Explanations and appeals
You can ask for an explanation of your grades. You can also make an appeal about your grades or a complaint based on formal examination errors.
You have the right to be given an explanation of your grades and to submit an appeal about your grades. You cannot submit an appeal about oral or practical examinations, since the performance is not documented for future purposes. Preliminary examinations may only be challenged if the examination was not passed. See the description of the grading system.
You have the right to complain about formal examination errors. Formal errors can occur, e.g., in the examination question papers, in conducting the examination or during grading.
How to ask for an explanation or to submit an appeal?
You will find more information about how to ask for an explanation of your grade, submit an appeal about your grades or complain about formal examination errors at your faculty:
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Sosial Sciences:
- Faculty of Educational Sciences
Contact the faculty's studies information centre if your faculty or department does not have its own information about explanations of grades, appeal about grades and complaints about formal examination errors.
Explanation of your grade: If it is an oral or practical examination, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade. If it is a written examination, the deadline is one week after the grade is published.
Appeal about grades: Three weeks after the grade was published. If you have asked for an explanation of your grade, or made a complaint based on formal examination errors, the appeal deadline runs from the date you have received the explanation or an answer to your complaint.
Complaints about formal examination errors: Three weeks after you know or should have known about the condition on which the complaint is based. If you have previously asked for an explanation of grades or submitted an appeal about grades, the deadline for complaints about formal errors is extended until after you have received the explanation or the appeal about grades has been settled.