The need for accommodations or an extended submission deadline must always be documented.
The general deadline for applying for accommodations for on-site exams and shorter home exams: March 15th and October 15th. For exams before these dates, the deadline is 14 days before the exam.
Extended deadline for assignment submissions, including bachelor's and master's theses: Five days before the submission deadline.
Two exams on the same day: Four weeks before the exam.
In acute cases, applications may still be considered after the deadline has passed. If you apply close to the submission deadline/exam date, please contact the examination office.
Who can apply?
Students who need special accommodations during exams due to health reasons
Students with Norwegian as a second language
You must document your need with a medical certificate or a certificate from, for example, a speech therapist or psychologist. The certificate must clearly describe the specific arrangement you require. The rules for accommodations are outlined in the Regulations for Study Programs and Exams at UiA §33.
Students with Norwegian as a second language do not need to submit documentation. To submit the application, you can upload an empty attachment.
The response to your application will be sent by e-mail, and it will clearly state the duration of the arrangement. If you continue your studies beyond the end date specified in the decision, you must submit a new application.
If the need for accommodations arises after the application deadline, you must contact the Examination Office directly.
Extra time: Up to 10 minutes per hour, but a maximum of one hour.
Dictionary: Using a bilingual dictionary during the exam.
Writing tool and text-to-speech software: Using tools in Inspera. (For documented needs related to Lingdys, university machines are used).
Smaller room: Sitting in a room with fewer students.
Private room: Sitting in a private room. Please note that this is only granted in exceptional cases.
Breastfeeding time: Breastfeeding during the exam. Must be documented with, for example, a birth certificate or a medical certificate confirming the due date.
If you have been granted extra time as an accommodation, this will also apply to shorter take-home exams:
Take-home exam 2 days: 4 hours
Take-home exam 3 days: 6 hours
Take-home exam 4-7 days: an additional 24 hours
Take-home exam 8-14 days: an additional 48 hours
If you need an extended submission deadline for larger assignments that are not covered by a granted exam accommodation, you must submit a separate application at least five days before the assignment's original deadline. This applies, for example, to term papers, bachelor's theses, and master's theses. An extended deadline will extend the grading deadline, which may result in not receiving a grade or diploma until after the break. Any necessary oral exams will also be postponed until after the break.
If you apply for an extended deadline close to the assignment deadline due to an acute illness, you must also contact the examination office. If you are too ill to submit, you should apply for a valid absence instead.
The need for accommodations for an oral exam must be discussed directly with your teacher or the course responsible.
Norwegian as second language
If Norwegian is your second language, you can receive extra exam time during your first two semesters as a registered student at the university. Students with completion of a Norwegian Upper secondary school and students with Norwegian citizenship are treated as if they have Norwegian as their native language.
You are also entitled to a bilingual dictionary for school exams, but this does not apply to language subjects.
Documentation is not required. To submit the application, you can upload an empty attachment.
Clash of exams
If two exams clash, you can apply to take both exams on the same day. The Examination Office will approve this as long as it is practically possible. We will determine the order in which you take the exams, and you will have a maximum of a half-hour break (under supervision) before the next exam.
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, if both exams are take-home exams, it is not possible to approve this request.
You can also apply for valid absence for one of the exams, provided that you have passed any exam requirements and are cleared to take the exam. Valid absence will not count as an exam attempt, and you have the opportunity to register for a possible deferred exam.
The application deadline is no later than four weeks before the exam, and the form is located at the bottom right of this page.