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Apply for your degree certificate

When you have completed your studies at Lund University and meet the degree requirements, you can apply for your degree certificate.

Degree certificate

The degree certificate is issued free of charge, upon your request, by the Degree Office once you have completed your studies. The degree certificate is a document written in both Swedish and English. It shows the title of your degree (for example 'Bachelor of Science') and your major as well as all the courses included in your degree.

An appendix called the Diploma Supplement (DS) is also enclosed. The Diploma Supplement is issued in English and describes the nature, level and content of your education as well as its place in the Swedish education system. This document promotes academic recognition and international comparability of your degree and thereby facilitates mobility either for postgraduate studies or employment. 

Note that you can only get the original degree certificate once and that you cannot apply for a Diploma Supplement separately. 

How to apply for a degree certificate

Before starting your application, please check that your contact details (including your personal number and home address) are correct and updated in Ladok.

Updating your personal information in Ladok

Online applications through Ladok

Most students can apply for their degree certificate online, through Ladok. There are some exceptions, however, which you can read more about below.

Before you apply

Before you apply, check your courses/results in Ladok and make sure that everything has been reported there. Contact your department if something happens to be missing.

If you are applying for a degree certificate for 

  • Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine
  • Master's or doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, or
  • Bachelor's or Master's studies at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH),

you should instead turn to their faculty office:

To apply:

  • Log in to Ladok.
  • Click on 'Degrees and certificates' in the main menu.
  • Click 'Apply' to apply for your degree certificate.

If you do not have a student account, you need to submit a paper application, see below. 

Paper applications

In some cases, you need to submit a paper application. This applies when you do not have a student account (or when you apply in accordance with the 1993 Degree Ordinance). 

The application forms below open in a new tab.

Processing time

The processing time may vary depending on our workload and the nature of your application. For applications that come in during June–August, the processing time is approximately 10 weeks, while it is usually around 6–8 weeks during the rest of the year.

You need to have completed all courses that are to be included in the degree and you application must be accurate and complete. Otherwise, we cannot start processing it.

Need an academic transcript as well?

Academic transcripts – print or order a manually signed copy

Share information about your degree (verification)

You can share information about your issued degree with recipients of your choice, for example an employer.

Log in to Ladok for students and obtain a control code that you can pass on to the recipient. Using the code, the recipient can view details about your degree and the courses it includes.

Sharing information about your degree – ladok.se

Questions?

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the degree certificate by clicking on the link below. 

Degree certificate FAQ

If you cannot find the answer to your question, you are welcome to contact us at the Degree Office.

If you have questions about credit transfer in your study programme or main subject area, you should contact the study counsellor for the subject.

Faculty study guidance services

Contact information

Degree Office
examen [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 92 00

Telephone hours:
Mondays, 09:00–10:00
Tuesdays, 14:00–15:00
Thursdays, 09:00–10:00

Visiting address
Note that it is currently not possible to visit us.

Genetikhuset
Sölvegatan 29B, Lund

Postal address
Degree Office
Lund University
PO Box 117
Lund, SE-221 00
Sweden