your syllabus is also valid for this reexamination.

If you take the reexamination in later semesters, the syllabus will usually follow the most recently offered course. 

In case of illness

If you become ill in connection with an exam, it is important that you contact your doctor so that you can later prove that you were ill during the exam period.

This means that you have the opportunity to apply for exemption to be granted an additional examination attempt if you have used all three examination attempts without passing.

If you become ill while writing your thesis, you can apply for exemption from the submission deadline rule. You must apply before your submission deadline.
Read more about exemption from the submission deadline rule

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations

If you need to fulfil certain prerequisites in order to take a re-examination, your teacher must confirm that the prerequisites have been fulfilled prior to the exam – even if you have gained approval of compliance with a prerequisite for the ordinary exam.

Deadlines for submitting the relevant material

 

Re-examination immediately after the ordinary exam

In connection with re-exams that take place immediately after the ordinary exam, you fulfil the prerequisites by submitting the relevant material to your teacher by the deadline for registering for the re-exam.

 

Re-examination in one of the following semesters

In connection with re-exams that take place in one of the following semesters, you fulfil the prerequisites by submitting the relevant material to your teacher no later than

  • 1 May for summer exams
  • 1 November for winter exams

Please find more information about prerequisites for taking exams.

Registering for reexams after the normal deadline

If you were unable to meet the registration deadline for exams due to special circumstances, you must apply for registration after the normal deadline.

You can apply for registration after the normal deadline by sending an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk.