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General information for students taking e-exams

The e-exam rooms are open (for updated information, see login page exam.utu.fi). You need a key card to access the exam rooms - please check the information on key cards on how to get a key card.

E-exam stands for electronic exams. You write your exams on a computer in a room equipped with video surveillance. E-exams offer more flexibility. The e-exam system enables students to write exams in a faster pace and at more flexible times.
You can take e-exams in Åbo and in Vasa.
The e-exam system, as well as the e-exam rooms, are used by students at Åbo Akademi University as well as the University of Turku.

What do you do in order to take an e-exam?

  1. Check which exams can be taken in the e-exam system?
    •  You can search for all existing e-exams when you have logged in to Exam ( exam.utu.fi )
    • Your teacher informs you that the exam is offered in Exam
    • Your teacher might have given you a direct link to an e-exam in Exam
  2. Book an exam in Exam  NB! If you are studying at both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, log in using the user name of the university offering that specifc course!
  3. Check that you have a key card in order to enter the exam room
  4. Write the exam
    • problems during the exam: fill in the form for reporting problems
    • you have booked an exam but do not take the exam (and you didn't cancel your reservation): inform your teacher so that he/she gives you access to book a new time for your exam
  5. Wait for your assessment to your e-mail

Time schedules for e-exams

  • Exams can be booked max 30 days in advance.
  • The teacher has defined when it is possible to take the exam for a course. These times are visible in the booking system for e-exams. You can also make an agreement with your teacher to take an e-exam. It is up to each teacher to decide if he/she wants to offer this possibility. 
  • There is no minimum limit for how long in advance you need to book an exam as long as you have time to make it to your reservation (and if needed, get a key to the e-exam room)
  • You can start and end the exam at any time during the time you have booked for an e-exam. You do not have to start the exam when the examination time begins, but note that the time is up when the booking time ends.
  • You may not leave the examination room during an examination.

Exams taken by students from other universities or exams taken at other institutions

Students from other universities can take an e-exam in an e-exam room in Turku at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.
You book your exam via the Exam system of your own institution, using the username of your home institution.
Instructions for students from other Institutions

ÅAU students can also take e-exams at other institutions, see more information on Exam visits.

Corona info

In the e-exam rooms the universities’ instructions on the coronavirus situation are followed. You must wash your hands and wipe the keyboard, mouse and all other surfaces that may be touched with disinfecting hand wipes before beginning of the exam. If you have symptoms of a cold, influenza or other infectious diseases, do not come to campus.
NB! If you can´t take your e-exam, cancel the current reservation immediately so that the computer is made available for other students.

Contact information

Questions? exam@utu.fi
Form for interruped exam

Contact person for e-exams at Åbo Akademi:
Tove Forslund,exam@utu.fi, 02-2154685 
Research and Education Services

Support people:
FHPT - support people in education related inquiries
FSE: Joanna Anckar och Tuija-Liisa Pohja 
FNT: Mary-Anne Hamberg-Ahola och Kerstin Fagerström

Terms of use

1. The Åbo Akademi University examination and assessment instruction is being followed in e-exam. 
2. The student consents to audio and video surveillance, to the combining of information of the examinations systems in order to confirm identity, and to being registered when entering the e-exam room. 
3. In e-exam the Regulations concerning the use of the computing resources of Åbo Akademi are applicabled. 
4. Register for data protection/Exam systeem [pdf] and register for video surveillance in Åbo [pdf] and register for video surveillance in Vasa [pdf] are created following the §10 in The Personal Data Act (22.4.1999/523)