Customary practice when cheating in exams is proven

SDU has the following customary practice when cheating in exams is proven:

  • First-time offenses are sanctioned with an issued warning, as well as a refusal or cancellation of the assessment.
  • Second-time offenses are sanctioned with an expulsion from the university in limited period of one or two semesters, as well as a refusal or cancellation of the assessment.
  • Third-time offenses are sanctioned with a permanently expulsion from the university, as well as a refusal or cancellation of the assessment.
  • Proven cheating committed during a written examination, during a final examination (bachelor’s project, final project, master’s thesis, etc.) may cause first-time offences to be sanctioned with a temporary or a permanently expulsion from the university. Moreover, second-time offences proven in the above-mentioned examinations, may be sanctioned with a permanently expulsion from the university.
  • The circumstances of a case may cause first-time offences to be sanctioned with a temporary or a permanently expulsion from the university. Moreover, second-time offences proven in the above-mentioned examinations, may be sanctioned with a permanently expulsion from the university.

For the legal basis of the university’s handling of cases of examination irregularities see "Rules regarding disciplinary measures for students at the University of Southern Denmark".


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