At university level there are several types of examinations where you are asked to show that you have the knowledge needed to pass the course. Courses might include written examinations, home examinations, oral examinations, laboratory sessions or seminars. You can read more about which examination types will be used in a specific course in the course syllabus.

Exam registration

Here you can find all upcoming registration periods for exams and how to register.

Registration periods autumn semester 2023

  • Exams during week 39: 3 September – 17 September
  • Exams during week 40: 10 September – 24 September
  • Exams during week 43: 1 October – 15 October
  • Exams during week 44: 8 October – 22 October
  • Exams during week 45: 15 October – 29 October
  • Exams during week 46: 22 October – 5 November
  • Exams during week 47: 29 October – 12 November
  • Exams during week 48: 5 November – 19 November
  • Exams during week 49: 12 November – 26 November
  • Exams during week 50: 19 November – 3 December
  • Exams during week 1-2: 6 December – 20 December (attn. new dates)
  • Exams during week 3: 24 December – 7 January

Things to know before, during and after an exam

In the video below, the University staff will help guide you through some of the most important parts before, during and after an exam.

Exam regulations

There are certain regulations you need to follow in connection to taking an exam. Please read below information carefully to ensure you are prepared prior to your exam.

Regulations for written exams

Before the exam

  • Bring your passport or ID-card (access cards or UT-cards are not valid IDs). Without a valid ID you are not allowed to take your exam.
  • Bring your code on a piece of paper (you can find the code when you register in Student Ladok).
  • Also bring a pencil, eraser, ink pen and other approved aids for the exam. If you are uncertain what aids are permitted in the exam room, ask your teacher.
  • Notes, tablets, mobile phones, smart watches and other technical devices are not allowed at your allotted desk. Suspected cheating will be reported immediately.
    Cheating and plagiarism
  • Writing paper, alcogel and disposable gloves will be available in the exam room.
  • You are allowed to bring food and beverages and eat during the exam.
  • Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare, preferably 30 minutes before the exam starts. About 10 minutes before the exam starts, information is given.
  • If you arrive later than 30 minutes after the exam has started you will not be allowed in.

During the exam

  1. Keep your distance from others inside and outside the hall.
  2. Have your ID and code ready when entering the exam room.
  3. If you bring a mobile phone, switch it off, put it in your bag or jacket and hang it in the designated place.
  4. It is not permitted to choose your own seat. Go to the designated / presented place in the exam room. Put your ID and code clearly visible on the bench.
  5. It is not permitted to talk to other students during the exam.
  6. You find the exam in the upside-down exam cover on the desk. The cover with the exam may only be turned over when the invigilator announces that it is allowed. Opening the exam cover in advance is considered cheating and will be reported.
  7. Write your exam.
  8. Let the invigilators know if you need to contact a teacher or go to the toilet. You may not leave the room until 40 minutes after the exam has started at the earliest, even for visits to the bathroom.
  9. Bring your exam and everything else from the desk to avoid unnecessary walking in the room. To avoid queuing when the exams are handed in, students must proceed one at a time.
  10. Place your exam and ID in the designated place and take a step back while the invigilator checks your submitted material.
  11. Leave the exam room and continue to keep distance from others.

After the exam

  1. When your teacher has graded your exam, you will receive the result in Student Ladok.
  2. A few days after you have received the result and your exam is in the “Exams available for collection-list”, you can collect your exam at Service Center or contact us via Helpdesk to have your written exam scanned and e-mailed to you.
    Exams available for collection

Proving your identity during digital exams

You must present proof of identity in connection with the exam if:

  • it is necessary to ensure the examination is legally secure (which an examiner can assume that it is at an examination)
  • it can be done so that other students or participants do not see your ID
  • it can be performed without being recorded

Proof of identity in a digital examination can be done by:

  • The examiner or exam supervisor taking each individual student who participates in the exam in an individual digital room (so-called "Breakout rooms") where the student shows his / her ID to the camera and is then ticked off in the list of registered students
  • Such identification can be completed either before the examination starts, or during the examination.

Anonymous written exams

All written exams are anonymous for all students at Halmstad University. Examinations via the learning platform Blackboard cannot be conducted anonymously.

Grades and results

On this page you can learn more about the various grading scales being used and get more information on where and when to receive your results.

Credit system

Sweden has a system of credits (högskolepoäng); a normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 credits. Halmstad University do not use ECTS credits, but the system is compatible with ECTS credits.

Grading system

There is no national grading system in Sweden. Higher education institutions may determine which grading system is to be used. No overall grade is awarded for a degree and students are not ranked. For example, Grade Point Average (GPA) and other ranking systems are not used in Sweden.

At Halmstad University, one of the following grading scales may be used:

  • Pass or Fail
  • Pass with Distinction (VG), Pass (G), Fail (U)
  • Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail (U)
  • Criterion-referenced grading scale - Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient (F)

(All of the above grades are in descending order)

The course syllabus clearly states which grading scale will be used. Translation or conversion to other than the grading scale stated in the syllabus is not made.

Retake exam

If you have failed an exam, you have the right to take the exam again at a later date. This is known as a retake. You may not retake an exam which you have already passed.

Courses have three exam dates in total – one regular exam and two retakes. Your first retake is at least two weeks after you have received the results from the first, regular exam. You will also need to register for retakes in Student Ladok.

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If two retakes are not enough

If you need more than two retakes, you will have the opportunity to take the exam the next time the course is run. This applies irrespective of whether or not you have attended all three exams scheduled on the course. If you are to retake your exam the next time the course is run, you must also be prepared for the eventuality that the course syllabus and course content have changed.

If there are special reasons to schedule an additional (fourth) exam under the same course, the examiner has the right to do so. If you have been failed twice in an examination for a course or course sub-component you have the right to have a new examiner appointed unless there are specific reasons otherwise (Chapter 6 paragraph 22, Higher Education Ordinance). That kind of request should be made to the Head of the School concerned.

Practice exams

You can find practice exams through on ”My page” here on the student web. Which practice exams you have access to depends on what courses you are taking. 

Double written exams

If you want to write two written exams at the same time, written permission from the examiners is required.

Exams available for collection

You can collect your graded exams and other examination assignments at Service Center, three business days at the earliest after the teacher has registered your grade in Student Ladok. Remember to bring a valid ID, please note that your residence permit is not enough – you need to bring your passport.

The University archives exams for two years, but we are thankful if you pick up your exam when you have the possibility, so that it does not need to be stored at Service Center. You must bring a valid personal ID to be able to pick up your exam.

If you intend to request a review of the results, for example if you are very close to another grade, you should not retrieve the original physical copy of the examination assignment, as you will loose the possibility of reassessment of your grade. It is not allowed to change the stated answers or the examiner's assessment in the collected exam.

If you want to discuss the grading with your teacher, you can ask Service Center for a scanned copy of your exams sent to you via email, or take a photo of your exam in Service Center.

Exams older than three months have been removed from the list but can be retrieved from Service Center for up to two years after the exam date.

These exams are available for collection


Course code




October 27


Computer Systems Administration


Wagner Ourique de Morais

October 27


Introduction to Digital Forensics


Mohamed Eldefrawy

October 26


Biometric Recognition


Fernando Alonso-Fernandez

October 26


Aquatic Ecosystems


Martin Lind

October 26


Scientific Methods and Academic Writing


Heidi Norrström

October 25


Networks for Embedded System


Mohamed Eldefrawy

October 24


Real-time Embedded Systems


Mahdi Fazeli

October 24


Energy Efficiency and Moisture Control in Buildings


Mohsen Soleimani Mohseni

October 23


Python – a gateway to Machine Learning


Veronica Gaspes

Exam in another location

Students might be able to take an exam in another city or a country outside of Sweden, if special conditions prevail.

If you're an international student and are required to retake an exam or assignment in order to complete your course you can apply to do so in another location. This is also applicable if you're required to spend a period abroad as part of your course (or you're on an approved student exchange), and the exam period falls during your time abroad.

Regulations regarding taking exams in another location

  • Your application must be submitted before the registration period for the exam ends.
  • You must register for the exam in Student Ladok within the exam registration period.
  • If a student is allowed to sit an exam in another city or country, it must be done at a university, college, consulate or embassy.
  • The exam must be be taken at the same date and time as the exam will be taken at Halmstad University.

Exam registration periods

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