Once you have completed all your courses and all the final grades are reported by your lecturers into the student register Ladok, you need to apply for the degree certificate.
Keep in mind that it takes time to get your diploma issued. There are many applicants for the degree and the processing time can therefore be long at certain times. The diploma is issued free of charge upon request and it is written in both English and Swedish.
Before you apply
Check the following:
- Your name is spelled correctly in Ladok, otherwise contact LU support at Service Desk. Please note that the name on your diploma is based on your civil registration data.
- Your address and e-mail address are up to date.
- All courses included in your degree are registered as approved in Ladok.
- The spelling of the title of the thesis in both Swedish and English is correct; if not, contact the department and ask them to correct this before you apply for the degree.
- If any credits are missing, please contact the course coordinator.
How to apply
You apply for the degree certificate in Ladok for students.
If you have problems finding your degree in the list: limit the number of results searching by faculty (i.e. LTH) or by type of degree (i.e. Master). If you do not find your main field of study in the list: select 'other main fields of study' and specify in the next drop-down menu.
The degree certificate is issued by the degree office at LTH (E-building, fifth floor) and it is free of charge. The degree office will handle all applications in turn and the handling time varies over the year depending on the number of applications received.
The degree certificate with Diploma Supplement is sent by post to the address registered in LADOK. You can also state another address, anywhere in the world, where you want the certificate to be sent to. Please note that only one original certificate is issued so consider the safety of the postal services before you decide on the address you want it sent to.
It is also possible to pick up the degree certificate at the LTH faculty office by appointment.
The degree certificate is sent to your address registered in LADOK. To have the certificate sent to another address:
- change the address in Ladok
- alternatively, state your new address in the message box in the application.
All courses included in the degree are listed in the degree certificate. A diploma supplement is issued with the degree certificate. It provides a description of the degree, level, language, context, and content of the completed studies, as well as information about the Swedish higher education system.
Courses exceeding the degree requirements will not be included in the degree. You can print a "Transcript of records" in Ladok for students where the course will be included.
The degree certificate is bilingual—Swedish and English. The diploma states when the education is completed and when it is issued.
Ladok for students
You can order copies of your degree certificate.
E-mail the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Type "Order Copy of Degree Certificate" in the header.
- First and last name
- Personal identity number "Personnummer"
- Education completed, Year
- Postal address
- Phone number
NOTE! If your degree is issued December 2018 or earlier, please contact email@example.com
The first nine printed pages are free. After that there is a fee when ordering printed copies.
You can share information about your issued degree with any recipient e.g. an employer. Log in to Ladok for students and retrieve a code that you can pass on to the recipient.
By sharing the control code, you make it possible for the recipient to access information about your degree and its content.
In order to graduate, the requirements of the programme syllabus must be met. To be able to include courses from other programmes within LTH, courses at other faculties within Lund University or courses at other universities/colleges, a decision from the programme management is required.