Disabilities and special needs

Do you need special arrangements during exams?

Students with disabilities and special needs are entitled to special arrangements for their exams. Please contact us at the disability and special needs office for more information.

The disability and special needs office

The disability and special needs office (the Department of Academic Affairs) provides a coordinated service for students with disabilities or medical conditions that may affect their examination or studies. Please contact us for any questions regarding disabilities and special needs

Deadlines and how to apply for disability and special needs arrangements

Special arrangements for assessment during the teaching period

If you need special arrangements for your written assessment during the teaching period, or home exams, it is your responsible to inform the course responsible that you have been granted extended examination time or other special arrangements.

Extensions in connection with written assessments

For written examinations, the following extensions are granted:
- 15 minutes extra are granted for examinations with an examination time of up to 1.5 hours.
- 20 minutes extra are granted for examinations with an examination time of more than 1.5 hours and up to 2 hours.
- 30 minutes extra are granted for examinations with an examination time of more than 2 hours and up to 4 hours
- 1 hour extra is granted for examinations with an examination time of more than 4 hours.

For longer home examinations, the following extensions are granted:
- examinations lasting 24 hours or longer: 3 extra hours
- examinations lasting 36 hours or longer: 5 extra hours
- examinations lasting 48 hours or longer: 7 extra hours.

Examples of special arrangements

  • Extended time during exams
  • Use of PC during exams (cannot be granted for all courses)
  • Breaks during exam to breast feed babies
  • Soft pen/pencil
  • Your own examination room
  • Oral examination (instead of written, cannot be granted for all courses)
  • Written examination (instead of oral, cannot be granted for all courses)
  • Special chairs, rising and lowering table
  • Wheelchair users and students with mobility disabilities: examination will take place in rooms with wheelchair access.
  • Special tools for students with visual impairment

 

 

Published 26. March 2012 - 9:00 - Updated 26. October 2021 - 9:10