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Information about examination

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Registration and Withdrawal

Registration for and withdrawal from an exam

How do register for my exams? How do I withdraw from an exam? In this section you will find the answers to this as well as other relevant questions.

Ordinary exams

You register for ordinary exams in the StudentWeb at the same time as you do the semester registration. Deadline to register: Autumn: September 1st Spring: February 1st After the deadline you need to apply to be registered. You apply through the Digital Student Service Desk.

Re-sit/deferred exams

Deadline to register: August 1st for re-sit exams after the spring semester January 20th for re-sit exams after the autumn semester. If the exam has been held outside the ordinary exam period the deadline for registering is three weeks after the grading is available. Students are themselves responsible for registering for re-sit/deferred exams on the StudentWeb. How to register: 1. Click on ''Results'' in the top menu 2. Find the course you want to re-sit 3. Choose to register If the exam consists of several parts and you are only taking one of these, you must first register for all the parts, and then withdraw from the ones you are not taking. To withdraw you click on the '' Active Courses '', find the course in question and click on the red cross next to the part you do not want to take. When you re-sit for an exam the best grade will be valid. For questions contact the department administration or

The right to trial

Students who are admitted to a defined course of study at the university are entitled to register for the exams for the particular courses. Your education plan contains a list of the courses included. In order to sit for the exam you must have a valid admission and a right to study. You can register for re-sit exams when the grading for a course is available. The exam results will be announced on the StudentWeb no later than 3 weeks after the exam. You can register for the new / postponed exams as soon as your grade is published on the StudentWeb.

The following students do not have a the right to sit for an exam:

• Students on leave

• Students who have completed the study program

• Students who are barred due to cheating

• Students who have not completed semester registration and / or student payment within specified deadlines

• Students who have used up the number of attempts

Number of attempts

A student has the right to sit for an exam in the same course three times. For supervised practice it is only possible to present yourself twice. Note that new / postponed exams also count as an attempt.

Improving exam results

Students who have previously taken and passed an exam but want to improve their result must register for the ordinary exam next time the course is offered.

If you no longer have the right to study at UiS you must reapply for admission. Read more about admission on the admission pages.

Withdrawal before an examination

The deadline to withdraw from exams held in the ordinary exam period is at least 14 days prior to the exam date. For resit/deferred exams the deadline is 7 days before exam date.

If you withdraw within these deadlines the exam registration will not be registered as an attempt at taking the exam. Oral notification of a withdrawal is not valid. If a candidate who has registered for an exam withdraws after the stipulated deadline or does not attend the exam without valid reason, it is considered as an attempt.

If you withdraw before an ordinary exam you are not entitled  to sit for the resit/deferred exam.

Students can withdraw from the submission of a bachelor or master's thesis within April 1st for the spring semester and within November 1st for the autumn semester.

How to withdraw

Go to Registrations on the StudentWeb -  and click on the red cross behind the current registration. The red cross will disappear once the deadline has expired.

For questions contact the administration at your department or

Withdrawal during an exam

You can withdraw during an examination. This will be registered as an attempt.

If you wish to withdraw during an exam please do as follows:

1. Digital school exam: Meet up in the exam room at the assigned time. Log on to Inspera. Select "deliver blank". Raise your hand in order for the exam supervisor to check that you have signed the protocol. You may leave the exam after 30 minutes have passed. You have to wait until 30 minutes have passed until you can leave, since other candidates may appear at the exam up until 30 minutes after the exam has started.

 2. Regular school exam: Meet up in exam room at the assigned time. You will be handed the exam papers. Write " I withdraw" on a sheet of paper. Raise your hand in order for exam supervisor to check that you have signed the protocol. You may leave the exam after 30 minutes have passed.

3. For home exams you log on to Inspera and select "deliver blank" (same as above).

If you withdraw during an exam you are entitled to register for the resit/deferred exam. You register on the StudentWeb within 01.August/20th January. If you withdraw during a re-sit/deferred exam you must register on the StudentWeb for the next ordinary exam within 01.September/ 01. February.

For questions contact the administration at your department or

Examination schedule

Examination schedule

The examination schedule provides an overview of all ordinary school exams to be held in the current semester.

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Examination schedule for ordinary exams autumn 2021

The exam dates for ordinary written exams are available in the StudentWeb. Important information such as location, point in time and candidate number will be announced in the StudentWeb no later than one week before the exam. 

Please note that UiS is allowed to change the exam date up until 3 weeks before the exam. Students are responsible for keeping themselves updated. Please check the StudentWeb regularly for updates.


Home exams, assignments and oral exams

Examination dates for home exams and oral exams will be announced in the StudentWeb when they are determined.

Contact the administration at your department or faculty if you have any questions regarding home exams and oral exams.

additional needs

Special examination arrangements

If you have a disability, a health problem or reading and writing disabilities that entails significant inconvenience during an exam, you may apply for special examination arrangements.

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You may also apply for bilingual dictionary if Norwegian is not your mother tongue.

Read more here.

Exam implementation

Absence during examination

What to do if you are sick or prevented from attending an exam

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Valid absence include illness or other compelling reasons for absence. This must be documented in the form of a medical certificate or other evidence of valid absence and delivered no later than five working days after the exam. Use the Digital Student Service Desk to send the application and documentation.

This type of absence will not be counted as an attempt.

Valid absence at the ordinary exam entitles you to register for re-sit exam.

If you are absent from a re-sit/deferred exam, you must register for the next ordinary exam.

Valid absence spring 2022 related to Covid-19

In the following cases you cannot meet for exams at campus (school exams and oral exams):

  • You feel sick and show symptoms of cold, fever or have similar respiratory symptoms
  • You are tested for Covid-19 and are waiting for the test-result, or have tested positive
  • You are in quarantine

If the symptoms are vague, and you don't feel sick, you can meet for the exam. If you meet for a school exam feeling sick and with respiratory symptoms you risk being sent home.

In all of the cases mentioned above you are entitled to valid absence, also if you are sent home from the exam. To obtain valid absence you need to apply for it. You must apply no later than 5 working days after the exam.  You apply using the Digital Student Service Desk.


A medical certificate or a self-certification of absence must be attached to the application. For Spring 2022, self-certification is sufficient for cases related to Covid-19.

If you have allergies which cause respiratory symptoms you may notify the examination office 2 weeks before the exam at We will inform the invigilators.

Please show respect for your fellow students, the invigilators and employees at the university and do not show up for school exams if the symptoms are related to something else than allergies.

No show

If you do not attend the exam at the appointed time, or do not submit an exam paper (home exam, portfolio assessment, etc.) by the deadline, you will be registered as '‘no show'’.

This will be regarded as an attempt, and does not entitle you to register for the re-sit/deferred exam.

digital exam

Digital Exams for students

Use and implementation of digital exams in Inspera Assessment.

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Inspera Assessment is a service that covers many of the requirements of digital implementation of examinations in higher education. You can read more about Inspera Assessment here. (Opens in new window)

Students log in here: (opens in new window)

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Use your standard UiS username and password (the same as for Canvas). This password must be renewed every year. Check that the username and password works well in advance before the digital examination. If you are able to log on to Canvas, everything is all right.

If you experience problems logging on to Canvas or Inspera it is possible that your password has expired and must be changed. To change your password go to Select "Forgot password" and follow the steps as directed to reset your password

You may log on to at any time to take demo exams. It is recommended that you do so before you take the exam to become familiar with the different options you have.

Usually you must bring your own computer to the exam. We call this ''Bring Your Own Device'' (BYOD), but it may occur that you are placed in a computer room where you will use the university's computers.

If you are to bring your own computer it is important that you read the information below.

Please note that when you are no longer a student at the University of Stavanger, you will not be able to access your exam archive in INSPERA. Therefore, remember to download / copy exams that you wish to keep.

Examinations using your own computer (BYOD)

This must be a laptop with either Windows or MacOS. In addition to the computer, you will need to bring a charger. Chromebook is currently not supported at the UiS.

You will receive information via the StudentWeb or e-mail well in advance if you need to bring your own computer to an exam. If you show up at an exam without a computer and without having applied for (and received approval) to borrow one, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

Check list

You must have access to the internet during exams. How to connect your computer to the wireless network at the University of Stavanger is described here. (Opens in new window)

You must install Safe Exam Browser (SEB) if you are going to use your own computer. This program closes access resources on your computer during the exam. You can download SEB on the Inspera assessment website.

To test installation of SEB you can visit and log on with your FEIDE user to conduct a demo test "Demonstration with secure browser." Enter the code uis123 when prompted.

Do you have an old version of SEB installed? Be sure to uninstall SEB first, then install the new version.

Check here to see if your browser and operating system is supported by Inspera (continually updated).

Please note that Chromebook is not supported at the UiS.

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Examination day

Attendance, exam execution and submission for digital exams.

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On the exam day we recommend that you meet 30 minutes before the exam starts. Bring a power cable / charger if you are using your own computer.

Log on to your computer. Start a web browser (Not Safe exam browser - SEB), visit and sign in with your FEIDE user. You find the exam under "My exams”.

If Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is activated, you should close the applications running on your computer before you start the exam. Start the exam in SEB from Inspera as soon as you are ready. You will receive a pin code from the exam invigilator. Either it will be written on the board or you will receive it on a sheet of paper.

Exam execution

When the exam starts the test will automatically become available. On the top right of the screen you will see a clock that counts down to the deadline for submission.


Submit your answer by clicking on ‘Submit exam’ on the last page. A menu will appear where you must confirm that you want to submit, deliver blank or return to the exam. After the examination is finished, you will normally get access to see your submission by going into Your submission will be stored under ''Archives''. If you wish to save your submission, it is recommended that you store it on your computer or that you print it out.

Read more about examination regulations here.

Digital exam

Home exams

Everything you need to know about home exams

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Home exams most often use file uploads and is handed in via Inspera or Canvas. When using Inspera you write your answer in the program you prefer, and upload the final file with the answer in to Inspera. If no other information is given, submissions should be uploaded as a PDF document. To ensure anonymity when uploading files, you must remove personal information before saving the document as a PDF file.

Use your regular browser when submitting a paper. No additional installations are required. After you have uploaded the file, you can open it from Inspera to check that everything is all right. After you have submitted your exam, you will no longer have access to view the submission, but it will be available in the archive in Inspera after the deadline of submission has passed.

For the majority of exams in Inspera, your paper will be handed in automatically when the deadline for submission has passed. This means that the last file you uploaded will be handed in.

You may want to take a demo exam first, to ensure that you have understood how everything works, and to check that your computer is working properly.

To take a demo of a take-home exam please visit and log in by using FEIDE.

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Scantron exam

Scantron is a partially digital exam where parts of the exam are written by hand and scanned into Inspera.

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Scantron is the scanner that is used to scan your exam. When you have a scantron exam you will be given out special paper to use during the exam. After the exam, these handwritten papers are scanned into the digital exam system, Inspera.

Instructions on how to have a scantron exam, as well as the scantron papers will be handed out by the invigilator on the day of your exam.

Each exam question has a unique code in the lower right corner in Inspera. You need to enter this code in the table in the top left corner of the scantron sheet. You may use black or blue ink to mark the unique code. DO NOT use a pencil or a colored pen for this and don't leave any of the columns empty.

It is only possible to have one exam question on each sheet. You may use several sheets for one task, but you may never have more than one exam question on each sheet.

External Exams

How to apply to take an exam outside UiS

Procedure of how to apply to sit for an exam elsewhere than the University of Stavanger


Primarily the insitutions approved to arrange external exams for students with UiS are other universities and colleges in Norway. In special circumstances secondary schools can be approved to arrange the exam. Outside of Norway only embassies and consulates are approved to arrange UiS exams. You need to apply no later than six weeks before the exam.

Students are required to pay a fee for this service. To get this information, contact the institution where you are planning to sit for the exam. In addition, there is an administrative fee to the Univeristy of Stavanger:

For exams in Norway: 1500,- NOK

For exams outside of Norway: 2000,- NOK

If you require to sit for your exam outside of the university you need to fill in the application in the Digital Student Service Desk.

 If you have any questions, please contact Oddveig Hansen at 


When do I get my exam results?

Grading, grading system, transcript and diploma.

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The exam results will be announced on the Studentweb no later than three weeks from the exam date.

If the three week deadline falls on a saturday, sunday or a public holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day.

The grading deadline for bachelor assignments, projects or seminar papers for more than 15 credits is 6 weeks after the submission date.

For assignments that have a scope of 30 credits or more, the deadline is 12 weeks after the submission date.

Grading system

Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate exams are awarded according to a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some exams.

SymbolDescriptionGeneral, qualitative description of valuation criteria
AExcellentAn excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
BVery goodA very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.
CGoodA good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.
DSatisfactoryA satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
ESufficientA performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
FFailA performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.

Transcript and diploma


Students who complete their studies on time will automatically receive a diploma. It will be sent to the home address that is registered in the StudentWeb. If you have been on student exchange, taken courses or studies at other institutions or have not completed your studies on time, you must order a diploma.

Diploma Supplement

All graduates of the University of Stavanger will upon graduation automatically and free of charge receive a diploma, a transcript of records and a diploma supplement. The diploma supplement will be issued in English and is only valid when present with the diploma itself. The intention of the diploma supplement is to give information about the study programme and degree and thus create greater transparency for international purposes.

For further information on the history, goals and implementation of the diploma supplement in Norway, please check the additional information from NOKUT. You may also check the information from the European Commission.


You can download a transcript of records with a digital signature from the Studentweb. Log on to the StudentWeb with your 11-digit ID and PIN or your Feide-user. Go to “Orders” → “Transcript of records with digital signature”. Click on "Order". The transcript of records is ready to download from Documents approximately 10 minutes after you have placed your order.

The University of Stavanger will only print your Transcript of Academic Records on request. If you need a transcript on paper, you can contact the student reception in the Arne Rettedal building on campus, or send an e-mail to

If  your home university requires that the transcript is sent directly to their Registrar Office etc, you can make the request to Please state your name, student number and address of the recipient.

If you have recently completed an exam, you should await ordering the transcript until your exam results have been announced (in the StudentWeb).

When ordering a transcript of records in English, an explanatory text of the credit and grading system will be included.


Justification of grade

Would you like to apply for a justification of a grade?

For oral exams or assessment of practical skills, a demand for such a justification must be submitted immediately after the grade has been communicated to the examinee. For other assessment, the demand for justification must be submitted within one week after the grade was announced to the examinee.

To request a justification for a grade log on to the StudentWeb under ''Results'' or ''More''. 

The justification will normally be available for you in the StudentWeb within 2 weeks. You will receive an e-mail when the justification is available. Contact the administration at your faculty or department for questions concerning justification.


Appeal against grade

Would you like to appeal against a grade?

The appeal must be submitted in writing within three weeks after the announcement of the exam result. If a claim for justification of the grade has been raised, the time limit for appeals will run from the date when the justification is announced to the student.

The complaint will result in one of the following three outcomes:

  • The same grade
  • A worse grade
  • A better grade

The paper will be graded by two new examiners where at least one of them is an external examiner.

How to complain:

To appeal against a grade you log on to the StudentWeb under ''Results'' or ''More''.


The deadline is 3 weeks after the announcement of the exam result.

When do I get an answer?

The deadline for grading in the event of a complaint is usually four weeks. You will be notified if the process is delayed. You will get an e-mail when the result is ready and you will see the new grade in the StudentWeb. It is important to remember that the grading after a complaint is final, and it is not possible to withdraw a complaint once the grading is announced.

Important information if you have failed the exam

If you have failed the ordinary exam and made an appeal against the grade you still need to register for the re-sit/deffered exam within the registration deadline. If you pass the exam after the appeal, the administration at your faculty/department will withdraw you from the re-sit exam. If you fail the exam after the appeal (the grade F), you must register for the re-sit exam yourself. You register on the StudentWeb. If the deadline for registration has passed, the department/faculty will register you for the re-sit exam.

For questions, contact the administration at your faculty or department.

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Re-sit and deferred exams

A re-sit/deferred exam is an opportunity for students who have failed or been absent from an exam to retake the exam without having to wait for a whole year. You must have registered for the exam in question during the ordinary exam period in order to be eligible for the re-sit exam.

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The candidates can register for re-sit/deferred exams on the Studentweb once the exam results from the ordinary exams have been announced.


  • August 1st for re-sit/deferred exams for the spring semester
  • January 20th for re-sit/deferred exams for the autumn semester.
  • Registration for re-sit/deferred exams for exams occuring outside of the ordinary exam periods takes place via the StudentWeb as soon as the result has been announced, and no later than 3 weeks after announcement.

Examination Schedule 

Re-sit/deferred exams for the spring semester will be held in week 34-37. The exam dates will be published on the Studentweb July 31st at the latest.

Re-sit/deferred exams for the autumn term will be held in week 7-10. The exam dates will be published on the Studentweb January 31st at the latest.


The candidates must register for re-sit/deferred exams on the Studentweb

Click here for a step-by-step guide to registering for re-sit/deferred exams (pdf):


The following candidates may register for re-sit/deferred exams:

  • Candidates with a valid reason for absence during the ordinary exam. Valid reasons are illness or other circumstances beyond the candidate's control. This has to be documented by a doctor's certificate or similar documentation.
  • Candidates who failed their ordinary exam
  • Candidates who withdrew from the exam during their last ordinary exam

The following candidates do not have the right to present themselves for re-sit/deferred exams:

  • Candidates who have passed their exam
  • Candidates who have failed to present themselves for the ordinary exam without a valid, documented reason
  • Candidates who have not registered for the ordinary exam
  • Candidates who have registered, but who have withdrawn from their exam within the deadline (before the exam).

These candidates have to register for the next ordinary exam on the StudentWeb.

Extraordinary exams

Extraordinary exams

When a subject or course is no longer available, the university arranges a third and final exam in this course. The exam will be held within a year of the final ordinary exam, ref §4-1, point 2b.

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Only students with a valid reason may be granted access to take extraordinary exams. To obtain a valid reason you must have done one of the following:

  • Withdrawn during the previous ordinary exam
  • A valid doctor's notice of illness for the previous ordinary exam
  • Having failed the exam twice

List of extraordinary exams

Spring 2022

BSS220 Helse, miljø- og sikkerhetsledelse

BSS235 Organisasjonsendring

BSS270 Arbeidsrett for samfunnsfag

BØK103 Driftsregnskap og økonomistyring

Fall 2022

BRV200 Norwegian and international legal institutions

BRV230 Human Rights Law

BRV330 Legal culture and comparative law

BØK285 Financial markets and institutions

BØK310 Personal Finance

BØK350 Operation management

BØK365 Intermediate microeconomics

Spring 2023

BRV360 Labour law

Fall 2023

BRV320 Legal method II

BRV340 Company law

BRV370 Tax Law I

Spring 2024

BRV310 Contract Law II

BRV210_1 Public administrative Law II

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