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Examination services

Information applies for written seated exams taking place in the centrally-administered examination halls at Stockholm University. A written exam is one kind of several different kinds of examinations. You write the exam in a writing room (on paper or on a computer) as part of your course. If you do not pass your exam, it is possible to retake it – it is then called a re-examination.

Students at Stockholm University must read and understand the rules for writing exams: 

Regulations for written seated examination


Registration for examinations and re- examinations

Registration for examinations and re- examinations
Preregistration is mandatory and required when taking an exam/re-examination. If you do not register in advance you cannot participate. You must register in Ladok no later than the deadline set for the exam by your institution (link to login page: Register well in advance and make sure that you are officially registered. Contact your department if there are any problems with the registration. To take at the exam, you must be able to present a valid form of identification at the time of the exam. 

Following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • Valid passport; temporary passports are not accepted
  • Valid Swedish national identity card
  • Valid Swedish driving licence
  • Valid Swedish sis-marked identity card or identity card issued by a Swedish governmental agency, for example the Swedish Tax Agency
  • Valid national identity card issued by an EU country

Foreign driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as proof of identity.

Information about the assigned room will be visible on either your own schedule or the course’s schedule ( no later than 2 days before the exam date. For further instructions, please read the section “Your place for the exam”.

Exams are written anonymously

When you register for an exam written on paper, you will be assigned an anonymization code. You must enter this code, the date and page numbers on all the written papers you submit after completing the exam. DO NOT write your name or social security number.

Procedure for special pedagogical support

If you have a long-term disability, you can apply for support and accommodations for your study situation. Apply via the website:

To complete the application, you must enclose documentation proving a long-term disability. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by a coordinator. After your conversation with the coordinator, you can get a certificate in Nais with recommended support actions. You can then contact your study advisor at your department and show your certificate. Before the exam, Examination Services receives information from the department about what support/accommodations you have been granted and places you in the appropriate location. 

Submit your application for support as soon as you are admitted to the university. Then your department will know about the appropriate accommodations from the beginning. 

Read more about: Studying with a disability

Process picture: What a student needs to do to gain access to a customized exam.
Process picture: What a student needs to do to gain access to a customized exam.

Examination of an old course

Contact the department if you wish to write an exam for a course that is no longer given, if you are not registered at the time of the course, or if you no longer have an active student account.

Cheating and unauthorized aids

Before the exam, you will receive information about what aids are allowed during the exam. Mobile phones or smartwatches are never permitted. Make sure that you do not have any unapproved personal belongings at your work area or in your pockets. The invigilators who supervise the exam are tasked with ensuring that all students write the exam under equal conditions. If they suspect cheating or discover unauthorized aids, they will write a report and the student and department will be informed.

More information about: Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

Delivery of written exams

Delivery of written exams takes place at each department. Remember your anonymization code when you collect your exam. You can see the results of the exam in Ladok.


To find the room you have been assigned to take your exam, please open your own schedule, or the course’s schedule: and follow the steps listed below. NOTE! Re-exams from the previous semester can be found by looking up the course instance and the course code of the semester in question by choosing Advanced search on:

  1. On the schedule-row(s) for the exam, you will find a link in the column "Allocated seat (exam)". If the exam is scheduled to take place in more than one room, click on a link of your choice for the exam. If you have subscribed to your schedule, you will find the same link in the calendar event's description. Click on the link. 
  2. A new web page with the exam's details will open. To find out your allocated seat, enter your 12-digit Swedish ID number with hyphen (YYYYMMDD–XXXX) in the box "Student id". Click then on the green button "See schedule". 

Please note! Information about the room you have been assigned will be available at the earliest 5–2 calendar days (incl. public holidays and weekends) before the exam. Your seat number in the room will be normally displayed on a list at the examination room. 


Maps and directions (NOTE! the pdf:s are in swedish) to the centrally administered writing rooms and auditoriums.

Brunnsvikssalen – Södra huset, in the corridor between House A and B, floor 5 (pdf)
Laduvikssalen – Södra huset, on top of the University library, floor 6 (pdf)
Ugglevikssalen – Södra huset, House E, floor 5 (pdf)
Värtasalen – Above the University library at floor 6 (beside Södra huset)(pdf)

Hörsal 2-11 – Frescati södra huset, in the corridor connecting House A-E at floor 3:

Vägbeskrivning till hörsalar A2-F11 (528 Kb)

Writing rooms at B3 for supported exams – Södra huset, House B, floor 3 (entrance is to the left of the elevators):

Skrivrum på B3 (580 Kb)

Lecture halls at Frescati Södra, House A–F:

Lärosalar i Södra huset, Hus A – F (635 Kb)

  • Follow the invigilator’s instructions.
  • Bags and outerwear must be placed at the designated place.
  • Place your ID document clearly visible on the table in front of you.
  • No student may leave the examination hall for the first 30 minutes.
  • Only one student at a time may visit the toilet. Before visiting the toilet, write your name and time on the intended list. After the toilet visit, enter the time on the list again.
  • Electronic equipment such as a mobile phone or smartwatch must be switched off and placed at the designated place.
  • The exam is conducted in silence – you are not allowed to talk, or otherwise communicate, with other students during the exam.
  • Before submitting the examination documents; remember to write the page number, anonymization code, and date on all papers.
  • Light refreshments and snacks, that must be placed visibly on the table, are permitted during the examination.

Please do not hesitate to ask the invigilator if anything is unclear.

Good luck!

More information about adaptations/routines for exams in the centrally administered examination halls due to the current situation


Do you have questions regarding exam scheduling, registration, etc.? 

Please contact the course or study administrator at your department.

Contact departments and centres

Do you have questions regarding the coordination/logistics regarding an exam?
Please contact Examination Services by e-mail:

Examination services coordinates examinations in the centrally-administered writing and teaching rooms at Stockholm University. The office receives requests from the departments, schedules exam times and locations, and manages the distribution of students that are registered for an exam and the placement of invigilators.

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