Special examination arrangements

Special examination arrangements

The deadline for applying for special examination arrangements is 1 September for the autumn semester and 1 February for the spring semester. We want you to send the form and documentation by e-mail from your NHH address to ensure encrypted communication.

Special arrangement due to seasonal allergies will the spring of 2019 only be accepted as acute applications. Read more below.

This is an unofficial translation from the Norwegian version of the Supplementary regulations for the Regulations for the full-time studies and is provided for information purposes only. Authenticity remains with the Norwegian version. In the event of any inconsistency, the Norwegian version shall prevail.

A student with disabilities who have difficulties in an examination setting may apply for special examination arrangements to overcome the disadvantages of the disability.

You may apply due to both temporary and chronic conditions.

Special examination arrangements will be granted for all written school examinations and individual take-home examinations lasting 12 hours or less.

Documentation must be issued by a doctor or other expert (e.g. speech therapist, psychologist etc.). The documentation must specify the necessary arrangements you need to be assessed equally. It must be signed and stamped by the doctor or expert, and not be of an older date. An exeption from this rule is reports from Speech-Language Pathologists.

If the validity of the medical certificate is not specified, the arrangement will only be granted for the current semester.

If a diagnosis occurs or worsens after the deadline and consequently the need for facilitation occurs, the student must apply for urgent facilitation as soon as possible. The documentation must be current.

We may accommodate with:

  • Extra examination time, resting time and time for breast-feeding
    • 10 minutes per hour, maximum one hour in total
  • Separate or smaller examination room
  • Use of computer or other aids
  • Writing on paper on a digital examination
  • Writing assistance or other practical help
  • Larger font in the examination question paper
  • Audio file or reading assistance
  • Alternative forms of assessment

Students who, due to dyslexia, have been granted PC as special arrangements, will still be offered to write in Word. If one wishes to use WISEflow, please contact Section for Exams.

Students who apply for arrangements that are not listed above must explain their need in their application. If we have not offered the arrangement previously, the Office of Student and Academic Affairs must assess whether it is reasonable and feasible.

New examination arrangements or very comprehensive arrangements cannot be processed if the application is submitted after regular deadlines.

A student must submit a new application form upon transition to the master´s programme. In case of a documented chronic condition in the original application, the student does not need to provide new documentation.

If you have seperate room or reading/writing assistance you must notify the Office of Student and Academic Affairs (exams@nhh.no) as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an examination.

Students with dyscalculia, dyslexia or other reading or comprehending difficulties may, on request, add a confirmation of the diagnosis in their answer paper.

Excempted from the application deadline is seasonal allergies in the spring semester.

  • Application due to seasonal allergies are only assessed as an acute illness.
  • The documentation must be dated one week before the first examination, and must be submitted at the lates two working days before the examination.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the special arrangements will be granted as resting time outside the examination hall.

Students who are on exchange and need special arrangments for teaching and/or assessment, have the responsibility to report such need to the host institution. The guidelines, deadlines and offerings of the host institution must be followed.

The information on this page is taken from the Regulations for Full-time Studies Section 4-6 Assessment, deadline for withdrawal and application for adaptation.

You can also read our Supplementary regulations to the Regulations for Full-time Studies Chapter 4-6 (PDF - at this time only available in Norwegian).

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+47 55 95 95 00

All documentation must:

  • be dated in close proximity to the application
  • specify duration of validity
  • specify the need
  • be signed and stamped by the physician
  • If you submit electronic documentation we may request the original document as prerequisite to grant the application.