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Degree Certificate

Digital degrees at Lund University from 15 April

During spring 2024, 37 out of 40 Swedish higher education institutions will introduce digital degrees. Lund University will do so on 15 April 2024 for degrees at all levels across all faculties.

This means that, you will be notified by email when your degree has been issued, and that you will be able to retrieve it by logging in to Ladok. There is no limit to how many times you can download your degree certificate. You can also send it digitally to employers and other higher education institutions, for example.

The certificate is instantly verified as it is an electronically stamped PDF file. The stamp confirms that it comes from a credible source and has not been
modified after being issued.

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 e-mail address is 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.

Service Desk

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.

Ladok for students

Practical information

The degree certificate is issued free of charge, at your request, when you have completed your studies. You apply for it via Ladok for students.

Ladok for students (Ladok web pages)

It is issued digitally as an electronically stamped PDF. The document is written in both Swedish and English and contains:

  • the title of your degree (for example, 'Master of Science')
  • your major and 
  • a list of all the courses included in your degree.

You can download your digital transcript as many times as you like. In addition, the Degree Office will continue to provide certified paper copies on request.

All courses included in the degree are listed in the degree certificate. 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.

There is also an appendix called the diploma supplement (DS). The diploma supplement is written in English and describes the nature, level, language and content of your education and its place in the Swedish education system. This document promotes the academic recognition and international comparability of your degree, thereby facilitating mobility for either postgraduate studies or employment.

Ladok for students

You can order copies of your degree certificate. 

E-mail the following information to:

  1. Type "Order Copy of Degree Certificate" in the header.
  2. First and last name
  3. Personal identity number "Personnummer"
  4. Degree
  5. Education completed, Year
  6. Postal address
  7. Phone number

NOTE! If your degree is issued December 2018 or earlier, please contact


The first nine printed pages are free. After that there is a fee when ordering printed copies. 

Lund University's regulations for the disclosure of official documents in electronic form (PDF, 78 kB). 

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.

You may also send a digital degree certificate as an electronically stamped PDF file to an employer or another higher education institution, for example. This applies to degrees issued after 15 April 2024. The Degree Office will continue to provide certified paper copies in case you need one.

Share information about your degree (Ladok)

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. 

As an alumni you can apply for your degree certificate via Ladok for alumni. You need BankID or Frej eID+ to log in. 

Ladok for alumni (Ladok web pages)
Freja eID+ (Freja web pages)

In case you can not access Ladok for alumni, please contact the degree office

Contact the degree office at LTH


Apply for your degree certificate in Ladok

Instruction video from Ladok

Watch this instruction video on how to apply for your degree certificate. 

Instruction video (Ladok web pages)

Ladok for alumni

As an alumni you can access Ladok via BankID or Freja eID+. You can issue Transcript of Records with a verification code, apply for degree certificate, share your degree with for example potential employers so that they can verify your degree. You can also change your personal information such as your email address.

Ladok for alumni (Ladok web pages)
Freja eID+​​​​​​​ (Freja web pages)

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