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Illness during exam
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If you cannot take an examination due to illness or for other pressing reasons, you must apply for legitimate absence. Note that if you have an exam that spans over several days, the department may consider giving you an extended deadline. Contact the department responsible about this. If you submit by the deadline, you do not need to apply for a valid absence on the exam.
Application form and deadline
The deadline for applications regarding legitimate absence is no later than one week after the exam.
Fill out this form and send it to the address given on the form.
Unfortunately, we do not have an electronic solution for applications for legitimate absence which protects your personal data. As a medical certificate and other documentation often includes sensitive information, we can not receive or process such applications via e-mail.
Requirements for documentation
- The documentation must include stamp and signature from doctor/health trust
- The students themselves must send the documentation, and thereby consent to providing the necessary health information
- The documentation may the submitted after the application
- The documentation must be submitted within 14 days of the application, unless other arrangements have been made
Illness during exams
If you become ill during an exam arranged on campus, please contact an invigilator (written exam) or the examinator (oral exam). See a doctor as soon as possible, and submit an application with a health certificate as described above.
If you must abort the exam, do not submit your answer.
Note that for home exams in Inspera Assessment, in most cases your answer will be automatically submitted when the examination time expires. This happens when you have answered at least one question. To avoid submitting something unintentionally, we recommend that you use the “Submit blank” option, especially if you have opened the test and viewed the question set. To submit blank, go to the menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
If you have submitted the exam answer paper, this will override a self-certification of absence that you submit afterwards. In other words, you cannot withdraw an exam answer paper after you have submitted it.