Apply for the award of your degree

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Once you have completed your studies, you can apply for a degree. Your degree shows that you have completed a specific course of study or that you have studied a particular subject to a certain level. Often a degree is a prerequisite for further study or helpful when looking for a job.

Before you apply

You are welcome to apply for your certificate once you have completed your studies and your papers are in order. The Student Union fees must be paid and your contact details updated. Select your degrees and specify your course preferences when you log in to apply. It can take around eight weeks for you to receive your degree. It costs nothing to apply for your degree.

Everything must be ready

For the processing of your degree application to go smoothly, it is important for the application to be complete. It is only then that processing begins. So, make sure that your contact details and results are correct, that course changes and credit transfers are approved, and that Student Union fees have been paid before you apply for the degree.

The courses and degree projects to be included in your degree must be reported with a final grade. If any result is missing or incorrect, please contact the department. You can see your results in Ladok.

You can also get an overview of how your studies meet the degree requirements in The road to my degree – MEX:

MEX: The road to my degree
MEX: The road to my degreeFollow the programme plan, see your study results and apply for credit transfer of entire course.

Course changes and credit transfers

If you want to take courses other than those included in the syllabus for your programme, your director of studies must approve an exemption. The same applies to credit transfers of studies from other higher education institutions.

You can apply for credit transfers from page Transferring credits. Once the credits have been transferred, you can view them in Ladok or MEX. Read about what can be included in the degree

Compulsory students’ union membership

It’s compulsory to be a member of the students’ union when you are a student at Chalmers, and all the semesters that you study you need to pay a fee. This also applies for doctoral students. When you apply for a degree, an automatic check takes place. You may receive a message to contact the Student Union office (Kårservice) if something is unclear or any fee unpaid. If you can complete your application, everything is ready with the Student Union.

Correct contact details

For your name and personal identity number to be correct on your degree certificate, you must check that the correct details are in Ladok. Also check your postal and email address so that we can contact you.

We use your email address to notify that your digital degree certificate is available for collection in Ladok for students. Therefore, it is important that it also applies for a period after you have finished your studies.

If you have applied for a licentiate or doctoral degree, the degree is issued on paper and sent to the address stated in Ladok. If you do not want it to be sent to your registered address, you will need to provide a different address. Remember that your name should be on the door/mailbox if you did not enter c/o address, i.e. the name of the person registered at the address.

How is my name written on the certificate?

Update contacts in Ladok

Apply for a degree

Chalmers issues digital degree certificates

On April 1st 2024 Chalmers introduced digital diplomas for degrees at Bachelor's and Master's level. Degree diplomas at doctoral level will still be issued on paper.

More about digital degree certificates

Select your degree

When you apply, you select your degree from a list. The name of your programme will help you to decide which degree to select. If there’s something to consider specifically for your application, you can find it under the headings below.

Select elective courses

If you have collected more credits than are needed to meet the degree requirements, you can choose which elective courses you want to include by marking those courses when you apply. We accommodate requests as far as possible once degree requirements are met. If you do not have any particular requests, you do not need to tick the course selection box. You can continue with your application without ticking off any courses. Your degree will only include as many credits as are required.

Degree application

This is where you apply for your degree. The Student Union also make their check for unpaid fees.

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No CID for logging in?

If you no longer have an active Chalmers ID you can instead create an eduID to log in to apply. You can create an eduID if you have a Swedish personal identity number or if you are an EU citizen with eIDAS. Create an eduID.

Without an active CID or an eduID, it is not possible to submit a digital application. If that is your situation, please contact the Office of Degrees. Write “Degree application” in the subject line and provide your name, personal identity number and contact details with current email and postal address. Please also indicate which degree(s) you are applying for.

If you cannot apply digitally, you also need to email the Chalmers Student Union so that they can check that you have paid your fees. Before the Office of Degrees can upload an application, we must receive confirmation from the Student Union that your fees have been paid. During the summer, when the Office of Degrees and the Student Union office are closed, it may take some time for you to receive a reply.

After you have applied

Be patient!

Once we have received your application, the review process will begin. Then all you can do is wait! If anything is unclear or needs to be supplemented, we will contact you by email or by phone. Sometimes we contact your director of studies or study counsellor directly to clear up any issues. When the degree is issued, you will receive an email notifying you that you can collect your digital degree certificate in Ladok for students. If your awarded degree is a licentiate or doctoral degree, the paper degree certificate will instead be sent to you by post. So, you do not need to contact us after you have submitted your application.

When you’ve received your degree certificate, check that everything is correct. This applies to both diplomas on paper and as a pdf file. Please note that we are not able to adjust layout of transferred course credits. If you have questions about your degree certificate, please contact the office of degrees.

Celebrate your degree!

To pay tribute to the achievements of newly graduated students a graduation ceremonies followed by a graduation dinner is organised three time per year by Chalmers University of Technology.