Illness in connection with exams

Please mind your three examination attempts!

  • ​​​​​​Please contact the student counselors if you are in doubt about your situation.
  • If you are sick and need to deregistrate your exam, you must submit an application as soon as you know that you cannot attend the exam.
  • All applications for exemption regarding exams must be sent via mitstudie.au.dk.
  • Read more about exemption applications and doctor's certificates under 'Rules and guidelines' > 'Exemptions'.
  • Once the official exam period has started, you must submit documentation of extraordinary circumstances along with your application (the documentation can be submitted later). You can find the official exam period on the page 'Teaching and structure' under "Teaching and exam periods".

Illness before and after exam has started

If you are ill and cannot attend the exam:

  • You must submit an application for withdrawal as soon as you know that you cannot attend the exam
  • Once the exam period has started, you must document why you cannot attend the exam
  • Therefore, you should immediately see a doctor and obtain a doctor's certificate. This also applies to symptoms from known chronic illnesses
  • You must send the documentation along with your application for exam withdrawal
  • If you do not have the documentation when you apply, you can send it later. You do not need to create a new application, just send the documentation to the Board of Studies email, which you can find under 'Contact and Study Service' > 'Board of studies and directors of studies' in the left menu.
  • If you are granted an exemption, it means that you have not used an exam attempt.

Note: The Board of Studies gives less weight to your doctor's certificate if the doctor did not see you while you were ill.

The Board of Studies has changed its practice.

This means that you can apply for withdrawal even if you apply after the exam has started.

Illness during the examination

You should leave the exam if you feel too ill to complete it.

  • Contact the exam supervisor or examiner and say that you are leaving the exam because you feel ill.
  • Contact your doctor on the same day or as soon as possible after the exam day and get a doctor's certificate. This also applies to symptoms from known chronic illnesses.
  • You must register yourself for the next exam.
  • To obtain an exemption, you must be able to document that you were ill during the exam and could not complete it.

Note: The Board of Studies gives less weight to your doctors certificate if the doctor did not see you while you were ill.

If you have chosen to complete the exam despite being ill

The Board of Studies' practice is strict, and your application will be processed according to the rules for an additional exam attempt.

  • Therefore, you should immediately see a doctor and obtain a doctor's certificate. This also applies to symptoms from known chronic illnesses.
  • You must submit an application for an additional exam attempt immediately after you have completed the exam. You can send the documentation later.
  • If you still have attempts remaining, the Board of Studies cannot process your application until you have used all your attempts. Therefore, you should save the documentation for later.

Note: The Board of Studies emphasizes that you chose to complete the exam, which means that less weight will be given to the doctor's certificate. The same applies if the doctor did not see you while you were ill.

Illness in immediate family

Exceptional circumstances in connection with examinations can also be acute and/or chronic illness in your immediate family. Immediate family includes parents, spouse, partner and children.

If your examination is affected by illness in your immediate family and you need to apply for an exemption, you must send documentation that states how the situation has affected you. This can be a doctor’s certificate from your own doctor. It is not necessary to send documentation for your relatives’ illness.

Contact

Student Counselling can help you with exemption applications and doctor's certificates.

Contact

Please send any questions from your AU-mail to Studieservice.Nat-Tech@au.dk