Assessment leads to the allocation of a particular grade for part of the course or for the whole course. Assessment is when your teacher or an examiner tests your knowledge and understanding in an assignment or examination. The teacher or examiner then awards you a grade.
Some of the most common forms of examination are written classroom assignments, written reports, performance and involvement in labs, and written take-home examinations. The examination form chosen is determined by the course you are taking. You can find information about the assessment forms to be used in your course in your course room in Learn.
- You must always present identification (I.D.) when you take an examination.
- Your course syllabus will state the assessment forms for your course.
- For each examination component, you are offered at least three examination opportunities during one year from the date of the course start.
- Teachers have up to 15 working days to return your graded examination unless special circumstances arise.
- After each examination, you have the right to go through the examination results and to receive an explanation as to why you were given the grade you received.
- Normally, a new examination date is scheduled at the earliest two weeks after the first examination date and no later than four weeks after the first examination date.
- If you have failed the exam twice, you have the right to have another examiner for a new exam unless there are special reasons not to do so.
Register for an Examination
Examination registration generally opens one month before your examination, and you must register no later than 10 working days before the date of the examination. You have registered successfully when you can see your registration under the section Examinations you are signed up for on the webpage Examination Services. Late registrations for examinations will not be accepted.
If you have questions about the examination itself, contact the course supervisor or the examiner.
If you are going to take your exam in a classroom/examination hall, you need:
- to have registered for the examination
- to bring valid photo identification
- to check which room has been booked for the examination (see the Examination Schedule on the Examination Services webpage)
- to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the start of the exam. The doors will close 20 minutes before the start of the exam. If you arrive and the exam has already started, you must wait 30 minutes outside the room until you are permitted to enter
- to bring your own writing equipment (pens, etc.): the examination invigilator will hand out paper
- to ask your course coordinator what study aids you may use during the exam.
If you are going to take your exam in an examination room in Zoom, you need to:
- be registered for the examination
- have internet connection with a minimum of 2 Mbit/s
- have a screen that is at least 13”
- have access to a headset, microphone or other speaker function
- have access to an external webcam. Note that another computer/screen/mobile phone that has a camera may also be used. The camera must be placed according to the rules that you can find on the Examination Services webpage
- be logged in to the examination room with valid photo ID no later than 30 minutes before the exam starts
- ask your course coordinator about what study aids may be used and how to submit your answers to the exam
- ensure your sound and video are working. If you need help, contact the Supportcafé (Zoom): Monday-Thursday 08:00-22:00, Friday 08:00-16:00. If you need help or information about scanning/taking a photo of your examination answers, contact the Support Café.
More information about the classroom exam and the online exam can be found on Examination Services.
If legal certainty can be guaranteed, you can take a written exam elsewhere in Sweden or in another country. In Sweden, this may be at another education institution, authority or learning centre (lärcentrum).
For more information on learning centres, see the Nitus website.
The exam in another location can be taken at a Swedish embassy, Church of Sweden or another university.
The results of your exam are reported into Ladok no later than 15 working days after the examination date. After your exam has been corrected, it is given to reception desk staff for scanning. You will then receive your exam as a pdf and can print it out.
Special Accommodations During the Exam
If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, contact the Disability Coordinator well ahead of the examination. At the same time as you register for your examination, email email@example.com and include the documentation from the Disability Coordinator that supports your request for special accommodations.
Resit Examinations (omtentamen) and Catch-Up Examinations (uppsamlingstentamen)
To be able to take a resit examination, you must be registered in the course. You can see your course registrations on the student web. If you see that you are not registered in the course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have registered again for the course, you can register for the resit examination.
The course coordinator sometimes also offers resit exams at the so-called "uppsamlingstentamen” in August. However, it is up to each course coordinator to decide on this. It is therefore important that you contact the course coordinator well ahead of time to find out what they have decided. Registration for the resit exams in August opens at the beginning of June; the last day for registration is the first Sunday in August.
Before an exam, you may find it useful to view exams from previous years to help you with your studies and to help you to prepare for your examination. You will also be able to see how an examination is composed and structured.
On the Examination Services page under the heading "Search among previous examinations", you can search the archives for exams for your specific course.