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Penalties for disciplinary of offences

If you have filed a report, here you can learn more about the penalties that apply for students found guilty by the Disciplinary Board, and what happens if the student is cleared.

If the student is found guilty

Pursuant to the Higher Education Ordinance, the penalty for a disciplinary offence is either warning or suspicion.


If the vice-chancellor or the Disciplinary Board finds that the student is guilty of a disciplinary offence, but that for some reason, the penalty should be lenient, they might simply administer a warning to the student.


When suspended, the student may not participate in any activity within the framework of the courses and study programmes at Lund University, including teaching, exams, seminars, time in the lab, etc.

A suspension involves one or more periods of study, but no longer than six months total. While suspended, the student will not be entitled to student finance.

In cases of suspension, the Legal Division will notify the departments where the student is registered, the Student Records office, the Swedish financial aid system for students (CSN), etc.  Only the Disciplinary Board can inform about a suspension of a student.

If the student is cleared

If the vice-chancellor or the Disciplinary Board finds that the student is not guilty of the suspected disciplinary offence in the report, the student will be cleared and the case will be dropped without further action. Either the vice-chancellor or the Disciplinary Board will inform about the closing of the case. 

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For questions about the process in disciplinary matters, contact:

Johanna Alhem
Legal counsel
johanna.alhem [at]
+46 46 222 09 85

Hanna Stam
Assistant legal counsel
hanna.stam [at]
+46 46 222 71 41

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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