Resitting an examination
In most courses, you can take the examination up to three times. For master's degree theses, special regulations apply.
If you have not passed an examination or if you would like to improve your examination result, you can usually register for the next ordinary examination. You register for exams in Studentweb.
In most courses at UiO, you can take the examination up to three times. You can not resit an examination if you have used the maximum number of examination attempts.
A master's thesis that has received the examination result "Fail" may only be resubmitted once as a new examination attempt, and then by the agreed date and in reworked form. A master's thesis that has received the examination result "Pass" cannot be resubmitted in reworked form.
The restriction on the number of examination attempts applies in total for each course. The restriction also applies in the case of new admission to the same or another study programme which incorporates the course.
If you take the same examination several times, the best grade will apply as the final grade.
If you have a strong reason, you can normally apply for an extra examination attempt. Contact the faculty's information centre for more information.
Studies with special regulations
Courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Courses at the Department of Economics
Several courses at the Department of Economics have restrictions, which prevents students from attending courses at lower levels if they have already passed specific courses at 2000, 3000 and 4000 level. It is not possible to improve grades in the courses which have restrictions.
Restrictions on resitting exams at the Department of Economics.
Clinical nutrition, Medicine, Dentistry and Dental hygiene
For the study programmes in Clinical nutrition, Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, the faculty schedules new examinations after each ordinary examination for students who have received a "Fail". All students who have received a "Fail" are automatically registered for a new examination.
Students who have not passed the examination in the last semester of the study programme in medicine are not allowed to resit the examination until the next ordinary examination.
The master's programme in Law
For examinations in the master's degree programme in Law, an examination candidate is allowed a limited number of resits of passed examinations. See regulations concerning the programme (in Norwegian only).