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Illness during examination, including information on COVID-19

Illness during a written examination

If you fall ill during a written campus-based examination, you need to contact the invigilator. You and the invigilator need to sign a statement that the examination has been interrupted due to illness. If the exam is conducted online, you must contact the program secretariat  and inform them you have stopped the exam. Hereafter you must immediately contact your doctor (see more at the bottom of the page, including information concerning COVID-19).

Do not hand in the assignment. If you do so, examination attempt cannot be annulled due to illness.

Illness during a written take-home assignment (12 – 72-hour duration)

If fall ill during a written take-home assignment (12 – 72 hours duration), you must immediately contact your doctor (see more at the bottom of the page, including information concerning COVID-19).

Do not hand in the assignment. If you do so, examination attempt cannot be annulled due to illness.

Illness during a written take-home assignment, which is of longer duration (more than 72-hours)

If you fall ill during a take-home assignment, which spans a period longer than 72 hours, for example, weekly assignments, free assignments, bachelor’s projects, master’s thesis’ etc., you cannot get the examination attempt annulled due to illness. Instead, you can contact your program secretariat for clarification of your options. It is important that you still contact your doctor, because you may need the documentation later.

Illness during an oral examination

If you fall ill during an oral examination, you need to notify the examiner of this, before you get informed of your grade.  This also applies if the exam is conducted online. If you do not tell the examiner (and any external examiner) that you are ill your examination attempt cannot be annulled due to illness.  Contact your doctor no later than the day of the examination (see more at the bottom of the page, including information concerning COVID-19)

Illness in the period up to an examination

If you fall ill in the period up to an examination, you must immediately contact your doctor (see more at the bottom of the page, including information concerning COVID-19). If there is less than three days to the examination in question, you can apply for annulment of the examination attempt due to illness in the same way as if you were ill on the day of the examination.

If you are ill for a longer time, you can apply for a deregistration to the exam, or you can apply for an extension if your have a deadline.  Contact your program secretariat for a clarification of your options. It is important that you still contact your doctor, because you may need the documentation later.

You may also want to read our page on long-term illness

Contact your doctor no later than the day of the examination

If you are prevented from taking one of the above mentioned examinations because of illness  you must immediately  contact your doctor and request an acute consultation in order to acquire documentation for your illness in the forn af a doctor’s certificate. If your doctor has closed, you need to send them an e-mail and request a consultation as soon as possible. Read more about doctor’s certificates here.

Remember that it’s your responsibility to obtain a doctor’s certificate as soon as possible. This means that you need to notify your doctor that you need an acute consultation and that you, by the examination date at the latest, need to have requested this acute consultation.

Concerning COVID-19

Illness due to COVID-19 is considered as any other illness. Thus, the above guidelines also apply if you are infected with COVID-19. Remember that you must be able to document the circumstances. 

If you are prevented from participating in a test due to reasonable suspicion that you may be infected with COVID-19, the above guidelines also apply. Remember that you must be able to document the circumstances. 

If you are ill but cannot  be allowed to show up at your doctor due to suspected covid-19 infection, it is important that you arrange with your doctor that you can have a consultation,  when COVID-19 is no longer suspected (for example, when a negative test is conceded).  You are still acquired to contact your doctor no later on the day of the exam or no later on the day when you are supposed to hand in an assignment.

Please refer to "Guidelines at SDU on COVID-19" for more information on how to proceed.

Documentation for illness needs to be sent to Educational Law & Registration

You need to send your notification of illness and documentation of the illness (a doctor’s certificate) to Educational Law & Registration at SDU via spoc.sdu.dk.

If you notification of illness and the doctor's certificate meet the requirements for notification of illness during examinations, you will be registered as ill during the examination in question and the will not count as an examination attempt.

Subsequently you need to sign up for a re-exam in the subject

Subsequently, you have the possibility of signing up for a re-exam in the subject. You can read more about re-examination here

Do you need support? 

Contact Educational Law & Registration if you have any questions regarding the above mentioned rules. You can do this either via spoc.sdu.dk or by calling at 65501059 (between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.).

 

Contact Student Services if you have questions about SU, Admission, SDU international, Syddansk Elite,  SPS and other services at SDU.

Contact the counselling at your studies if you need specific knowledge related to your study eg. knowledge about your study plan or how to write a dispensation application.

Contact the General Study counselling if you need guidance concerning general study topics such as study techniques, well-being or simply just find it hard to know who to go to with your questions. 

Last Updated 22.10.2020