Right to withdraw due to illness

Remember to report it if you are too ill to sit an exam. Otherwise it will count as an exam attempt. It is always best to report that you are ill as soon as possible. 

There is no guarantee that you will be granted an exemption and allowed a fourth attempt, but you are entitled to apply for one if you have already used all three attempts.

The student ambassador regularly receives enquiries from students who have used up all of their exam attempts because they were ill but failed to report that they were ill at the time.

More information on KUnet > Study information

Report illness to your faculty or department. The rules governing illness vary from faculty to faculty. Read more about the procedure and deadlines on KUnet / Study information in the box "Illness, parental leave and special support".

In the event of prolonged illness

If you are ill for a prolonged period, you may need to apply for sick leave or an exemption in order to:

  • Extend the deadline for the first-year exam
  • Study part-time
  • Sit an exam more than three times
  • Extend your total study time.

Read more about how to apply on your study page or contact your student counselling.