Milestones of The Academic year

The academic year is divided into four periods, each 10 weeks long. At the start of the academic year you will receive tuition and perform your own studies. There then follows a period or three or four days with no tuition. Each period concludes with an examination period of around seven days. For the precise dates of exam periods click on the link.

Exam time

Did you know that …

... You must register for an exam?

You usually have to register in advance for an exam via your personal menu on the KTH web site. However, not all exams are put up there and it is therefore very important that you check what applies for each course. Personal menu.

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Did you know that …

... you must know the examination regulations?

It is your responsibility to be aware of and follow the regulations that apply to examinations at KTH. Among others, this can apply to what is required to sit an exam and which aids are permitted. Read more here.

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Did you know that …

... you can resit an exam?

You have the right to resit an exam if you fail it.

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Cheating and plagiarism

Did you know that …

... You are not allowed to have a smartphone with you when sitting an exam?

You may not have a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet computer or similar with you when sitting an exam. These are ’unauthorised aids’. Whether on On/Off mode, they are not allowed. If you have a smartphone with you when sitting an exam you can be suspended. Do the smart thing and do not have any of these items with you when sitting an exam.

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Did you know that …

... plagiarism often happens by mistake?

Negligence, stress and a lack of knowledge about how source material should be used might lead to a student to copy or plagiarise material in reports and essays. None of them however are valid reasons when the matter goes in front of the disciplinary board in a case.

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Did you know that …

... KTH has tools that can detect plagiarism?

KTH has at its disposal several tools that can detect plagiarism. One of them is an automatic text-matching tool used by a large number of Swedish universities and colleges.

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Did you know that …

... you must reference your sources?

You are not allowed to use someone else’s ideas or work, in whole or in part, without referencing it.

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Did you know that …

... that the regulations apply to all educational institutions in Sweden?

The laws that apply to KTH also apply to all universities and colleges in Sweden and these laws are contained in, among other instances, the Swedish Higher Education Act and Higher Education Ordinance. KTH also has its own regulations.

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Examination FAQ

Group work

My group is not working – what should I do?

Answer: Working on a project often means working in a group. Here are some tips about group work. Read more about it at student rights on the KTH web site.

How do I register for an exam?

Answer: You can register and unregister for an exam by going to the personal menu  here. Registration for exams is normally open between four to two weeks ahead of the exam date. Exam dates and times differ and each institution has its own routines.

I am behind in my studies

what should I do?

Answer: You should contact the student counsellor for your programme first.

I failed an examination

when can I resit it?

Answer: Search in the schedule system for the date of the examination or re-examination exam. Link to schedule.

Multiple courses

What do I do when my courses back up on each other?

Answer: At KTH you will often be taking two or three courses simultaneously so it is a good idea to plan your studies right from the start. Within scheduled programme syllabuses your courses should not overlap, but it may happen if you choose optional studies or retake courses. Speak with your student counsellor/coordinator and plan you studies before each semester.  

I have been given the wrong grade

The grade I have been given is not a fair assessment of my work.

Answer: Being awarded a grade is a decision by an authority and cannot be appealed, but you can request a review. A student always has the right to have a grade justified by the examiner and how this is disseminated is decided by the examiner.