FAQ - Take-home exams

Take-home exams consist of:

  • Take-home assignment on topic of student's choice
  • Set qustion take-home exam
  • Projects/written take-home exam with subsequent oral defense
  • Oral exams, where material is handed out in Digital Exam
  • Master thesis

Below you can read more about how to use Digital Exam with this exam type.


Administrative support:

If you have problems with your exam registration in the system or other questions regarding the exam, you have to contact your exam coordinator. You can find the contact information on the exam in Digital Exam or in the e-mail you have received prior to the exam.

Technical support:

Contact Health IT for technical support.

Academic help:

Contact your instructor/teacher.

Before the exam

Guide to Digital Exams for students

See the guide to the Digital Exams system for students

What are the exam regulations at AU?

You can read the exam regulations on AU here.

Where do I find Digital Exam?

You find the Digital Exam system by clicking on this link: eksamen.au.dk.

When can I see the exam in the system?

A notification will be sent to your post.au.dk-mail when your exam is ready in the Digital Exam system. This will happen no later than 1 (one) week before the exam starts.

All information regarding the specific exam will be shown here and we recommend that you check the exam regurlarly before it starts in order to keep yourself updated.

How do I turn a paper in as a group?

If you turn your paper in as a group you have to create the group in the Digital Exam system first - see instructions here (in Danish).

What constitutes cheating at exams and what are the consequences?

Aarhus University has prepared this brochure, which explains what cheating at exams constitutes and provides examples of exam cheating. If you are in any doubt at all, we strongly urge you to ask your lecturer, your supervisor or your examiner.

Consequences of cheating at exams

It is your responsibility to stay informed about the traditions within your subject field and the code of ethics. Violating these rules is a serious matter and may be so severe that it must be treated as exam cheating.

The consequences of cheating at exams are specified in the Rules regarding disciplinary measures for students. Attempts at cheating at exams will be dealt with in accordance with the rules on exam cheating no matter whether the attempt at cheating is successful or whether you actually intended to cheat. The rules on exam cheating are applicable irrespective of the type of examination.

Find more information in the left side menu under 'Exam cheating'

During the exam

What are WAYF and AU ID?

WAYF – Where Are You From – constitutes a link between your Aarhus University login (or any other educational institution) and external web services.

To access WAYF, you should use the same username and password as for mit.au.dk, which means you can use your mit.au.dk username and password to get access to various pages. In brief: one username and one password gives you access to several different services.  And as long as you are logged on to the system, you can jump from one service to another without having to log in again.

When using WISEflow you may be asked to enter your AU ID.

You will find your AU ID on mit.au.dk. How to:

  1. Log in to mit.au.dk.
  2. Click on “Personal Information”.
  3. Your AU ID should be visible right below your civil registration number.

If you have a new student card, your AU ID will also appear here.

How do you submit a group exam paper?

See here for more information about group exam papers

What is the deadline for submitting the exam?

The deadline for your exam can be found on the list of exams you are registered for. You must submit your paper before the deadline set for your exam in order for your exam paper to be accepted.

This means that it is important for you to submit your paper in good time so that you have time to deal with any unforeseen problems before the deadline.

How can I make sure that my exam paper has been submitted correctly?

You will receive an email receipt stating that your exam paper has been submitted on time. You will also be able to see a receipt after you click ‘deliver’. You can print out the receipt if you like.

How do I hand in large files?

See the guide on how to hand in large files

When do I have to turn the paper in?

It is VERY important that you turn your paper in on time and in PDF because the system shuts down precisely and it is the time in the Digital Exam system that is correct. If the deadline is 12.00.00, you have to turn in BEFORE 12.00.00.

Do I have to make my own front page?

Yes, at take-home exams you have to make your own front page.

After the exam

Can I see my exam paper after I have submitted it?

Yes. After you have submitted your exam pape and the deadline for submissions has passed, you will be able to see what you have submitted on your receipt page.

Who may I contact after the exam?

If you have questions regarding your exam paper, e.g. if you have discovered that your exam paper was not handed in correctly, you may contact HE Studies - see contact information here.

Will I be able to see who is correcting my exam paper?

This depends on what is common practice for the degree programme in question. As a rule, you will not be able to see who the external co-examiner is. 

How do I apply for a dispensation?

let's say you turned your paper in late (the system closes down exactly at deadline) you have to apply for a dispensation to turn it in no later than 2 days after the exam day. If we don't receive your application within the 2 day deadline, you have used one exam attempt. Read more about dispensations here.

Where and when can I see my grade?

In the Digital Exam system you can see when the deadline for assesment is and hence when you at the latest will get your grade. You can also find the deadline on your study portal under the indivitual course.

You can find your grade in STADS - Student Self-Service or at the Study Timeline.