Withdrawal from exams


Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and supplementary subjects


You can withdraw from courses and exams before the start of the semester. 

Please note that special rules and deadlines apply to:

  • First-year exams
  • The first semester of  Master’s degree programmes and supplementary subjects
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication (IVK and CLM) enrolled in 2016 or earlier

If you wish to withdraw after the deadline due to exceptional circumstances, you can apply for dispensation. Dispensation may be granted if you can provide evidence of exceptional circumstances.

Deadlines for withdrawal

First exam attempt

  • For subjects in the autumn semester:  1-5 May
  • For subjects in the spring semester: 1-5 November

Second and third exam attempt (re-examination)

Special rules for first-year exams

There are special rules for withdrawal from courses included in the first-year exam on your degree programme.

Special rules for the first semester of Master’s degree programmes and supplementary subjects

Since you are not enrolled on your Master’s degree programme or supplementary subject by the deadline for withdrawal in the previous semester, there are special deadlines.
In the second semester of your Master’s degree programme or supplementary subject, the normal deadlines apply.

  • First semester in the autumn semester: 5-10 August
  • First semester in the spring semester: 1 February at the latest

Special rules for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication enrolled in 2016 or earlier

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s degree students in International Business Communication can withdraw from the ordinary exam (first exam attempt) up to 2 weeks before the examination date. 
  • It is not possible, however, to withdraw from the second or third exam attempt once the registration period has expired.

When can I register for teaching and exams again?

If you withdraw from the teaching and/or the first exam attempt, you cannot register for the exam again until the next ordinary exam.


Professional Master’s degree students, single-course students and part-time students


If you have not passed your exam in the period during which you registered for the course, or if you are considering withdrawing from the exam, it is important that you contact the Study Centre  Arts so that we can inform you of your possibilities for taking your exam and completing your degree programme.

You can withdraw from your exam in due time until one week before the first day of examination. The deadline for withdrawal is stated in your exam timetable. You can withdrawal from your exam via the self-service system at mit.au.dk.