On many courses, you have to pass an exam at the end of the course to receive credits for it. The exam may take place on a date decided by the teacher of the course, on a general examination date of the faculty or as an electronic exam (eExam). Please check with the teacher of the course if you are unsure about which type of exam you should take. Course evaluation may be numeric or pass/fail.

Registration for an Exam and Cancellation of Registration

Only students who have registered as attending can take part in the examinations. The registration for examinations takes place in the Korppi environment at least one week before the exam date.

If you cannot take part in the examination, remember to cancel your registration in Korppi.

General Exam Dates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The general examinations of the faculty are open for all students taking exams in the faculty's subjects. They are organized once a month on Fridays at 12.00, and held mainly in lecture hall L 304 (L building).
Examination Dates:

Autumn 2018
  • 21.9. (room M103)
  • 12.10. (room M103)
  • 9.11. (room L304)
  • 3.12. (room M103, NOTE! The exam is on Monday)
Spring 2019
  • 18.1. (room L 304)
  • 15.2. (room L 304)
  • 15.3. (room L 304)
  • 12.4. (room L 304)
  • 10.5. (room L 304)
Summer 2019 (on Mondays)
  • 10.6. (room L304)
  • 1.7. (room L304)
  • 5.8. (room L304) 

Advice for students taking exams


The eExam is an electronic exam that students take independently in the eExam rooms, located on the third floor of the Jyväskylä University Main Library and in the X-building. Students are free to choose the time of their eExam within the framework of the Library opening hours. The eExam rooms are equipped with access control and camera surveillance. Some of the room’s workstations provide equipment that enable barrier-free access e.g. for students who use wheelchairs. The purpose of the eExam is to promote more flexible exam practices, which is part of the University’s broader strategic objectives of supporting flexible modes of study. The eExam is intended for the students of the University of Jyväskylä.

Publishing the Results

According to the Examination Regulations, the results of examinations etc. have to be published within two weeks from the time when the teacher receives the material to be graded. After publication, the examination results must be entered into the course register without a delay. The results have to be in the register within a week from the publication at the most. The students have a right to an explanation of the general criteria used in the assessment and they also have to be given an opportunity to see their graded work.

Exchange Students

If your home university requires that you receive numeric evaluation, please inform the lecturer of your course of this beforehand, so as not to be graded pass/fail.