FAQ about examinations in relation to the Coronavirus - for students

You will find answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus here. The page is updated regularly.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Changes are described in the temporary regulation - extraordinary measures as a result of the corona virus epidemic. This is valid until 30 June 2022.

​​​​​Will examinations take place where students have to be physically present on campus during the spring of 2022?


All examinations in the spring of 2022 that require physical attendance will, as long as it is academically justifiable, be changed to home examinations or other forms of assessment that do not require physical attendance.

This will be clarified in February. Stay tuned to Studentweb and Canvas for updated information that applies to your exam.

For exams earlier in the semester, this will be clarified at an earlier date. Make sure to check Studentweb and Canvas.​

> More information relating to Covid-19 from Nord University

> Check​​ the examinations pages at nord.no/en for more information.

Will take-home examinations take place as normal?

Planned take-home examinations and other submissions in Inspera will take place as normal during the spring of 2022.  

Please make sure that you have a valid password before examinations take place. You can check Inspera before examinations take place by trying the demo test. 

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Will there be changes to the form of examinations?

We rely on national and local restrictions. There may be changes to the form of written school examinations during the spring semester 2022. Information about which exams are being changed will be available in Canvas and in Studentweb. It may take some time for changes to be made in Studentweb.

Please make sure that you have a valid password before examinations take place. You can check Inspera by trying the demo test. 

What file format should the examination answer papers be delivered in?

Unless otherwise stated in the thesis, the examination answer papers shall be submitted in PDF format.
To convert a word document to PDF, you can click "Save as PDF" or "Print to PDF". You can merge two or more PDF's here: https://www.sejda.com/merge-pdf

Will the examination period be extended?

The faculties may extend deadlines by two weeks for candidate’s theses, bachelor’s theses and master's theses, including similar final assignments equivalent to a minimum of 15 credits.

The extended submission deadline will apply to all examination candidates. Individual extended deadlines will not be granted, except for students who have special examination arrangements.

You will receive information in Canvas from the faculty about which exams this applies to.

Can I apply for special arrangements if the form of examination changes?

You can apply for special arrangements regarding examinations that change in form. This is on condition that the change in form results in a changed need for special arrangements. We urge you to apply as soon as possible, within one week before the examination at the latest. 

If you have already been granted an examination extension, you will also receive an extension on home examinations. This means you do not have to reapply.

Will there be a change to the grading scale?

Most exams will have the same grading scale as before.

The grading scale may change from alphabetical grades (A-F) to pass/fail grades on certain examinations. You will receive information in Canvas from the faculty about which exams this applies to.

Delayed examination registration for exchange students

Contact your study adviser if your exchange period has been interrupted due to the situation, and if you have any questions about delayed examination registration.

What is the deadline for withdrawing from the examination?

You can withdraw from the examination no later than two days before the examination take place. Withdrawal from examinations is carried out in Studentweb.

What happens if I am ill during examinations?

We accept self-certification of absence from examinations during the spring of 2022.  

When can I expect to get my examination results?

Examination results will normally be available three weeks after the examination takes place.

If absolutely necessary, the examination results deadline may be extended by up to two weeks due to the situation caused by the coronavirus. However, this does not apply to final examinations in degree studies.

Who can register for a new examination (re-sit)?

All students who were qualified to take an examination in the autumn semester of 2021 may be granted the opportunity to take a new examination. This special opportunity to take a new examination will solely apply to the first examination attempt following the ordinary examination, and will not apply beyond 30 June 2022.

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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

When will the new examination (re-sit) take place?

The new examination will normally take place during the following semester.

Dates will be announced in Studentweb in ​January, or no later than two weeks before the exam.  

When will I receive a diploma?

Diplomas will be available at www.vitnemalsportalen.no as soon as possible. Normally, diplomas are available in the Diploma Registry within one to two weeks after the last examinations have been marked. However, due to the coronavirus situation, some delays are expected. A paper version of the diploma will be forwarded.
Temporary Regulation

Extraordinary measures as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

This regulation is valid from 1 January 2022 and will remain in effect up to and including 30 June 2022. 

Temporary Regulation relating to studies and examinations