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This applies for examination

Here you will find information about what applies for examination, like grading scale and upping.

Credits awarded

Course element and test

All courses have at least one obligatory element (modul). This may be, for example, an examination or a project. The element has a test code (e.g., TEN1 for an exam), a name and the number of credits. The sum of credits for all elements of a course must equal the total for the course.

Partial exams - "Kontrollskrivning" in Swedish (KS)

Some courses include optional partial exams. Information about partial exams and how to view results is provided in course PMs, course syllabi or given by the teacher of a specific course or examiner, in connection with studies on this course.

Final grade and final report

When you have passed all elements of a course, i.e., examinations, lab work, assignments, etc., the department responsible for the course will provide you with a final report for your studies on this course. Along with the final report you will receive a final grade for the course. Once you have received a final grade, you will find it in Ladok for students in the personal menu.

Read more about course elements for each course in Course and programme directory .

Grading scale

As the main option, KTH uses a seven-grade goal-related grading scale (A, B, C, D, E, Fx, F) for grades on first and second cycle courses, but not for degree projects. The same grading scale will be used preferentially for courses that are part of access programmes. A–E are grades corresponding to a pass, with A being the highest grade. The grade Fx indicates that the result is close to a pass for a module and that the module may be upgraded to a pass. The grade Fx cannot be used as a final grade for courses.

The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for degree projects. These grades can also be used as final grades for other courses, if there are exceptional reasons.

Raising a passing grade

Improving a grade on a course, i.e. undergoing a new examination to raise a passing grade you have already received, is not a right, but the opportunity to do so will be granted as long as the examiner deems it appropriate. It is not possible to raise a passing grade in courses that are part of an already issued degree or a course for degree projects.

If raising a grade is allowed, it shall be carried out at the regular examination or at the time of re-examination. The examiner shall not organise a specific session for raising a grade in a course or course component.

Marking and motivation

The marking of an assignment must be completed within three weeks. The awarding of a grade is a decision taken by an authority which cannot be appealed against, but you can request an adjustment or a reassessment. As a student you have the right to get a grade explained by the examiner. If the examiner does not conduct a review of the examination or provide an exam correction template, you have the right to request a written explanation of your grade.

Find more information on the grading scales that apply at KTH

Extra examination opportunity at the end of the education

As a program student at undergraduate or advanced level, you have the possibility to apply for an extra examination opportunity at the end of your education. In order for the application to be approved, you must have failed the last two examinations and the current examination must be your last examination and an approved examination is required for exam. You must also apply on time and not have been granted an extra examination opportunity before.

You apply to your School’s offices of student affairs. Your school must arrange the examination within one month of the decision.

• For examinations given in study period 1 (August / September to October / November), the application must be submitted no later than 1 April.

• For examinations given in study period 2 (October / November to January), the application must be submitted no later than 1 September.

• For examinations given in study period 3 (January to March / April), the application must be submitted no later than 1 November.

• For examinations given in study period 4 (March / April to June), the application must be submitted no later than 1 February.