What is a Diploma Supplement?

The diploma supplement, a document attached to all degree certificates, provides a description of the nature, level/cycle, context, content, scope and status of the education that were successfully completed by the individual named on the degree certificate. The supplement also gives information about the education's place in the Swedish higher education system. The supplement also states that the international student has been admitted on special grounds other than general entrance requirements for higher education in Sweden, and that English has been the language of instruction. The diploma supplement, which is written in English, is automatically issued, is free of charge and is being issued to every student upon graduation.

The thought behind the diploma supplement is that it will be easier for universities, public authorities and employers in different countries to evaluate the education itself and where it stands in comparison to national counterparts.

For further information, please visit: The European Commission