Re-sit an examination

In most cases, you can re-sit an examination. See which rules apply to you.

​​​​​​​Nord University will arrange new examinations for students who received a failing grade at the last ordinary examination, or students with approved absence at the last ordinary examination. 

The new exam will normally be ​held in the following semester. Dates will be announced in Studentweb in September/January, or no later than two weeks before the exam.  The date for a supplementary examination is published in StudentWeb in the beginning of the semester, or no later than 14 days before the examination.

Who can re-sit an examination?

​Autum semester 2022:
According to the Temporary Regulation - Extraordinary Measures as a Consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. Section 7: New examinations: 
All students who qualify for an examination in the spring semester of 2022 can register for a new examination. Admission to a new examination only applies to the first attempt at an examination following the ordinary examination, and does not apply after 31 December 2022.

This does not apply to candidate’s theses, bachelor’s theses and master’s theses.​

From 1 January 2023:
According to Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations, the following students can an take a supplementary examination (re-sit): 

  1. Students who received a failing grade (F/did not pass) at the last ordinary examination
  2. Students with approved absence at the last ordinary examination
  3. Students who broke off the ordinary examination, students who want to improve their grade or students who did not sit the examination will be entitled to a new examination if it is arranged.

How to register for a supplementary examination

The student registers for a supplementary examination in Studentweb after the semester fee has been paid and within the registration deadline

  • Search for the course under Active courses. Register for exam by clicking the "Add" button.
  • Find the course in your education plan the semester you first sat the exam, and choose "Resit course". ​​

Number of examination attempts

Read more in Regulations relating to ​Studies and Examinations, S​ection 7-5.

Students can normally sit the same examination up to three (3) times. Ordinary and supplementary examinations count equally as an attempt. There are special provisions for the number of attempts at a candidate’s, bachelor's or master's thesis, or portfolio examination, cf. Section 7-​8.

Fourth attemp: If the student has used three (3) attempts, he or she must apply to the institution for a fourth and fifth attempt. Note that the number of attempts may deviate for some courses. This is described in more detail in the course description.
For example, students participating in professional practice courses have two attempts.
>> Application form for fourth attempt​ ​​

Fifth attempt: The Student Records and Examinations Office may, on the basis of application, grant permission for a fifth attempt. The fifth attempt may only be granted if, by passing the examination in the course, the candidate will complete a degree or vocational training at the university. 
>> Application by e-mail to

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