If you are in a situation where you are unable to comply with the rules that apply to your degree programme, you can apply for an exemption.
The reasons why you cannot follow the rules can be many - you can read about some of them here:
The rules on which you can apply for dispensation may, for example, be the rule on the number of examination attempt, the exam conditions for an examination, the rule on maximum completion time or the automatic registration for teaching and exams, including the thesis.
The university may grant exemptions from the rules in the case of exceptional circumstances.
It is a good idea to contact a student counsellor before applying for an exemption. The student counsellor can help you get an overview of your study situation, so you get the best possible basis for deciding whether you need to apply for an exemption, and which rules you should apply for exemption from.
You submit your application via mystudies.au.dk: Application for exemption
You will receive a receipt on your AU mail. The receipt is your proof that you have submitted your application.
If the university have any questions or need further details, they will contact you via your AU email address. If you don't answer, your application will be treated on the basis of the information you have submitted.
When your application for dispensation has been processed, you will receive a decision on your application via your e-Boks or AU email.
If we need additional information in order to make a decision on your case, you will be contacted via your AU email.
We will process your application as soon as possible, but be aware that it can take up to eight weeks (July not included). So we recommend that you apply well in advance.
When you apply for dispensation, you must prove that you were unable to comply with the rule in question owing to exceptional circumstances. You must account fully for these exceptional circumstances, and you must enclose relevant documentation to verify your account.
Circumstances which are within your control or which could have been planned for cannot be considered exceptional. Here are some examples of circumstances which cannot be considered exceptional:
Circumstances that are frequently occurring or common among students, will not normally be considered as exceptional
If you are applying for dispensation because you have a medical condition or illness that affects your ability to complete your study programme on the terms and conditions that are generally applicable, you need a doctor’s certificate.
Paying for the doctor' certificate is your own responsibility.
The purpose of a doctor’s certificate is to demonstrate how, to what extent and for how long your medical condition or illness will affect your ability to study/take exams.
These questions must be answered in relation to the rule from which you are applying for dispensation. The doctor must also state which information comes from their own examination, and which information comes from a consultation with you, from a third party, from your medical records, or from other sources.
A doctor’s certificate is a medical assessment whose purpose is to give the university grounds for deciding whether you should be granted dispensation. The university are obliged to consider doctor’s certificates, but do not have to follow the doctor’s recommendations (if any are made).
If the university do not feel that they have sufficient evidence to assess your case, they may ask you to send further documentation. The university will not contact your doctor.