Prerequisites are criteria which students must comply with in order to take certain exams.

Here you will find more information about prerequisite requirements and what you need to do as a lecturer.



Exam form

The type, content and assessment of a specific exam are described in detail in the academic regulations for the degree programme in question.

If you are in doubt about something in relation to a particular exam, the academic regulations are a good place to start.

Information about elective subjects

The exam information for elective subjects is typically not included in the academic regulations, but rather in the course description in the course catalogue.

Syllabus for exams and re-examinations

The syllabus is linked to the specific course offered each semester and is valid until the course is offered again.

This means that the syllabus is valid in direct continuation of the teaching – at the ordinary exam and the re-examination immediately thereafter.

If re-examination are offered in the following semester's exam period, the syllabus is also valid for this re-examination.

Students who are to take a re-examination in later semesters will be examined in the most recent syllabus.



Digital Exam

At the Faculty of Arts, the system Digital Exam is used in connection with the submission and assessment of written exams as well as for the registration of assessments of oral examinations.

Students’ access to assessment notes

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that students are entitled to see the assessment notes of the examiner and co-examiner. Assessment notes are all the corrections and comments that the examiner and the co-examiner are obliged to make in writing – and keep for at least one year – in connection with the assessment of both oral and written exams.

How to store exam notes and other documents containing personal data

If you have any exam notes in physical form or other material containing personal data, it must be stored in a locked location when not in use, and may only be made available to trusted persons. The physical material must be destroyed responsibly when the purpose of the storage is terminated.


If you in connection with the assessment of written assignments and Master’s theses suspect that a student has not written parts of the submitted assignment, i.e. has copied text written by someone else without proper reference to the source, it is possible to check the assignment for plagiarism in the plagiarism detection system Ouriginal.

Complaints about exams

Students must submit their complaint no later than 14 days after the exam result in question has been announced. In order to minimise the number of unjustified complaints, Study Centre Arts encourages students to discuss the reasons for the complaint with the examiner, if possible.

You may therefore be contacted by students who are considering submitting a complaint. You are not required to give students feedback on the assessment. However, many students will be very pleased with the feedback they receive. This will make them better understand the basis for the grade, and they can use the feedback in the next exams rather than initiating a complaint process.


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Important dates

Fall 2023/winter exams 2023-24

Period of teaching 4 September - 15 December
Ordinary Exam 18 December - 31 January
Re-examination 1 - 29 February

Spring 2024/summer exams 2024

Period of teaching 1 February - 23 May
Ordinary Exam 24 May - 28 June
Re-examination 1 - 30 August

Fall 2024/winter exams 2024-25

Period of teaching 2 September - 13 December
Ordinary Exam 16 December - 31 January
Re-examination 1 - 28 February