Special examination arrangements
Rules and procedures for special examination arrangements
Rules and procedures relating to special arrangements in connection with examinations are stipulated in Regulations Relating to Studies and Examinations at OsloMet and Guidelines for Processing Applications Relating to Special Arrangements at OsloMet.
“Candidates who due to medical or other reasons need special arrangements in connection with an examination or need to apply for an alternative form of assessment, must apply within the appointed deadlines. The need for special arrangements must be documented with a medical certificate or a certificate from other relevant experts”. (cf. Regulations § 6-9)
The purpose of special arrangements is to compensate for the disadvantage the disability brings about, and at the same time ensure that the students, to the greatest possible extent, are tested on equal terms. The special arrangement shall not be so comprehensive that it will entail any advantages compared to other students.
Apply for special arrangements
This is how you apply
The deadline to apply for special arrangements has now expired. If you have an illness/injury which has occurred acutely after the deadline or for other reasons need to apply after the deadline, please contact the Examination Office for instructions.
Deadlines for applying
- Examination in the autumn semester: 15 September.
- Examination in the spring semester: 1 February.
You must have a certificate from a doctor or other expert stating which measures are being applied for and documenting your need. The documentation must contain information on the following:
- The student's full name, birth and social security number
- Signature and stamp from the doctor
- Description of illness and/or functional impairment and what limitations this entails in the exam situation
- Recommended facilitation measures
- If the condition is chronic
If you apply for special arrangements due to reading and writing difficulties, you must have a supplementary report from an expert.
Documentation from a doctor/expert is considered indicative and must be taken into account, but is not binding. The special arrangements granted will not always be the one the student has applied for. A diagnosis in itself does not provide a basis for a specific type of special arrangement.
When will you receive an answer?
You will receive a written response within 15 working days of the application deadline. You can also see the decision on Studentweb under "Upcoming events" or under "Active courses."
Different forms of special arrangements
Examples of measures
- Extended time in connection with written examinations with invigilation
- Extended time in connection with written examinations without invigilation
- Use of computer and reading and writing software
- Shielding in the exam room
The list is not complete.
Please contact your faculty for these special arrangements
Submitting an answer paper in another language than Norwegian
- You may upon application be granted to submit your answer paper in another language than Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.
Use of dictionary
- If you need a multilingual dictionary your exam, you can apply for this.
- The dictionary must be approved by your faculty.
Oral or practical examination
- Please contact your faculty for more information
Special arrangements of compulsory activities
- If you need special arrangements on assignments or other compulsory activities, please contact your faculty.
Alternative form of examination
- If you will struggle with completing an examination in its original form due to a chronic condition, you may apply for an alternative form of examination.
Do you need special arrangements for your everyday study life?
Faculty examination regulations
Also check additional information under your faculty. If you cannot find additional information for your course or your faculty, joint examination information applies.