Illness and absence

There are certain valid reasons for absence during exams, when duly documented

Illness, funerals, or concurrent examination dates at MF normally count as valid reasons for absence. Other reasons for absence are only valid in certain circumstances. Valid absences, when duly documented, will not count as one of the three exams attempts, and it will give you the opportunity to sign up for the deferred exam.

If you fall ill before or during the exam, the absence must be documented with a doctor’s note, which must be dated no later than the date of the exam.

  • If you fall ill before the exam, contact the doctor if you think the illness will last until the exam and deliver the doctors note to the examination office.
  • If you fall ill during the school exam, contact the exam inspectors in the exam location. You must not submit your exam paper, as this will then count as an exam attempt. Contact a doctor the same day and deliver the doctors note to the examination office as soon as possible.
  • If you fall ill during a home examination or before exam submissions, you may in certain circumstances, be granted an extension to the submission deadline. Consult a doctor for a doctor’s note and contact the examination office.

Doctor’s notes must give information of:
a) Your inability to conduct the exams at MF because of illness/sudden illness
b) The time period/date the note applies for
c) The course code the note applies for
​d) The doctor’s signature and stamp

Doctor’s notes must be postmarked or delivered no later than 3 days after the first exam it applies for. You may deliver the doctor’s note in the student reception in the 3rd floor at MF or mail it to the following address:

Det teologiske menighetsfakultet
Postboks 5144 Majorstuen
0302 OSLO


Death or the funeral of a close family member must be documented in order to be accepted as legitimate absence from exams. The same applies in case of extended deadline for course requirements. Examples of documentation are a death certificate (officially translated into English), an obituary or equivalent documentation which states close family relationship to the deceased.

Concurrent exams
If you have concurrent exams at MF, please contact the examination office: