If you want to apply for a dispensation in relation to examination
It is important that you get any dispensations sorted out in due time before the exam. You also need to find out if there are any special deadlines.
Examples of circumstances requiring dispensation:
- If you wish to withdraw from an exam, you need to send a reasoned application to your academic study board including relevant documentation, e.g., a doctor's certificate.
- If you wish to have the exam extended, you need to send a reasoned application to your academic study board including relevant documentation, e.g. a doctor's certificate.
- If you wish to use a computer or other materials in an exam where this is not already part of the allowed materials, you need to be aware that there are different regulations at each faculty. Therefore, always ask your academic study board or your department.
- If you would like to be placed in a special room or have other requests regarding exam conditions, you need to send a motivated application to your study board.
You are not entitled to be enrolled in the study programme or to take an exam in any subject at all, until an exemption has been approved.
Petitions for more than 3 examination attempts are considered by your academic study board.
Special exam conditions
If you have a mental illness diagnosis or a physical disability, or if you are dyslexic or dyscalculic you can apply for special exam circumstances. Special exam circumstances are also a type of dispensation. SDU can offer this in cases where the university assesses that it is necessary in order to put you on the same footing as others in the exam situation.
It is a condition that this offer does not lead to a change in the level of the examination. The process for applying is the same as described above.
The application needs to be able to be processed within a time that allows SDU to take into account special exam conditions. This means that the study board needs to receive the application by 30 March/30 October.
If you already have a dispensation
If you have a dispensation for an exam, you need to bring it and show it to an invigilator.
If you bring along extra equipment, such as special programmes, headset or scannerpen, you need to bring written documentation for your dispensation from your study board, and possible grant letter from the State Education Grant and Loan Scheme.
If you have received a dispensation for special pieces of furniture that require a "furniture remover", you need to inform Technical Services at email@example.com the latest 8 days before the exam is held.
Do you need support?
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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.