Special terms and conditions when taking exams

If you suffer from a physical disability or mental health issue such as:

  • dyslexia
  • mental health disorders
  • neurological disorders
  • mobility impairments
  • sight or hearing impairments

or if Danish is not your mother tongue, you can apply to your board of studies for permission to do your exams subject to special terms and conditions.

How do you apply?

You apply by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk

You need to submit this application in good time before the exam in question if you want to make sure you get a reply before the exam is to be held.

What kind of special terms and conditions?

For instance, you can apply for extra time to do an exam, or permission to use special aids.

Extra time is normally only granted for individual exams. If you apply for extra time for a group examination, all members of the group must be able to present documentation for the same degree of impairment/reduced working capacity.

Please remember to attach documentation

Special terms and conditions will only be granted if you can provide documentation of the issue in question, for instance a doctor’s certificate.

This documentation must explain how your physical disability or mental health issue affects your working ability. It must also contain the stamp/letterhead and signature of the person issuing the statement.

In this connection, it is important to underline that although this documentation is an important requirement, it does not necessarily mean that the university will grant you the dispensation for which you are applying. Ultimately, your board of studies will decide whether special terms and conditions should apply in your case to ensure that you are placed on an equal footing with other students taking the same exam.

Keep an eye on your AU e-mail

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.