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The assessment period for the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020 has started from December 7, 2019 to January 10, 2020.
1. Absent from Examination

If you are absent from the examination, you are reminded to take the appropriate action as follows:

a) Absence due to illness
A letter (NOT an email) should be sent to the Examinations Secretary to set out your case immediately.  Please complete the “Form of Medical Certificate” (downloadable from the Examinations Office website at and send it to the Director of the University Health Service within 2 days after your course examination date.

b) Absence due to non-medical reason
A completed application form with justification should be sent to the Examinations Secretary within 2 days after your course examination date.  The application form can be obtained from the Examinations Office by email at or in person at Room 10-26, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong.

This is a formal notice from the Faculty Office, we WILL NOT issue any follow-up letters to students regarding the above arrangement.  The Faculty Office will inform you the make-up arrangement, if any, when the final decision is reached by the Board of Examiners.

2. Release of Examination Results and Deadline of Checking Assessment Results

Details shall be announced in due course.

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