Administrative process

The report is received and an investigation starts

A student disciplinary matter is lodged when a report has been completed, signed and sent to the President. The registrar registers the matter and a legal counsel at the legal department investigates the matter upon which supplemental information may be required from the school concerned. The matter is then communicated to the student concerned for his/her comments. With consideration to the received statement from the student, further investigation is carried out. Thereafter, the matter is reported to the President who may decide that the matter be disregarded without further action, prompt a warning or be referred to the Disciplinary Board for review.

The Disciplinary Board

KTH has a disciplinary board where the President is the chairman. The Board also includes a legal expert, a representative of the teachers and two student representatives elected by the student union. During the academic terms, the Board normally meets once a month. The meetings are booked in advance for one term at a time, taking into account examination periods.

If the matter is referred to the Board, the student concerned, the person who referred the matter and when considered useful the invigilator, the person responsible for the course, the examiner and any witnesses will be called to the meeting of the Board. During the meeting the student and the other people concerned are given the opportunity to make comments on the matter and answer questions from Board members. Following deliberation, the Board will directly inform of its decision.

While the matter is being dealt with, the student concerned has the right to (remain on his/her course) be present during the education. The examination in question should not be graded until the matter has been dealt with by the President or the Board.

Disciplinary action

Both the President and the Board may make a decision on disciplinary action. In accordance with Chapter 10 § 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the disciplinary actions available are a warning and a suspension. A suspension decision means that the student may not participate in the tuition, examinations or any other activities within the framework of the educational programme at KTH. The decision may relate to one or more periods, but not more than six months in total. A suspension decision may also be limited regarding access to certain facilities within KTH.

In the event of suspension, the student is suspended as from the date of the suspension decision. This normally means from the date of the disciplinary hearing. A suspension period is regarded as an interruption of studies from a student grant perspective. Anyone who has been suspended is therefore in principle required to repay a student grant that has been disbursed for the period of time the student is suspended. KTH will inform CSN (Centrala studiestödsnämnden) when someone is suspended.

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