Depending on your course, you might need to take an exam. Here's an overview of what to expect and where to get help.

Students studying through OUA are safely sitting their exams online for the rest of 2020

We’re prioritising your health and safety. In response to government advice about COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve moved face-to-face exams online for the rest of the year. This means that if your subject has an exam, you won’t have to choose a venue, travel, or arrange for a supervisor. Some exams may also change to an alternative assessment. We’ll be in touch with more information. 


Exams are a part of the academic study experience. You’ll find that some subjects include an exam as part of your assessment. To find out if your subject includes an exam, check the subject’s page on our website.

Where and when

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students studying through OUA are safely sitting their exams online.

We suggest you find a quiet space to set up your computer and reliable internet connection. Depending on your university’s requirements, you might need things like a webcam, whiteboard, and special software. Don’t worry, you’ll be notified in advance to allow plenty of time to get set up.

Exams are held on weekdays, mostly during business hours. They usually kick-off the week following the end of each study period or session, or during the last two weeks of the semester.

Current students can check their exam timetable in the Student Hub.

Exam support

We understand that exams can be stressful, and we’re here to help you get through them.


We connect you to trusted and professional tutors to help you prepare for your exams. At no extra cost to you, we cover 4 hours of free tuition for each study term. Current students can schedule one-on-one tutoring online via the Student Hub.

Students with disabilities

If you’re a student with a disability, OUA Exam Services offers an alternative assessment arrangements (AAA) service to help meet your needs. Current students can check the Student Hub for details about how to make these arrangements.

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