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On this page you will find information about writing examinations at Umeå University. An examination can be written om paper or digitally.

Always sign up for an examination

You always need to sign up if you intend to attend a written exam, you do this via Ladok for students. To be able to sign up for an exam you must be registered on the course, and you have to sign up during the period when signing up is open. You can unregister up to the time when the exam begins.

Examination Schedule

You can see upcoming exam dates for your courses when you log in to Ladok for students. There you can also see if you are registered and sign up if you are not.

You can see all planned written examinations at Campus Umeå on the common exam schedule: Schedule for examinations.


An e-exam is written on either your own or a pre-booked computer in the university's examination halls. You log in to Inspera using your Umu-id, so it is very important that you know your username and password for your Umu-id when writing an e-exam.

If you are using your own computer, you need to prepare the computer before taking an e-exam. You will find the instructions here: E-examination on campus with Inspera.

Rules and guidelines

Arrive on time

You must arrive at the exam hall no later than 15 minutes before the start time of the exam. Identification checks and all preparations must be completed before the start time of the exam. The door to the exam hall closes when the exam begins.


You must provide a valid photo ID, both when you enter the exam hall and when you hand in the exam. Bring your ID to your seat and have it visible on the table during the exam. The exam supervisor may check your ID even when the exam has begun.

Valid forms of photo ID

Valid forms of photo ID include

  • Swedish passport
  • Swedish driving licence
  • Swedish and international ID card
  • Swedish SIS-marked ID or ID card issued by Swedish government agency, such as the Swedish Tax Agency identity card for people registered in Sweden
  • International passport that is valid, clear and wrapped and has text in English, French or Spanish. Other national ID documents from outside the EU/ESS does not apply
  • For students from an EU/ESS country without a Swedish social security number can identify themselves with a national ID card for EU citizens issued from 2 August 2021 according to the EU Regulation 2019/1157 on more secure identity cards for EU citizens.

LMA cards and residence permit cards are not approved ID documents.

If you have questions during your exam

Contact the exam supervisor if you have questions during your exam. Raise your hand and the exam supervisor will come to you.

Handing in your exam

When handing in your exam, walk to the exam supervisor's table, show identification and hand in your exam according to the exam supervisor's instructions.

Read the full regulations

Rules for written hall exams

Find the room for examination

Östra paviljongen

The examination halls for the University (Campus Umeå) are in Östra paviljongen, Ålidbacken 23: Map showing Östra paviljongen

It costs SEK 6 per hour to park at the Östra paviljongen. You can pay via the Parkster app or text message.

Other premises

At times when many students write examinations, these premises are also being used as examination halls. Click on the links for maps.

Aula Biologica, Biologihuset, Umeå universitet

Ersboda Folkets Hus

IKSU sport, Helsingsforshallen

Naturvetarhuset, Umeå universitet

Nolia, Showroom och Blomquist Ljungberg

Norra beteendevetarhuset, Umeå universitet.

Examination for external students

As a student at another Swedish university, you have the opportunity to take exams at Umeå University. This is provided that the venue and exam supervisor are available and that the booking request is received at least 14 days before the exam. The Exam Service office assists with the administration. It is free to take your exam at Umeå University.

Exams for students from other Swedish universities

Booking request

Submit a booking request by sending an email to tentamensservice@umu.se with the following information:

  • Student's first and last name
  • Student's personal identity number
  • Student's phone number
  • Student's email address
  • Name of the contact person at the student's educational institution
  • Contact person's phone number
  • Contact person's email address
  • Date of the exam
  • Start and end time of the exam
  • Course name or exam name alternatively course code.

Once the exam is booked, the Exam Service office will send a confirmation to both the student and the contact person. The booking ID for the order will be included in the confirmation email. The exam, along with the booking ID, must be sent by email to tentamenssservice@umu.se no later than 12:00 PM two working days before the exam.


We do not accept students from other educational institutions during evenings or weekends, nor on days when we have an unusually high number of our own exams (often at the end and middle of each term, as well as a few additional days throughout the year). We only accept external students if we have our own exam starting at the same time. Our exams usually start at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM. We can not assist you if your exam is an E-examination, for example via Inspera or DigiExam.

Exams for exchange students

If you need to take an exam from your home university in another country while you are in Umeå, please contact the department holding the course you are currently taking at Umeå university (or the first course you will take, if you have not yet started). Do this as soon as you know when the exam you need to take is scheduled, as an earlier notice will make it easier for us to assist you.

This also applies to outbound exchange students that need to take an exam from the partner university after returning to Umeå.


Latest update: 2024-02-22