Illness and examinations

Illness and examinations

If illness or quarantine prevents you from attending exams or compulsory course activity or, you must document this.

If you are absent from one of your exams due to these reasons, documentation must be sent to us within one working day after the exam date.

Documentation can be sent to

You do not need to provide us with documentation if your absence does not affect any of your exams or compulsory course activity.

A legitimate absence is not considered an examination attempt. After the deadline for withdrawal has passed, documented illness is the only legitimate reason for being absent from an exam.

With a legitimate absence you will not use an exam attempt, and may therefore register for the examination again the next time it is offered. For more information, please see course approval and examination attempts.

If you fall ill during a school exam, you must contact the invigilator in order to withdraw from the examination. This must be done in writing. You must then immediately see a doctor. The rules are otherwise as above. If you have submitted the examination answer paper, this will be sent to the examiner and no sick leave may be registered.

If you are hospitalised and prevented from complying with the deadline for submitting a medical certificate, it may be submitted as soon as you are discharged. The medical certificate must contain the dates for admission. If you can, contact

Read more in our Regulations for full-time study programmes Section 4-7 Non-attendance and termination of assessment.

Some of this information can also be found in Supplementary Provisions to the Full time study programmes (PDF )