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Students rights and responsibilities

The student's rights and responsibilities are determined by a general set of rules and regulations. The student is responsible for their own academic results and must follow existing rules and regulations. It is therefore vital that you are well acquainted with them.

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions from students at first level and second level education at Örebro University.

Örebro University is a state authority under the jurisdiction of the Swedish government. Education at Örebro University, as well as other institutions of higher education in Sweden, is determined nationally by a general set of regulations. This includes in particular the Higher Education Act (Högskolelagen) and the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen). Örebro University also has local regulations that are determined by the national regulations. In some cases the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has the right to regulate the education. It is the task of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education to review the quality of higher education institutions to make sure that they follow applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of this review is above all to guarantee the students’ legal rights.

The Law on Civil Service regulates the management of education. If you as a student feel that a decision from Örebro University is wrong, you have the possibility to appeal against that decision at the Higher Education Appeals Board (ÖNH), which secretariat is located at the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education