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Apply for special examination arrangements

If you have a disability or a health problem which may lead to a significant disadvantage in an examination situation, you may apply for special examination arrangements.

Application form

    If you are enrolled in courses at more than one faculty, you must send an application and documentation to each faculty.

    If you are unsure of which faculty or department your course belongs to, look up the course on the course page and check the bottom of the page under "Contact". You can also ask the information centre at your faculty.

    Application deadlines

    • September 1 for the autumn semester
    • February 1 for the spring semester
    • July 17 for The International Summer School

    Should you become ill or suffer an injury after the deadline, you must contact your faculty's information centre as soon as possible.

    Requirements for application and documentation

    When you apply for special adaptation you must send documentation from a doctor/consultant regarding your disability or special need in an examination situation. Forwarded documentations must be sent via the application form within 3 weeks after the application deadline. The documentation should include a recommendation for special examination arrangements.

    You can print out this form and let your doctor/consultant fill it out if you don't have a documentation already: 

    For dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia, you must submit documentation from a speech therapist / specialist.

    Examples of documentation requirements

    Problems concentrating and exam nerves
    Concentration problems and exam nerves are conditions that are not a basis for granting special examination arrangements. However, afflictions that are of a serious nature can, in certain cases, be considered a disability. To qualify for special examination arrangements, this must be documented by a doctor / consultant.

    Pollen allergies
    Pollen llergies are treated as an acute affliction / health problem. Read more about pollen allergy and examination

    Tendonitis
    In the case of a serious tendonitis affliction, extra time or use of a PC may be granted. The need for a special examination arrangement due to tendonitis must be documented. Examples of types of special examination arrangements: extra time, PC, adjustable chair, adjustable height desk, screen wall for privacy, private seating, bed for resting, etc. Please note that access to certain types of special examination arrangements such as private seating may be limited.

    Allergy and exams

    Pollen allergy usually provides no basis for granting additional examination time. Read more about pollen allergy and special examination arrangements.

    Application procedure

    The decision to grant special examination arrangements is determined by the faculty’s examination officers and is based on the student’s application, documentation from a doctor / consultant evaluations, provisions in applicable laws and directives, and may also include academic considerations.

    You have the right to appeal the faculty's decision on facilitation. The Central Appeals Committee at UiO is the appeal body in these cases.

    Questions?