Some programmes will have exams at other times of the year but your School will advise you if your exams fall outwith the main diets.

Past papers are a great way to help you prepare for your exams and our exams database is available all year round. To access the database you will be required to provide your usual University logon ID and password.

Want to know your exam results? Find out how you get your exam results and when they are published by visiting our Exam Results tab below.

Need to resit an exam or got a Self Certificate (SC), Medical Certificate (MC) or Good Cause (GC) for your previous attempt? Information on whether you are eligible, how much it will cost and how to apply can be found on our Reassessment Exam page.

Exam Timetable

May Exams

Exam timetables are available around four weeks before the start of the exams (see Producing the Exam Timetables Information below).

  • The May 2018 Exam Timetable is available here as a PDF.
  • It is also available at the Infohub Noticeboard.
  • Provided you are correctly registered on your courses and a fully registered student, you will be able to view your own personal exam scheduling through MyTimetable.

All students should check their resit registrations and exam schedulings over this period and contact where they find anything incorrect.

Registration for Reassessments

Please note, no one is automatically registered for any reassessment or resubmission. Information on applying for reassessments can be found on the Reassessment webpages.

Exam Clash

If you find an exam clash or any other problem with your exam timetable please contact us at

Last Minute Exam Scheduling Changes

Students viewing the exam timetable through the PDF should be aware that there can be a handful of last minute exam scheduling changes. You are therefore advised to always double check your exam timetable through MyTimetable as soon as the exam timetable is published. Please note with regard the Summer Resit exam diet students should be able to see their resit schedulings through MyTimetable during the latter part of June. Where we are required to make last minute changes the School will email all students.

If you have any queries please email

Producing the Exam Timetables

The Central Timetabling Team produces the exam timetable based on individual students’ registration on courses. The Team wait until student course selection has finished and run the student registration numbers at the end of the second week of teaching to ensure all selections are captured.

Using specialist software, the exam timetable is calculated to ensure students don’t experience exam clashes based on their individual course choices.  The timetable needs to take account of approximately 13,000 students and takes approximately six weeks to produce.

The Central Timetabling Team is required to produce the exam timetable four weeks before an exam diet commences, however the Team aims to produce the timetable to provide five weeks notice. The Team continues to explore ways to increase the notice period further.

Disabled Exam Provision

The deadlines for students requesting provisions in examinations are as follows:

Academic Year 2017/18

First Half Session Friday 10 November 2017
Second Half Session Friday 30 March 2018
Resits Friday 8 June 2018


If you require any disability-related provisions for your exams that have not already been agreed and implemented for your current course of study, please be aware of the following deadlines, to have provisions implemented for your exams.   If you require any disability-related provisions put in place for your exams, you should contact the Student Disability Team and arrange to see an advisor.  The Student Disability Team can be contacted by email – or telephone 01224 273935 to make an appointment with an advisor.

After your exam provision has been agreed, you will then be contacted by your School with your specific exam arrangements shortly before the start of the examination diet.  These arrangements will also show in MyTimetable a few weeks after the main exam venue information has become available.

Where you find any problems with your exam timetable, please email


Exam results come in by set deadlines depending on when the exams are taken ie December, May or Summer Resit Diet. 

  • The undergraduate results deadline is usually no later than three weeks after the exam diet is finished. (Excluding any Christmas closure period)
  • The postgraduate results deadline can be up to four weeks after the exam diet is complete and can sometimes be longer. (Excluding any Christmas closure period)

Your results can be seen through your Student Hub. Unfortunately, results will not be given by telephone.

If you cannot access your Student Hub you can request your results by contacting the Registry exams team, in writing, at the following address:

University of Aberdeen
Macrobert Building
Old Aberdeen
AB24 5UA