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Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

The following information is for students at Institute of Technology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Faculty of Educational Sciences. Students at the Faculty of Health Sciences find their information at the Student Affairs Office at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

Student Affairs Office at The Faculty of Health Sciences

How to apply for a certificate.

You can apply through Studentportalen (Student services/Degree application) electronic application or by an application form.  The form can be downloaded as a pdf below or you find it at the student reception desks on the Linköping or Norrköping Campus.


If you apply by application form you must submit a transcript of the exam grades (in English and Swedish). You find the verifiable transcript in Studentportalen or a transcript at the student recetion desks.

  • for courses you have studied at other academic sites if they are to be included in your degree certificate.
  • submit verification of any formal decisions related to your study programme and degree, for instance the academic credit points you have transferred, switched courses, study programme decisions, individualized programme.

It takes between eight and ten weeks to complete the formalities and issue the certificate. During June, July, August and December the processing time is extended. You can avoid delays by submitting correct data on the official forms. Please double-check the accuracy of all data on your file transcript, especially the title of your degree paper. Remember, application processing will not commence until the file is completed with all final grades and title of your degree paper.

The degree certificate will be issued in Swedish and English. It is important that the project title is translated to English. The degree certificate is free of charge.

Application form

Student service desk

Diploma Supplement              

In accordance with a decision by the government, Linköping University automatically and free of charge issues a diploma supplement (enclosure to the degree certificate) describing the course or programme and defining its academic level in the educational system. A Diploma Supplement is intended to help define and evaluate a Swedish degree when employment or continued education is sought in Sweden and abroad. The supplement will be issued in English and follows the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. Detailed information is available from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (Universitets- och högskolerådet) and transparent partner in European and international cooperation.

Diploma Supplement (Example)

Swedish Council for Higher Education

How do I get my Degree Certificate/Diploma Supplement?

With your degree certificate a Diploma Supplement will be included. The documents will be sent to you by registered post to the address you fill in on the application. You will receive a dispatch note or sms and have to go to the delivery point to pick up the envelope. In Sweden it will be kept there for 14 days.


Contact information


Office of Degree Administration
Linköping University
Terra building, entrance 37
SE-581 83 Linköping

Telephone: +46 13 28 10 00 (vx)


Office of Degree Administration
Linköping University
SE-601 74 Norrköping

Telephone: +46 13 28 10 00 (vx)

Management and Staff

Page manager: agneta.dryselius@liu.se
Last updated: 2014-06-30