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The process if there is suspicion of examination irregularities

A case concerning examination irregularities at SDU will be handled by the Educational Law Team, Educational Law & Registration, SDU Student Services, whom you can contact if you have questions about an ongoing case or questions about the area in general. 


Phone: +45 65 50 44 70

1. In case of suspicion of an irregularity, the case will be forwarded to the Head of Studies, who is responsible for the study programme offering the subject
2. The Head of Studies reviews the case and if he or she agrees with the suspicion, the case is reported to the Dean via the Education Law Team
3. After reviewing the case, the Education Law Team will forward the case materials to the student's student email and request comments on the case (hearing/consultation of parties) 
a. The hearing may be held in writing or orally (physical meeting at SDU or online)
b. At a meeting (online or in person), the student has the right to bring a companion (see separate information about this below) to the meeting. From SDU's side, the head of studies and one or two employees from the Educational Law Team will participate
4. After the hearing of parties, the Education Law Team will process the case
5. The Education Law Team will then recommend a decision to the Dean of the faculty in question, who will make the final decision
6. Finally, a decision or a waiver is sent to the student's student email
  • Cases of examination irregularities are confidential, and the employees of the university have a duty of confidentiality
  • A decision in a case regarding examination irregularities will not appear on the final diploma or other papers you receive from SDU
  • You have the option to make an appeal regarding the legal matters, if you do not agree with the decision made. To appeal regarding the legal matters means that it will be assessed whether the case has been dealt with in accordance with applicable law and general principles of administrative law.  The complaint must be sent to the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science within a time limit set out in the appeal guidelines, which will be included in the decision. 
  • As a party to an ongoing case, you are allowed to take exams and participate in classes during the casework time (the period of time during which the case is processed). However, you are not allowed to participate in a possible re-examination in the course in which you have an undecided case until the moment a decision has been reached in the case. 
  • At an oral hearing, you have the right to bring a companion (See below)
  • You have the right to bring a companion with you when you go to a hearing. This follows from Section 8(1) of the Danish Administrative Procedure Act.
  • A companion is a person you choose, who will accompany you to the party hearing. This could be, for example, a friend, a family member, a representative from a relevant interest group or association. The companion can, for example, be chosen on the basis of your personal relationship or on the basis of his or her special professional knowledge.
  • The role of a companion is first and foremost to support you during the hearing of the parties.
  • The companion should listen to your conversation. Perhaps the companion can help you remember what you want to say. After the hearing of parties, your companion can help remember what has been said and what happens next in the case.


Last Updated 07.02.2024