Know and follow the rules

In order to know your rights and responsibilities, you must be familiar with the rules that apply to you. Some of them are found in your curriculum, which is a good place to start.

There is no shortage of rules that apply to your study programme and interaction with the University. In addition to the curriculum and other regulations determined by the University of Copenhagen, you should also be aware of various pieces of legislation.

General rules for study programmes

Exam rules

The University’s duties as an official agency

Rules for exam cheating

Rights of students with disabilities

Rules and guidelines concerning sexual harassment and other forms of offensive behaviour

If you are not sure which rules apply to you, please contact your student counselling service.

If you are not sure whether you have been treated in accordance with the rules at the University, consult the student ambassador.

Example of an inquiry to the student ambassador

A student had received a letter from the University stating that his registration would be withdrawn because he had not passed the first-year examination. The student did not understand the reasons behind this. He had been under the impression that he just needed to pass the components of the first-year exam before the end of the second year of the bachelor programme.

What he did not realise was that actually sitting the course exams during the first year was also a requirement. Had he known this, he would have acted differently.