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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.

Digital degrees

Lund University issues digital degrees. You will be notified by email when your degree has been issued and you can then retrieve it by logging in to Ladok. The certificate is instantly verified as it is an electronically stamped PDF. The stamp confirms that it comes from a credible source and has not been modified after being issued.

There is no limit to how many times you can download your degree certificate. You can also send it digitally to employers and other higher education institutions, for example.

Note that you cannot obtain a digital degree certificate for a degree that has already been issued in paper format.

Degree certificate and diploma supplement

If your application for a degree certificate is approved, you will be notified by email. You can then retrieve your degree certificate as an e-stamped PDF file by logging in to Ladok for students/alumni. It comes together with an appendix called the diploma supplement. You cannot apply for a diploma supplement separately.

The degree certificate is issued free of charge by the Degree Office, at your request, when you have completed your studies.

It is issued digitally as an electronically stamped PDF. The document is written in both Swedish and English and contains 

  • the title of your degree (for example, 'Bachelor of Science')
  • your major and 
  • a list of all the courses included in your degree.

You can download your digital transcript as many times as you like. In addition, the Degree Office will continue to provide certified paper copies on request.

There is also an appendix called the diploma supplement (DS). The diploma supplement is written in English and describes the nature, level and content of your education and its place in the Swedish education system. This document promotes the academic recognition and international comparability of your degree, thereby facilitating mobility for either postgraduate studies or employment.

How to apply for a degree certificate

Before you start your application, please consider the information below.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, please check that your contact details (including your personal number and home address or c/o if your name is not on the door) in Ladok are correct and up to date.

Also, check your courses/results in Ladok and make sure that everything is recorded there. Contact your department if anything is missing.

How to update your personal information in Ladok

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

If you are applying for a degree certificate for 

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

please refer to the degree application information on your faculty's website:

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. 

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. The processing time is normally within 60 days, but may be longer in the period June to August.

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.

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. 

You may also send a digital degree certificate as an electronically stamped PDF file to an employer or another higher education institution, for example. This applies to degrees issued from 15 April 2024. The Degree Office will continue to provide certified paper copies on request.

Sharing information about your degree –

If you have 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 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 (examen[at]stu[dot]lu[dot]se)
Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 92 00

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

Visiting address
Please book in advance.

Sölvegatan 29B, Lund

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