When you have finished your studies and fulfilled the requirements for a degree you must apply for your Degree Certificate. The Degree Certificate is the formal proof that the education has been completed.
The content of the Degree Certificate
The degree certificate includes the name of issued degree, the courses included with official grades and date of completion. The Degree Certificate is bilingual in Swedish and English.
The Degree Certificate is complemented by a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is a description in English that explains your education and how it relates to the Swedish Higher Education System.
The Degree Evaluations Office will evaluate whether your application fulfills the requirements for a degree certificate according to Local System of Qualifications at the University of Skövde (pdf). You will be contacted if additional information is needed. If your application does not fulfill the requirements it will be rejected and you will receive a refusal decision. A refusal decision can be appealed.
The degree certificate is sent to you as a mail if you have an address in Sweden. If you have an address abroad the degree certificate is sent to you as a registered mail, which means that you personally have to retrieve it at your local Post Office. Therefore, it is important that you provide the application with your correct and complete address. You can make a request in your application to collect your Degree Certificate from our Student Affairs Office. The processing time for a degree varies depending on the time of year, although it normally takes about two-three months.
Anyone who has a degree issued at a Swedish university can share information about their degree with any recipient (e.g. an employer). Sharing is done by retrieving a control code and communicating it to a recipient, who can use the code to access information about the degree and its content.
Please be aware that your Degree Certificate is a unique valuable document. Although if the Degree Certificate is lost, damaged or destroyed in some way, the university can provide you with a copy of your Degree Certificate.
Updated: 10/20/2021 9:55:02 AM
Degree Evaluations Office
University of Skövde Examen Box 408 541 28 Skövde Sweden