Exam preparation at campus

Exams

When?

  • Where do I find the exam plan?

How?

  • How do I register for exams?
  • How will the examination take place?
  • Which aid can I bring and use during the exam?
  • What are rules and regulations for written exams?

Assessment, results and transcript

  • Where do I find my exam results?
  • Understanding the Danish grading scale 
  • How do I get my transcript of records? 

If something happens...

  • Re-tests
  • Where do I find the exam plan for re-tests and make-up exams?
  • How do I cancel an exam? 
  • What should I do, if I am sick during the exam?
  • I need special examination conditions
  • Find a short dictionary of important, exam-related words

When?

Where do I find the exam plan?

Each semester the exam administration makes a plan for the exams of the department. There are separate plans for bachelor and master courses, and it is important that you make sure to check whether you are following the courses on bachelor or master level.

Exam plans for summer exams 2019:

Exam plans for Winter exams 2019/2020:

Please notice, that you cannot plan holidays based on the exam plan, as there might be changes in deadlines and dates of release of exam questions may occur. Therefore, you have to check the exam plans regularly.

How?

How do I register for exams?

At the Department of Psychology you will automatically be registered for exams for the courses you are attending during the semester. However, it is your own responsibility to check that your exam registrations are correct. We recommend that you check your exam registrations at Self Service on KUnet at the beginning of the semester. If you are not registered correctly, please contact the International Team at Department of Psychology at international@psy.ku.dk.

How will the examination take place?

There are different examination methods at the Department of Psychology, and you will find information on the exam of a particular course in the online course catalogue.

Please read carefully the exam regulations of the curriculum for either the Bachelor programme (section 5) or the Master programme (section 5).

Take home written assignments
All Written exams in the Department of Psychology are published and submitted on the web site www.eksamen.ku.dk

You can find information about how to download the Exam set and submit your answer in the Help function at www.eksamen.ku.dk.

Oral exams
As soon as the exam responsible teacher and censor have confirmed final dates for oral exams, the dates will be announced to you. The dates will be released as early as possible after deadline for submission of the synopsis.

Date, time and place for the oral exams will be announced at Absalon. When you have been assigned to the class, you will get access to the course in Absalon.

It is not possible to request specific examination dates but it is being taken in to consideration that international students may have to go home early around the time of winter exams, due to early start of the new semester at their home universities.

Written exams at Peter Bangs Vej (Sit-in exams)
Some of the exams at the Department of Psychology are conducted at Peter Bangs Vej 36 as sit-in computer exams. Computers are provided for each student from which you receive, complete, and submit your assignment.

When doing exams at Peter Bangs Vej, it is important to remember the following:

  • Your exam number and exam hall number (may be found at Self Service on KUnet>Enrolment, courses & exams > Examination > View Registrations and Cancellations)
  • Bring your Student ID card. If you have lost your Student ID, you must bring other photo ID. Otherwise, you will not be let in.
  • Arrive at Peter Bangs Vej 36, 2000 Frederiksberg in good time. You are encouraged to be present 1 hour before the start of the exam, as you need to allow time for check-in. You need to be seated in the exam room no later than 15 minutes before the exam starts.


Open House Events at Peter Bangs Vej
You can do a trial computer exam, try out the system, and receive expert guidance. In this way you know the system before the upcoming computer exams.

Which aids can I bring and use during the exam?

You can see which aids are allowed in the online course catalogue.

When exam aids are allowed, they include written forms of aids such as books, notes, any type of written material, notes on a USB (memory) stick, and calculators. Thus, it is not allowed to bring computers, mobile phones, iPod, or other electronic equipment.

Computers are allowed only for Cognitive Psychology.

If exam aids are not allowed, dictionaries are still permitted.

What are rules and regulations for written exams?

You can find rules and regulations in the the Curricula’s Common Part for the Faculty of Social Sciences (choose “Engelsk udgave af rammestudieordningen kan findes her”).

At the Department of Psychology, you are expected to use APA (American Psychological Association) style of citation and quotation.

Assessment, results and transcript

Where do I find my exam results?

Your results will be available at Self Service on KUnet approximately 4 weeks after submission of the assignment(s).

Understanding the Danish grading scale

The Danish grading scale is related to the European ECTS scale and thus directly tranferable. You can download a description of the different grades as well as their transfer into ECTS here:

How do I get my transcript of records?

When your exam results have been registered by the departments at UCPH, International Education & Grants will send 3 hard copies of your transcript directly to the International Office at your home university. Read about the procedure and timeline under transcript of records at the website of the International Office.

You can print out an unofficial transcript on KUnet under Self-Service. You can also ask the Student Information Desk at CSS Building 5 Room 5.1.34 to print and stamp it for you. You can read more at the Faculty webside.

If something happens…

Re-tests

Students have a maximum of three attempts at each exam. Please note that the student must register for the re-test.

At the Department of Psychology, most exams are offered each semester. If an exam is not passed, the student can make another attempt at passing the exam in a following re-test. Participation in the ordinary exam is not a prerequisite. 

Contact the Examination Office at eksamen@psy.ku.dk to register for re-tests (provide them with your student ID). If you have any questions in regards to the re-examination, please contact the International Team at international@psy.ku.dk.

Re-tests are conducted:

  • Summer (as make-up for ordinary exams in May and June): August
  • Winter (as make-up for ordinary exams in December and January): February

Different exam forms may be employed for re-tests and make-up exams, e.g. 72 hours-exams rather than the ordinary week exam, a written exam rather than the ordinary multiple choice. Please see the exam plan for further information.

Where do I find the exam plan for re-tests and make-up exams?

You can find the dates of re-tests and make-up exams on the exam plan for ordinary exams. Dates for oral re-tests as well as dates for feedback will be sent to your KU-mail.

How do I cancel an exam?

If a student does not participate in an exam, the exam registration counts as an examination attempt unless the student cancels in due time or reports sick. Reporting sick requires doctor’s documentation; otherwise the student will be registered with one failed exam attempt.

Cancellations of written assignments can be made no later than 14 days before the exam commences. It is not possible to cancel exams after this date. In order to cancel an exam please contact the International Team at Department of Psychology, international@psy.ku.dk. International students must NOT unregister themselves from a course.   

What should I do, if I am sick during the exam?

If you are not able to participate in an exam due to sickness, you have to report sickness through this form on KUnet - no later than 8 a.m.  the day of the exam. Doctor’s documentation must be handed in no later than 8 days after the exam. The doctor’s documentation must contain a list of the exams covered by the documentation.

I need special examination conditions

The Study Board can offer special examination conditions to students suffering from physical or mental disabilities and in cases of other difficulties where the Study Board considers it necessary in order to grant equal terms as other students taking the exam. Applications for exemptions must be directed to the Study Board at studienaevn@psy.ku.dk. If you have any questions regarding exemptions, please contact the student advisors at studievejl@psy.ku.dk.

Find a short dictionary of important, exam-related words

You may find a dictionary of exam and study related words under the Language Guide.