Written Examination

A written examination is a test of knowledge, usually at the end of a course.

Register for your exams on time

It is mandatory to sign up (register) for written examinations at the University of Gävle. The deadline for signing up is 10 days before the exam date. You can register five weeks prior to the date of the examination. You register for an exam through Ladok.


How to register for an exam in Ladok

Taking Your Exam Off-campus

Some distance education courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is taken off-campus and is supervised, just as it would be for a course taken on campus. Other reasons may be considered valid for taking an exam off-campus, for example military service.

Rules for Written Examinations at University of Gävle

  • ​It is mandatory to register for written exams
  • Deadline for registrations is 10 days before the exam date
  • You must show valid ID to be allowed to take your exam
  • You are allowed to bring food and drink to the exam hall
  • Mobile phones, iPads and similar devices must be turned off during an exam
  • For more rules and detailed information please read the Examinations Guide.

Watch this short film about examination rules at the University of Gävle (3min 40sec)

Frequently Asked Questions about Exams

  • I Forgot to Sign Up for My Exam! What Do I Do?

Students with Disabilities

The University of Gävle provides support for students with functional disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or hearing impairments.

Please contact the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at funktionsstod@hig.se to learn more about the types of support available to you.

Students from Other Universities

Sadly, we are not able to provide room for students from other universities wishing to write an exam at the University of Gävle.

You can instead contact the Center for distance studies at Gävle Municipality and apply to write your exam with them. It is free of charge for everyone that is a registered resident of Gävle.

For more information please visit their website at http://old.gavle.se/Utbildning--barnomsorg/Vuxenutbildning/Utbildningscentrum-for-distansstudier/Tentamen/

Exam Hall

Hedvigslundshallen is the University's main exam hall.

Published by: Patrik Möllhagen Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-06-17
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