Temporary changes due to the coronavirus outbreak - academic year 2020/21

These instructions are valid in the academic year 2020/21, untill further notice.

  • Exam registration is mandatory, to allow the teacher to reach you with instructions.
  • Anonymised assessment codes will not be used.
  • It will normally be allowed to re-take an exam you have previously passed to get a higher grade (even if the exam is held digitally).
  • Most exams will be carried out digitally but some (smaller) exams can be held in a exam room. The schedule/TimeEdit will not be fully updated with this information, so you have to be observant to notices from the teacher. There can also be notices in the schedule/TimeEdit that gives more information.

Students are required to register in advance for all exams. All written invigilated examination are assessed anonymously at LTH. 

Process in brief

  1. Register for the exam in the Student Portal.
  2. Receive your anonymised assessment code by the invigilator at the exam.
  3. Write the exam. Mark every paper you submit with the anonymised assessment code at the top and a personal identifier at the bottom.

Exam registration

You must always register before an exam to ensure that there is enough space in the room and for the anonymised assessment code to be issued. A reminder is sent out via email when it is time to register for an exam period or a retake exam period. You register through the Student Portal, both for the first exam opportunity and for a retake exam.  

Remember to check that you have been properly registered by logging in to the Student Portal again. If it is stated there that you are registered you can be sure that this is the case.

If you haven’t registered in advance you may still be allow to take the exam, if there is enough places and copied exam scripts. However, you will not be anonymous - you will need to write your personal identity number and name on the exam. Remember that you must not enter the exam hall without registering in advance. You need to notify the invigilator upon arrival that you haven’t registered.

Problems with registration

Not being able to register in the Student Portal may be a result of various factors. If you are unable to self-register you may register through the department’s course administrator. 

  • You need to be registered on the course. Once you have been registered on the course you should be able to register for the exam yourself (provided that the deadline has not expired).
  • If you previously received a passing grade on the exam, but you want a retake to have a chance of a higher grade, the department’s course administrator needs to help you with the exam registration.

Anonymised assessment

After registering for an exam, you will be assigned an anonymised assessment code, replacing your name at the exam. The lecturer marking the exam only access this specific code, instead of your personal information, and thereby establish a very high level of anonymised assessment.

Only written invigilated exams are anonymous. The system is rarely used for home exams, oral exams, quizzes or written assignments. If the anonymity system is used for these purposes the course director will inform the students. The anonymity system might not be used in case you do an exam at other faculties within Lund University.

The code is given to you during the exam by the invigilator, in connection with checking your ID. The code should be written on top of every exam paper you hand in. In case anything goes wrong with the code it’s important that you also write a personal identifier at the bottom of each page (see information below).

For courses with few students where the lecturer may recognise the students’ handwriting, the level of anonymity is slightly lower.

Personal identifier

To ensure that your exam in the end can be connected to you, and in case something goes wrong with the anonymised assessment code, you will need to include a so-called personal identifier on all submitted sheets of the exam – in addition to the code.

The personal identifier is a short phrase, a code or a brief sentence of your choice. It can be anything, but not something that can reveal your identity.

During the exam

  • Present valid photo identification.
  • Always follow the instructions you are given.
  • Only use writing material (notepaper, etc.) handed out by the invigilators—never use notes or paper you have brought with you.
  • Turn off your mobile phone and other devices, and follow the invigilators instructions on where to place them.
  • Write your anonymised assessment code and a personal identifier on the exam cover sheet (in front of the invigilator) and on each sheet of the exam you are submitting. Write the anonymised assessment code at the top of the sheet and the personal identifier at the bottom.
  • The responsible lecturer is normally available during parts of the exam to answer more specific questions.
  • You may bring drinks and snacks into the exam. 

Do you need special support?

If you have been granted exam support (additional time, opportunity to sit in private etc.), you must submit a request both to the course director and through the Student Portal.

You must notify your course director of your special support request no later than two weeks before the exam. This applies even if the exam registration system allows for more time to register, in order to give us sufficient time to meet your requests. The Student Portal is generally open for requests from three to one week before the exam period starts.

Information on exam support (Lund University's website)

Result of the exam

When the result of the exam has been entered into Ladok you will receive a notification via email. You can see your result through the Student Portal.

It’s allowed for you to re-take an exam to try to improve your grade. Contact the department offering the course if you wish to register for an exam you have already passed. You do not risk lowering the former result.

Exam- and registration periods

Study year

Exam period

Exam category

Registration period


20-10-23 – 20-10-30


2020-10-05 – 2020-10-19 


21-01-04 – 21-01-16


2020-11-30 - 2020-12-14

20/21 21-03-15 – 21-03-20Exam

2021-02-22 - 2021-03-08

20/2121-04-06 – 21-04-17Re-exam2021-03-15 - 2021-03-29

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