Linköping University issues digital degree certificates. The original PDF-file is filed at the university, and a copy is sent to the student by e-mail. The certificate contains digital signatures, to verify that it is an authentic document issued by Linköping University. This will enable students to send a proper certificate by e-mail or through online application services. The signature shows that your degree is a true and correct copy of the original. The signature services that Linköping University use are sometimes time limited. This means that even though the copy of the degree certificate is valid, the signature will become invalid after some time. You can contact the Office of Degree Administration for a new signature if needed.
How do I apply for a Degree Certificate or a Course Certificate?
- By electronic application in the Student Portal
- By electronic application in Ladok for students
Use the contact form if you are unable to submit an electronic application
The application processing will not commence until the file is completed with all final grades and title of your degree paper. Please make sure that LiU has correct information about your name and Student identification number. After issuing the certificate no personal data can be changed. If you have received or are in the process of getting a Swedish personal identity number from Skatteverket you must change that in Ladok before applying. You do this by contacting Info centre.
The degree certificate will be issued in Swedish and English. A Diploma Supplement is enclosed 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.
The certificate is sent to the e-mail address you have registered in Ladok.
If you are applying for residence permit after completing your studies, you can get a temporary certificate when you apply for your degree. You can send the temporary certificate to the Swedish Migration Agency to verify that you have completed your studies before you receive the actual degree certificate. To apply for a temporary certificate please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Last updated: 2021-04-22