Special examination arrangements

In the event of health problems and/or reduced functional ability, you may be entitled to special examination arrangements according to given criteria.

Who can apply?

You can apply for special arrangements for an examination if you have:

  • a functional impairment
  • a medical condition
  • other special needs that result in significant disadvantages in an examination situation compared with others
  • an acute injury or illness

What can you apply for?

The purpose of special examination arrangements is to compensate for a functional impairment to the greatest extent possible, without it giving the student an unreasonable advantage. 

Special arrangements that entail a reduction in the academic requirements for the individual course or study programme will not be granted.

Examples of special arrangements you can apply for:

  • extended time for the examination
  • use of a desktop PC (not applicable to digital examinations)
  • desktop with the use of Lingdys software (software for reading and writing difficulties)
  • table that can be raised and lowered and an adjustable chair

Other measures may be granted when there are particularly weighty reasons for doing so.

The university may grant special examination arrangements for the normal duration of a study programme for candidates with long-term needs for special arrangements. If you are delayed in your studies beyond the normal duration, you must apply again.

How to apply?

You can apply for special arrangements by sending an email with the necessary documentation to postmottak@nord.no.

What documentation do you need to attach?

When applying for special arrangements for an examination, you must attach documentation from a doctor or other expert. The documentation shall state which needs and special arrangements are recommended or considered necessary. 

The measures that are granted shall be sufficient, but will not always be in line with your own or your doctor's assessment. 

Application deadline

Deadline for applying for special arrangements for an examination: 

  • Autumn semester: 15 September
  • Spring semester: 1 February

In cases where the need for special arrangements has arisen after the application deadline, or there are other special reasons, applications may still be considered. In such cases, the application must be submitted without undue delay, and no later than one (1) week prior to the examination.

When to expect an answer

When the application deadline has passed, the applications will be processed on an ongoing basis according to the date when the first examination is to take place. 



Examinations and student records:


  • Bodø/Stokmarknes/Mo i Rana
    Tel: +47 75 51 71 10
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    Tel: +47 74 02 26 66
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    Tel: +47 90 68 22 71
  • Steinkjer
    Tel: +47 94 50 89 54
  • Stjørdal
    Tel: +47 74 82 37 70

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