The examination appeal must reach Studies Administration no later than fourteen days after publication of the examination result. Complaints received after the deadline are generally not processed.
You should discuss the subject of your appeal with the course coordinator before submitting your appeal.
It is your own responsibility to ensure that you have justified your appeal in order to give the University a good basis for making a decision. This means that you must submit a written account stating the reasons for the appeal. You must take special care when stating your reasons. It is a good idea to refer specifically to the course description including the specific objectives of the course.
Please note that a new assessment or examination may result in a lower mark.
The Examination Order is found here and in Danish here.
You submit your examination appeal via mitstudie.au.dk. You find the module under "Applications" and "Complaints about an exam". Please note, that your appeal cannot be sent before you have entered all relevant information and that you do not receive a confirmation email. Therefore, remember to click "Save a copy".
You can find more guidelines for examination appeals below.
You may submit an appeal regarding both oral and written examinations.
Your appeal may result in a lower mark. Your assessment following reassessment or reexamination may result in a lower mark. You cannot appeal the new mark.
Your appeal must be submitted no later than two weeks after publication of the assessment.
You are not anonymous when you submit an examination appeal appeal. People processing your case can see your name, etc. However, everyone connected to your case has a duty of confidentiality.
It is always a good idea to talk to your examiner about the assignment/assessment before submitting an appeal because he or she can clarify what has been emphasised in the assessment. However, you should be aware that the examiner is not obliged to provide feedback regarding your assessment.
If you have taken an oral examination, it is a good idea to write down as soon as possible what was said during the examination and also to keep any notes from your preparation time.
It typically takes 2-3 months (July not included) to process an examination appeal.
Please note that a reassessment or reexamination may result in a lower mark.
If you are not satisfied with the decision of your appeal, you can choose to refer the decision to a board of appeals. However, the board of appeals can only process academic issues and not legal aspects or questions concerning errors or irregularities during the examination.
You have a deadline of two weeks to appeal from the day you receive the decision. The same requirements as mentioned above (written application, reasons, etc.) apply to the appeal, which must also be submitted via mitstudie.au.dk.
The board of appeals consists of two external examiners, a teacher who is entitled to act as an examiner and a student from the subject area concerned.
The board of appeals must make a decision no later than two months from receipt of the appeal (July not included), and you must be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.
The board of appeals makes one of the following decisions:
Please be aware that acceptance of a reexamination or reassessment may result in a lower mark.
The decision of the board of appeals is final, which means that you cannot appeal further as far as the academic aspects of your appeal are concerned.
If you want to appeal legal issues in connection with the decision, i.e. whether the case was processed in accordance with relevant legislation, and whether the university’s opinion is within the legal framework established by legislation, the decision can be referred to the university, cf. section 48.
Any appeal must be received by the university no later than two weeks after you have been notified.
Appeals regarding legal issues must also be submitted via mystudie.au.dk.
The university will then assess whether your case has been considered in accordance with applicable law and make a decision.
Do you have any questions? You are always welcome to contact:
Asger Steen Boisen
Phone: +45 9352 2574