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Exams and Retakes

Every course includes three (3) opportunities to sit an exam (the exam proper and two retakes) and all are governed by the same regulations. Lecturers announce the dates of these exams at the beginning of each course.

Course exam

  • Date will be announced at the beginning of the course. All students are expected to participate!
  • Course exam will be considered a used exam opportunity even if the student does not participate
  • There is no need to register for this exam separately
  • Not participating the exam will appear as an “E” in your transcript
  • In cases of illness or other sudden obstacles, please contact the lecturer concerned BEFORE the exam.


  • If you fail the course exam, you can take a retake. There are two (2) opportunities to retake the course exam.
  • Retakes are taken on a general exam date and dates for each course are given by the lecturer in concern (you cannot choose the date yourself!). The retake opportunities for each course are the following possible retake dates within the same or the immediately following semester.
  • You must register according to instructions.
  • In case you cannot pass the course using the given opportunities, you should discuss with the teacher which parts of the course you need to redo.

Retakes take place usually in Taito 1 at 18:00 – 20:15. Students gather in Netcafé at 17.40 at the latest.

Maturity test

The maturity test related to the thesis is written during the general exam dates. The exact date must be agreed with the supervising teacher when returning the thesis.

Exam outside the own university

In exceptional cases, it is possible to take the actual exam of the course, a re-exam or write a maturity test in an educational institution outside your own university, if the student does not have the opportunity to participate in the re-take event in Kajaani with reasonable arrangements. Further conditions can be found from KAMK intra.