For many employers, a degree certificate is a requirement when applying for a job and in many cases also a salary criterion. It is therefore important that you apply for the award of your degree. The year in which the degree is awarded can also have an impact, so apply for the award of your degree when you have finished your studies. It costs nothing, but you need to apply for it yourself.
Verification of your degree certificate
Your degree certificate is proof of your degree, but there will be times when an employer or another higher education institution will want to check that the certificate is genuine – they will want verification of your degree. This can be done in various ways.
All degree certificates issued by universities and higher education institutions must be accompanied by an appendix, known as a Diploma Supplement (DS), which includes a description of the objectives, content and level of the studies leading to the degree. The DS is an English-language appendix that describes the education and includes an explanation of the Swedish higher education system. It should facilitate the recognition and credit transfer of a Swedish degree when working and studying abroad, but also in Sweden. The DS is part of your degree certificate and should always be presented with it.
The DS for first and second-cycle degrees was introduced at Swedish universities on 1 January 2003. The DS for doctoral degrees was introduced on 1 July 2007. The DS is not issued retroactively at Chalmers.
Is your degree certificate already issued and you need a copy?
You can order copies from Chalmers central archive of degree certificates which are older than previous year and issued by Chalmers tekniska högskola AB and its predecessors.
For ordering degree certificate from this and previous year please contact email@example.com.