New/deferred exams

Sick during the exam? Or failed an exam?

Access to new and deferred exams

  • If you have a valid reason for absence during an ordinary exam, you have the right to a postponed exam. Illness, funerals, or concurrent examination dates at MF normally count as valid reasons for absence. However, you must provide documentation for that to apply. See Illness and absence.
  • If you fail a regular exam, or withdraw during a written exam or a home exam, you have the right to another attempt, as stated in the Regulations for exams §6, unless otherwise specified in the course description for that subject. Please note that it is not possible to withdraw during an examination if the exam form is submission of an essay or a portfolio.
  • If due to studies abroad, or deferred internship, you have not been able to attend the regular exam, you will be given access to the deferred exam by applying to
  • If you do not show up for the exam, you will not be entitled to a new examination.
  • If you do not complete, or pass, the new or deferred exam, you are not entitled to take the course again until the next ordinary exam. This also applies to students that have a valid reason for absence for new or deferred exams.
  • In order to improve grades on a course in which you already have passed, you have to subscribe for the next ordinary exam. Note that this will cost additional NOK 1500,- 

PS: At new/deferred written exams or home exams candidates will be given a new exam question to answer. If you have failed an exam with essay or portfolio submission at the ordinary exam you can submit a revised version for the new exam. In these cases you do not have to write an entirely new essay or portfolio.


How to register for new/deferred exams

You must sign up for new/deferred exams on StudentWeb. You cannot register before the exam result is announced in StudentWeb. This is also the case if you have a valid reason of absence from the exam.

  • Log on to Studentweb and choose the tab «Results».
  • Click the button «Resit course» to the right of the relevant course. A new window opens.
  • Step 1 Classes, click the button «Do not wish to sign up for class» (seeing as you are only taking the exam).
  • Step 2 Exam, Choose the exam in question from the list (06/12 kont).
  • Click the button «Finalize».

It is also possible to register through the tab «My active courses». Choose the right course from the list or by looking it up in the search field.

If you have problems registering, you must contact the exam office ( within the registration deadline.


New/deferred exams spring semester 2019 (August 2019)

  • The deadline for signing up for new and deferred exams is Sunday, August 4th.
  • Written exams are arranged between August 12th and August 19th.
  • Home exams are arranged between August 12th and August 26th.
  • The submission deadline of individual written assignments will be August 19th before 12.00 pm (noon).
  • Dates for oral exams will be announced consecutively after the ordinary exam.

Exact exam dates will be made available in the course catalogue.