Force majeure during a test or examination

If a student is not able to participate in the test or final examination of a course due to illness or other forms of force majeure, he/she must report this as soon as possible to the course coordinator. In case a student wants to participate in the resit examination (or an supplementary/alternative test) he/she needs to make an appointment with the academic counsellor to submit an official request to the Board of Examiners*#. The Board of Examiners decides whether or not the student is allowed an individual testing possibility. This means that the student may participate in the resit/supplementary/alternative test, unless there are other reasons why the student is not allowed to participate. The Board of Examiners will inform the course coordinator when an individual testing possibility is granted.

If the Board of Examiners has allowed an individual testing possibility, and the student gets an unsatisfactory final mark >4,0, he/she will be given the opportunity to sit a supplementary or alternative test. The student does need to submit a request to the Board of Examiners; the Board of Examiners will inform the course coordinator.

* This procedure applies in case a student is not able to participate in a test (including interim examination, presentations, oral examinations, papers etc.), final examination or resit. If a student is not able to participate in another compulsory education component of a course, he/she should contact the course coordinator. In these cases, the course coordinator will decide on the consequences.

# The formal procedure for non-participation in a test due to force majeure is described in art. 5.8 of the Education and Examination Regulations and art. 2.4 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners. See documents.