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Examination

At KTH, different forms of examination apply in different courses. Some courses apply written exams to check that students have attained the knowledge and skill goals set for the course. In other courses students' knowledge will be tested through an assignment or project task.

About exam period P3 and re-exams

Examination during examination period P3 and re-examinations in April shall primarily be carried out with other forms of examination than written campus-based examination, for example through oral or digital examination. Information about what applies to your particular examination can be found in the course room in Canvas. Contact your examiner if you have any questions.

Extra examination opportunities must be offered

If you become ill before an on-campus examination or for other reasons are unable to attend (e.g. belong to a risk group or live with someone who has COVID-19), you must be offered an extra examination opportunity.

Extra examination opportunities

P3 re-examinations in June

If the re-examination in June is to be carried out with on-campus examination and the teacher wants to switch to a remote form of examination, you will be informed in the course room in Canvas no later than 26 April.

Examination on courses

The examination is an activity which checks how well you have fulfilled the knowledge and skills set goals for the course. The educational programme is divided into courses, and each of these courses have separate examinations. Normally, the courses are also often divided into examination parts. Everything you learn during your education will be subject to an examination. The examination will be designed so that all of the intended learning outcomes are covered.

Find intended learning outcomes for the courses in Courses Part of Programme

You will find your written exams in the Personal Menu/Services/Services for students/ Written Exams .

It is the schools that are responsible for, at each course start, providing information about the rules that apply to the course. It is also your duty as a student to know what applies and what sanctions and measures may be taken if you do not follow the rules.

Disciplinary matters

If you have compensatory support you will find information about examination with compensatory support at Funka .

Different forms of examination

There are many forms of examination, so-called examination formats. For example, the examination may be carried out through an assignment, laboratory work, oral presentation, a project task or an exam. At KTH, the most common form of examination is the written examination, but KTH strives to replace the written examination with an examination format which best tests each part of a course.

Read more about written exams at KTH

Degree project

The degree project that is the final form of examination in your programme, is a course just like any other course, with the exception that you have a supervisor that is appointed by the examinor. The supervisor will have an influence on your work and it is therefore crucial that you are able to communicate with eachother. There are no regulations for how the supervision is supposed to be carried out, but there are guidelines for the degree project containing goals and criteria for grading.

Find guidelines for degree project courses