Forms of examination and formal requirements

Oral examination

It is your own responsibility to be present when it is your turn to be examined. The exam list is not a time schedule, so if one student does not show up, the next one on the list will be examined instead. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you are there, when the lecturers are ready to examine you, you should be there from the beginning of the exam schedule - you cannot know whether all students listed on the exam schedule will be present.

If there is preparation time before the oral exam the first student has to show up 30 minutes before the examination starts.

Written exams and exam results

Written exams:

  • Written exams takes place via Digital Eksamen, unless other is stated in the course catalogue

Exam results:

You can find your exam result at as soon as it has been registered.

  • The deadline for publication of the result is stated in the exam schedule.

Aids permitted at exams incl. computers, mobile phones and generation tools

In the Course Catalogue you can find information about permitted aids for exam in the specific course description.

Rules for computers:

Computers must be brought along for exams (even when it is implied that there are 'no' exam aids), unless it is specifically stated in the course catalogue that computers are not allowed.

Rules for mobile phones:

You are only allowed to use a mobile phone during the written exam for two-factor authentication when logging on to AU server. The exam supervisor's instructions must be followed.

Rules for Generation tools:

At ’All aids’ it is prohibited to use tools for generation of exam solutions (e.g. ChatGBT, GitHub Copilot, DALL-E 2, GPT-3 og GPT-4), because exam assignments must be prepared independently and evaluated individually. It can be thought of as plagiarism, i.e. it is forbidden to use text/code/illustrations, prepared by a generation tool, and at the examination present it as own work. If generation tools are permitted for an exams, it will specifically be described in the course description’s exam note.

Digitisation of hand-written material

If you need to prepare hand-written material in connection with your written digital exam – such as drawings, formulae or other items – the material must be digitised and attached to your exam paper. You are personally responsible for digitising the material and attaching it to your exam paper.

The digitisation must take place in the time allowed for the exam and in the examination room, using approved digitisation tools.

If you need to prepare hand-written material, you must choose between the following digitisation solutions:

  • Hand-held web camera
  • Digital camera with an empty memory card
  • Camera built into the computer (it is allowed to lift up the paper)
  • Hand-held scanner
  • Draw directly on your computer using the mouse, a stylus pen, or a tablet board
  • Camera in a mobile phone, tablet, or other communication platforms, but only during the winter exam period 2021/22 and only for exams that have been converted to online format

You are personally responsible for ensuring that the digitised material is of a quality that enables it to be read and assessed. We recommend that you try out the digitisation tools well before the exam, so that you are completely familiar with them when you use them in the exam.

You are not permitted to use a mobile phone, tablet, or other communication platforms to digitise hand-written material during exams on Campus. See the rules and regulations for communication during a written exam under 'Examination' > 'Digital Exam' in the menu.

You have two options for attaching digitised material to your exam paper. You can:

  • enter the material directly as an image in the exam paper or
  • upload the material as a separate attachment next to the exam paper.

We recommend that you enter the hand-written material directly in your exam paper, so that you can submit the paper as a single document.

* Digitisation tools are available in reasonable quality in price ranges from below DKK 100.

Special examination conditions

If you have a physical or mental disability, a first language other than Danish, or other difficulties, it is possible that the university can grant you special examination conditions in order to provide you the same exam conditions as others.

If you want to request special exam conditions you can read about how to send an application at 'Rules and Guidelines' > 'Exemptions' in the menu.

Communication during written exams

When you are sitting a written exam, please note that communication is not permitted. Communication during an exam is regarded as cheating.

If you receive messages or similar from communication platforms or file-sharing services during the exam, you must under no circumstances answer them, and you must immediately inform the exam supervisors about what has happened.

Make sure you know the rules, which can be found under 'Examination' > 'Cheating at exams' in the menu.   

Exam cheating

Cheating at exams can have very serious consequences for you. Make sure you know the rules, which can be found under 'Examination' > 'Cheating at exams' in the menu. 

ITX-Flex and Linux

If you use the Linux operating system, it is not possible to activate the ITX-Flex digital monitoring system.

When you arrive for the written on-site exam, you must notify the site supervisor about you using Linux. You will then be placed under more strict supervision by the exam site supervisor during the exam.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the site supervisor is aware that you are using Linux.

Student ID Card as identification for written exams

You must always bring your student ID card for written on-site exams. This is so that the exam invigilation can identify you as an AU student.

Did you lose your student ID card?

You can read more here about how to reorder a new one.

For the exams, you then need to bring another form of publicly issued picture identification (passport or driver’s license) – staff ID cards or the like will not be accepted.


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