Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 DK-9100 Aalborg
Phone: +45 9940 9940
Here you can see the most common types of exemptions. The office you need to contact depends on:
|Exemption type||Send your application for exemption to:|
|Exam attempts and exam conditions||ENG, TECH, MEDICINE||HUMANITIES||SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Additional exam attempt (4th and 5th time), other special examination conditions||The study board||The study board (addressed to the head of studies)||The study board (addressed to the head of studies)|
|First year exams||ENG, TECH, MEDICINE||HUMANITIES||SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Postponement of exams that take place during the first year of a programme||The study board||The study board (addressed to the chariman of the study board)||Contact the faculty office|
|Postponement of deadlines for passing exams in the first year of a programme||The study board||The study board (addressed to the chairman of the study board)||Contact the faculty office|
|Postponement of other deadlines||ENG, TECH, MEDICINE||HUMANITIES||SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Deadline for withdrawal of exam registration||The study board||No exemption is granted||Contact the faculty office|
|Deadline for exam registration||The study board||The study board (addressed to the chairman of the study board)||Contact the faculty office|
|Deadline for handing in written assignments/papers, including Master’s theses||The study board||The study board (addressed to the chairman of the study board)||The study board|
|Exemption from the time frame that, for some programmes, is stipulated in the curriculum as the deadline for passing all programme requirements||The study board||The study board (addressed to the chairman of the study board)||Contact the faculty office|
|Other types||ENG, TECH, MEDICINE||HUMANITIES||SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Exemption to register for subjects in a Master’s programme before successfully completing a Bachelor’s programme||Write to firstname.lastname@example.org||Write to email@example.com||Write to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Exemption from termination of enrolment due to lack of participation||Contact the faculty office||Contact the faculty office||Contact the faculty office|
|Other than the above||Contact the faculty office||Contact the faculty office||Contact the faculty office|
There are three basic types of information that must always appear in an application for exemption: WHO, WHAT and WHY.
In order to process an application for exemption, it is a prerequisite that it is clearly indicated who the applicant is. Besides name (full name) you should always – to facilitate processing – provide your CPR number, study programme, semester and email address. It is also important that you send your application for exemption from your AAU Student mail, as all written communication between you and AAU must be secure.
The recipient of your exemption application generally does not know what you are applying for. To avoid doubt, it is very important that you clearly specify this information.
An exemption is a release from the normal rules and you can only be granted an exemption if there are unusual circumstances. The unusual circumstances must relate to the individual student, such as the student’s own illness or illness in the immediate family or other personal unusual circumstances which are not due to a lack of academic ability. Therefore, the application must always include an explanation of why the exemption is necessary.
The explanation you provide matters. Depending on what type of exemption you are applying for, the explanation must as a rule include information on:
Academic ability will not be taken into account when the university assesses if circumstances are extraordinary. However, it can be an advantage in relation to your continued course of studies to have a curriculum drawn up, but the university is not allowed to take it into consideration when assessing whether to grant an exemption for further examination attempts.
It is important that you elaborate your application for exemption and make sure it is specific and well-founded.
Always remember to attach documentation to the possible extent, for instance medical reports.
There are rarely specific deadlines for exemption applications. In certain cases, however, exemptions will be a prerequisite for further study and therefore you should generally always submit the application as soon as possible so you can clarify your situation at the university.
If you have doubts concerning your options or rights, feel free to contact your study secretary or faculty office.
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