First year exam rules

What is the first year exam rule?

According to the Examination Order all academic regulations for bachelor degree programmes must include a section regarding first year exams. This states a number of exams that new bachelor students must participate in and pass within the first year of study.

If you do not fulfill the requirements to the first year exam rules, you will be discontinued from your degree programme, unless you apply for and receive an exemption.

As a new bachelor student (commenced in 2016 or later) you must pass the first year exams within the first year of your degree programme.

You will find the courses that form part of your first year exams in the academic regulations.

Please note that special rules apply to new enrolment, if you are applying for re-admission to a degree programme you previously have been enrolled in. Go to this webpage for more information on re-admission.

Requirements for passing

The first-year exam must be passed before the end of the first academic year following the commencement of studies in order for the student to continue his or her studies, cf. the Examination Order.

  • The first-year exam is equivalent to the exams on the first semester (30 ECTS).

All exams are being offered in each exam period.

You will automatically be registered for the first year exams and you cannot deregistrate for these exams.

If you do not pass exams, that are part of the first year exams, you will automatically be registered for the following reexam. If you fail to pass your first reexamination, you must register for the second reexamination (the third exam attempt).