Information about the forms of assessment for each course, and module, is specified in the course description/syllabus. If you have any questions about the assessment for the course or module you are taking, ask your teacher.

Written formal exams ("salstentamina")

If your course includes a written exam ("salstentamina"), an exam schedule will be provided ahead of each term. There are two opportunities per term to take any written exam, provided the course is still given. Please check your exam schedule for details on your exams, including sign-up deadlines.

Where appropriate, examples of previous exams can be found on your Mondo course site (under ‘Resources’). Most exams and keys from the current term will be made available on Mondo approximately a week after an examination.  If you have questions about an old exam, ask your teacher or contact the Student Affairs Office. The Student Affairs Office will also be able to provide you with the grading scales, where relevant, for written exams after they have been reported.

Signing up for exams

Unless specified on the exam schedule, it is mandatory to sign up to an exam by the specified deadline. We recommend that you sign up for all the exams for your course at the beginning of term. The sign-up for retake exams is normally opened once the grades for the first exam that term have been reported. We aim to have all exam grades reported within 15 working days after an examination.

You sign up for exams through ‘My Studies’ ( If you should not be able to make it to an exam that you have registered for, please deregister through "My Studies" by clicking on the orange minus icon next to the exam in order to help us avoid wastage of paper. If you missed the sign-up deadline for an exam, you can still go to the exam hall on the day of the exam. If there are seats available, the invigilators will then allocate you a seat.

Exam rules

It is mandatory to have a valid photo ID with you for all exams. You will not be allowed to take the exam if you do not have valid ID. Make sure you read and respect the exam rules before each exam (see attachment). These rules are  included on your exam schedule.

Exam results

We aim to have all exam grades reported within 15 working days after an examination. Written formal exams are marked anonymously. Once the results have been reported, the grade will be available on "My Studies" (, provided you have fulfilled all the assessment criteria for the course or unit. Written formal exams will be available for collection at the Student Affairs Office during opening hours. If you have not picked up your exam within two years, it will be discarded.

Please note that:

 - for some courses or units the exam is not the only form of assessment (check your course syllabus for details). Make sure you pick up your exam at the Student Affairs Office when the exams have been graded and contact your teacher if you have any questions on why you can't see a grade on "My Studies" or why you have not received a passing grade.

- any requests for a review of / amendments of exam grades can only be accepted if the Department retains the original exam. Students with borderline grades are therefore encouraged to request a copy of their exams, rather than the originals, when picking them up at the Student Affairs Office.

- if you receive a failing grade (F or Fx) for an exam, you will need to take the whole exam again (not only parts of it), unless otherwise specified in the module description.

Re-taking an exam

If you should not receive a passing grade for a written formal exam, then you can make a new attempt whenever that exam is offered. In case your course should be discontinued or the course syllabus has changed, then you will be offered one retake session per term for three terms following its discontinuation. Check the exam schedule for sign-up deadlines, or contact the Student Affairs Office for questions.

As specified in the course syllabi, students who receive a grade E or higher on an exam may not retake the exam to obtain a higher grade. Note that if you receive the grade ‘Fx’ for an exam, you will need to take the whole exam again (not only parts of it).

If your course or unit contains other forms of assessments than a written formal exam ("salstentamina"), please contact your teacher (or the administration) for instructions on how to complete that unit in case you do not receive a passing grade or have work outstanding.