Student assessment summer semester 2020-2021

published on 06 April 2021


The following arrangements for exams are applicable at the University of Luxembourg for the summer semester 2020 – 2021:

  • The default setting of summer exams is the remote format.
  • A limited number of on-site exams will be allowed for those study programmes and courses whose exams require an explicit physical presence and interaction. All exceptions to remote examination require the consent from the Vice-rector for academic affairs (VRA). Requests for on-site exams must be sent to the VRA office at, and a form will be provided to be completed in support of the request. The deadline for sending the e-mail with the request is 23 April 2021. A decision to the request will be given within 5 working days. All students who cannot attend an on-site exam due to a positive case, self-isolation, self-quarantine, or restricted circulation due to lockdown must be offered an alternative remote way of assessment.
  • The period of the summer exams is between 7 June and 3 July 2021. The period between 4 July and 3 September 2021 can be exceptionally used for exams that were delayed by technical problems. The jury d’examen is encouraged to meet, as usual, in July. For exams that were exceptionally offered later in summer, the jury can meet as soon as possible after the exam, but not later than 10 September 2021. 
  • The attempt at exams that a student does not pass (grade <10) is counted in the maximum number of attempts at a student’s disposal. There will be no second attempts during the summer for exams that were first offered in the summer semester 2020 - 2021.
  • The summer semester 2020 – 2021 is counted in the calculation of the maximum study duration.
  • The continuous assessment (contrôle continu) is strongly recommended as a form of examination for all programmes during the summer semester.
  • The remote exam modality must aim for efficiency and flexibility such as having an open-book non-invigilated exam (i.e. essays, literature reviews, research papers, lab or project reports, portfolios, etc.) that students can complete in a given number of hours. A test/quiz via Moodle, and remote oral assessments via WebEx (oral exam or student presentation) are also viable options of examination. WebEx is the only tool allowed in the process of remote examination of the current semester.  
  • The full details of the exam modality must be communicated to students at least 4 weeks before the exam date (Règlement des études, art. 38 (2)).

Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and the guidelines for remote assessment for additional information, support and assistance.