After the exam


  • Examination notices display information on when grades will be published.
  • Grades for written exams and other written assignments are published no later than 4 weeks after the date of examination.
  • The assessment of both BA projects and MA theses must be published within two months after submission, not including July.
  • Grades are posted on the student self-service system.
  • The grades may not be given over the phone.
  • Transcripts of exam results can be obtained through the student self-service system, once the grades have been registered.

Requirements for passing exams
An exam is successfully passed if your grade is 02 or better, or if your paper is assessed as "passed". A successfully passed exam cannot be retaken, unless the curriculum states that two or more exams must be passed in the same examination period.

If an exam consists of several exam components, the grade for the overall exam must be at least 02. If the overall exam is successfully passed, exam components where the grade is 00 or –03 cannot be retaken, unless the curriculum stipulates a fixed minimum grade for one or more exam components.

The curriculum can stipulate that two or more exams must be passed on the criterion of an overall grade point average. If so, the average must be at least 2.0 without rounding off. The curriculum can also stipulate that an exam where the grade is 00 or -03 cannot be retaken, if the exam has been passed in accordance with these regulations, unless a fixed minimum grade applies to one or more exams to be passed on the criterion of an overall grade point average. Finally, the curriculum can stipulate that each grade in an overall grade point average in accordance with these regulations is weighted differently in the calculation of the average. If so, the average is the sum of the individual grades, each multiplied by the grade's weighting, divided by the sum of the weightings.

If you are enrolled in a study programme that conducts examinations in the winter and/or summer, and if you have sat an ordinary exam without passing this, you may take a re-examination in or immediately after the same examination period. The University provides re-examinations no later then February and/or in August.

If you are enrolled in a study programme that does not only conduct examinations in the winter and/or summer, but also in the autumn and the spring, such as degree programmes with quarter structure, and have you sat an ordinary exam without passing this, you may take a re-examination as soon as possible. The University provides re-examinations within a period of 6 months after the ordinary exam.

As mentioned, you need to have sat the ordinary exam, i.e., used an examination attempt, in order to be able to take a re-examination.

If you have sat a NON-ordinary exam – i.e., a re-examination/makeup exam - without passing it, you may take the next ordinary exam.

You need to be aware that many degree programmes conduct ordinary exams once a year – i.e., at the end of the courses. If you do not take a re-examination you will have to wait almost a full year, before you can take the ordinary exam again. You can always get help and guidance by your department concerning exam dates and how to act in your particular situation.

You are responsible for the re-examination registration yourself. Therefore, you must be aware of the registration deadline. You are advised to keep informed, via the student self-service system, on whether your registration has been recorded.

Makeup examination
See the section about Illness and exams.

Exam appeals
You may submit an exam appeal in the case of perceived unfair assessments or other problematic issues concerning the exams. The appeal must be in writing and reasoned, i.e., you must explain why you feel that you have been treated unfairly. Remember all the details. The appeal must be addressed to the Dean and be submitted to the Faculty Secretariat.

The Faculties have a complaint form with manuel. You can download here:

You must submit your appeal no later than 2 weeks after the publication of the grades.

Appeals can be submitted concerning:

  • Legal issues
  • The grounds for examination (questions, assignments and the like)
  • The course of examination
  • The evaluation

The University will then process the appeal and gather all the necessary information. If the appeal is concerning the evaluation or other matters that concern the evaluators, the University will immediately present the appeal to the evaluators whom as a rule have a deadline of two weeks to submit a statement concerning the evaluation etc. in the appeal.

The University will as a starting point in the case handling reach a decision that will be in writing and reasoned. The decision can be concerning:

  • A proposition for a new evaluation (reevaluation), however not in oral examinations
  • A proposition for a new examination (reexamination) or
  • That the complainant is unsuccessful in the appeal

If the decision of the University is regarding a proposition for reevaluation or reexamination, you must latest two weeks after you have been informed of the decision of the University accept the proposition for reevaluation or reexamination.

We draw to your attention that the grade in the reevaluation and reexamination can result in a lower grade than the first given grade.
Before you appeal, you can contact your examiner for an elaboration of your grade. You can also contact The Counselling Centre if you wish to talk anonymously with a student advisor about an examination whose result you are considering appealing. You may also contact The Examinations Office to obtain general information about the regulations.

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