A degree can be described as proof that you, through your studies, have acquired a certain level of knowledge. When you have completed your studies, you have to apply for your degree certificate.
Your degree certificate details which type of degree you have been awarded, the specific courses included in your degree, the grade you achieved for each course and the dates courses were completed. The degree certificate is in both Swedish and English. You will also receive a so-called Diploma Supplement, an appendix in English that describes the content of your degree, as well as its scope and level in the Swedish educational system.
Your degree can include courses completed at a different Swedish university or university college. If you have studied abroad, those courses might be counted towards your degree, after assessment.
If you do not follow a set degree programme, and instead combine your own courses, you have to make sure that the courses you choose fulfil the requirements for the specific degree you would like to obtain. It is therefore important to be aware of degree requirements at an early stage. It is of course also possible to take independent courses with the aim of further education, without intending to obtain a degree.
Degree certificates are issued by the degree office at the Office of Student Affairs.
Digital Degree Certificates
Karlstad University only issues digital degree certificates since March 2018. You receive an e-mail notification that your degree certificate has been issued. You can then log into Ladok for students and retrieve your degree certificate, which you can then forward to employers and other educational institutions digitally. You can retrieve the certificate as many times as you like. The document is a PDF and contains an e-stamp. The e-stamp proves that it is a genuine document and only works if the certificate is opened and read digitally.
You who have a digital degree issued before 6 February 2024 had this sent to your digital mailbox via the service Mina meddelanden or by e-mail. Your document is a PDF and contains an e-signature. The e-signature proves that it is a genuine document and only works if the proof is opened and read digitally.
A digital degree certificate cannot be obtained for a degree that has already been issued in paper format.
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Local Qualifications Ordinance
The Local Qualifications Ordinance details how qualification work at Karlstad University. If you have questions about its content, please contact one of our Degree Administrative Officers. You'll find the Ordinance to the right of this text.