The general deadline to apply for special examination arrangements is Mach 15. and October 15. If the need for a special examination arrangement should arise after the deadline, please contact the Examination Office.
All needs of special arrangements or postponed deadline must be documented
If you have symptoms that can relate to corona, and can't sit the exam on campus, you can apply for valid absence
General application deadlines applies also for those who are in a risk group and need special examination arrangements
Who can apply for special examination arrangements?
Students who for medical or other reasons need special arrangements for their examination, can apply for a special examination arrangement by set deadlines. Students with Norwegian as a second language can also apply.
The need must be documented with a medical certificate or a note from another relevant professional ( for example, a psychologist or speech therapist).
The document must contain a specification of the need for a special arrangement during the examination. ( See Examination Rules)
Students with Norwegian as a second language, do not need to attach any documentation. If you have problems submitting your application, you can attach an empty document.
Corona related issues:
Those who can't sit the exam on campus due to corona related issues, because they are in a risk group, can apply for a new form of examination. This must be documented with a doctors note.
Note: You need to present an application for a special examination arrangement for every ordinary examination period.
However, candidates with chronic conditions may be exempted from applying every semester.
If you have been granted a special examination arrangement for a longer period of time, you are responsible for contacting the examination office if you plan to remain a student beyond the date specified in the letter granting you the special examination arrangement. You will receive the answer to your application by e-mail to your student e-mail address.
If the need for a special examination arrangement should arise after the deadline, please contact the Examination Office.
Examples of special examination arrangements
Extended time on examination
New form of examination. Expecially for students in the risk group
Postponed deadline on assignments
Your own exam room, or a smaller room
Dictionary for foreign speaking students
Possibilities for extended time on examination, for students with Norwegian as second language, the first year of study
Special examination arrangements with digital examination
If you would prefer not to use a computer for your digital examination, you may apply to write by hand using pen and paper, instead of a computer. Please, use the application form here on this page.
If you have been granted the use of a computer with spell check software, as a special examination arrangement, you will need to take your examination in one of UIA’s computer labs regardless of whether your examination is digital or not.
However, if you have been granted the use of a computer without spell check software, you will be placed in a computer lab only if the examination is a “pen and paper examination”. For digital examinations, you need to bring your own laptop like all the other students. (if you for special reasons need to sit in a computer lab also when the examination is digital, please contact the Examination Office)
If I have two exams on the same day - what do I do?
You have two options:
You may apply for a valid excuse for absence for one of the examinations provided that you have passed all the pre-requisites required to take the examination. A valid excuse for absence does not count as an attempt and you may register for the postponed examination that takes place the following semester
You may apply to have both examinations on the same day. This can be granted if it's practically possible to achieve
Reservations: If one or both examinations are converted to home examinations, due to corona related issues, it's no longer possible to arrange two exams on the same day.
The application deadline is 4 weeks before the examination. Please use our online application form on this webpage.
Students with norwegian as second language
If you have Norwegian as second language, it's possible to apply for extra time the first two semesters at the University.
Candidates who have finished Norwegian Upper secondary school, and candidates with Norwegian citizenship, will be treated as Norwegian native speakers.
I addition to extra time, you can also bring a dictionary. The exceptions are some language exams.