Application for degree certificate

Degree diplomas and course certificates are documents that show that you fulfil the stipulations for a certain type of degree or course. The university where you studied the last course, which will be included in the degree, is the university that is supposed to issue the degree certificate.

Degrees and certificates are issued upon request. The degree certificate is issued in Swedish and English and is free of charge. It includes a description of the degree in English, called a Diploma Supplement (see example of how a Diploma Supplement Pdf, 467 kB. can look like).

When you apply for a degree, please make sure all courses, that are supposed to be included, are completed and registered in Ladok. There are three levels of higher education and degrees awarded follow the same level.

How to apply for a degree

You should apply for a degree certificate in Ladok. Log in to Ladok with your student account. If you do not have a student account, please use eduID in order to log in. In the latter case you use the alternative eduID instead of Uppsala University when logging in to Ladok. If you would like to apply for a Licentiate degree or a Doctoral degree you can use your employment account to log in to Ladok.

The application has a box where you can write information you might want to pass on to the Graduation Officer. For example, it could be information about courses you would like to include although they do not show up in the application, or a request to send the certificate to a next of kin. The information you write on the application will be read as soon as the application is being processed which could be in two weeks time. Please email other kinds of messages to the graduation office.

Transfer of credits from another university

If you have studied at another university in Sweden, you can normally include these studies in a degree. In other cases, you may need to apply for transfer of credit.

You might need to show your original degree

Have you finished an Erasmus Mundus programme or a joint programme and have a Bachelor's degree awarded from a non-Swedish university? In that case, you must show your original Bachelor's degree certificate at the graduation office before you apply for your Master's degree. Book an appointment for showing the original by sending an email to

If you don’t have the original certificate you can contact the university that issued your Bachelor’s degree and ask them to verify it by sending an e-mail to They need to confirm that they have issued a Bachelor’s Degree to you, with the name of the degree and the date the degree it was issued.

How to receive the degree certificate

The degree certificate will be sent to you by registered mail. It means you will collect the certificate in person at a postal service point showing your identification card or passport.

Another option is to collect the degree certificate at the Service Centre in the Segerstedt Building in Uppsala. Please note, you have to show your identification card or passport to the staff. If you prefer to pick up the degree certificate in person, please include this information in your application. Don’t forget to let us know how to reach you to tell you the degree has been issued.

How long does it take to get a certificate?

The processing time varies during the year depending on the number of applications received. Normal processing time is within 60 days but can often take less time. Some groups are prioritised, for example professional degrees with licence requirements from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). If your degree application entails a decision on transfer of credits, the processing time can be extended.