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Digital degree certificates

Here you will find information about how a degree certificate at Stockholm University is structured and how you can share or verify information about a degree.

 

Diploma/Certificate

A degree certificate will show the title of the qualification and area of study and in some cases a specialization. It will also show who holds the degree, courses included and the dates they were finished. Transferred courses are never presented with grades and no overall grade or GPA is given. The diploma is dated with the date when the degree was issued.
Your certificate will be provided in both Swedish and English.

Grading scales and grade distribution

Appendix 1 Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement is a document attached to a degree certificate. It provides a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies pursued and successfully completed by the graduate. The Diploma Supplement contributes to the transparency of student academic achievement and facilitates academic and professional recognition of qualifications throughout the whole of Europe and other parts of the world.

Appendix 2 The Swedish Higher Education System

Explains the Swedish Higher Education System in English.

The Swedish higher education system (154 Kb)

 

Verify degree information shared via code

Verifying that an individual has a degree can easily be done digitally. By using a control code you receive from the individual whose degree you are to verify, as well as his/her personal identity number, you can see information about the degree and its content. The information is retrieved directly from Ladok*.

You verify degree information by:

• Going to (https://www.student.ladok.se/kontrollera)
• Entering control code and personal identity number

*Sharing of degrees is possible for those who have their degree registered in Ladok, which is the study administration system used by most Swedish universities and colleges (https://ladok.se/om-oss/parter).

Digital degree certificates

As of 1 June 2019, Stockholm University will only issue digital degree certificates. Previously issued degree certificates on paper will not be replaced by a digital version.

All digital degree certificates from Stockholm University have two digital signatures and a transaction number. This is to ensure that our degree certificates are signed in a secure and legally binding way. You can check that they are valid by clicking on the signatures and / or the transaction number. A green banner is displayed on the verification page if the signature / transaction number is valid. Our provider of e-signing is Adobe Sign.

You can also verify transaction numbers manually through the button below.

Verify transaction number 

A student or alumnus that holds a degree, can also share a control code you receive from the individual whose degree you are to verify, as well as his/her personal identity number, you can see information about the degree and its content. The information is retrieved directly from Ladok. See Section Verify degree information shared via code.

If you have questions about a degree certificate issued by Stockholm University, you are always welcome to contact the Degree Office at Stockholm University, verification@su.se.

Degrees issued on paper (before May 31st 2019)

A student or alumnus that holds a degree, can also share a control code you receive from the individual whose degree you are to verify, as well as his/her personal identity number, you can see information about the degree and its content. The information is retrieved directly from Ladok. See Section Verify degree information shared via code.

If you have questions about a degree certificate issued by Stockholm University, you are always welcome to contact the Degree Office at Stockholm University, verification@su.se.

 

Share information about your degree via student-Ladok code and link

If you are a student or alumnus and hold a degree, you can log in to Ladok for students and retrieve a code for sharing information about your degree. By sharing the control code, you make it possible for the recipient (e.g. an employer) to access information about your degree and its content. If you want to see for yourself what is shared with the recipient, you can log in with the control code and your personal identity number. The same code can be used several times and for several recipients.
You share your degree by:


• Logging in to Ladok for students and go to ”Degrees and certificates”
• Selecting ”Share degree”
• Sharing the retrieved control code with any recipient


Digital degree certificates

You will receive your digital degree certificate by e-mail and can forward it to employers and other universities digitally. This avoids paper copies and scanning. The degree certificate is a PDF / A file that has been digitally signed. To open the degree certificate correctly, you can download it to your computer and open it with a PDF reader. If you open it with a PDF editor, there is a risk that you will not be able to open it since the document is not allowed to be edited.

Your degree certificate is not password protected. If your computer still asks for a password, you are using the wrong type of program, please try a PDF reader instead. PDF readers can be downloaded without charge from the internet. If you or someone else wants to verify your degree certificate, click on one of the signatures or transaction number on the degree certificate. You will be redirected to the verification page where a green banner shows up stating that the transaction number is valid.

Should you lose the file with your digital degree certificate, contact us at examen@su.se so that we can send it to you again.


Degrees issued on paper (before May 31st 2019)

If you have a diploma issued on paper, you cannot get a new digital diploma, you can get a certified copy of your diploma either by post or email, see section “Verified copy of your degree”.

If you are a student or alumnus and hold a degree, you can log in to Ladok for students and retrieve a code for sharing information about your degree. By sharing the control code, you make it possible for the recipient (e.g. an employer) to access information about your degree and its content. If you want to see for yourself what is shared with the recipient, you can log in with the control code and your personal identity number. The same code can be used several times and for several recipients. See Section Verify degree information via Student Ladok.

Verified copy of your degree certificate

A replacement certificate will not be issued if you have lost or damaged your original certificate. If your degree certificate was issued before 2017, you may order a verified copy from the Stockholm University Archive (arkivet@su.se). https://sub.su.se/en/form/bestallning-arkiv

If you have a degree certificate issued after 2017, please contact examen@su.se. If you have a digital degree certificate issued after 1 June 2019, you may apply for a verified copy or contact examen@su.se for a new file.

 

Degree Office

Email: examen@su.se
Phone: 08-16 10 85
Phone hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10.00–11:00

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