Application for your Degree certificate

A Degree certificate is a document that shows that you have met the requirements for a certain degree.

PLEASE NOTE: A Degree certificate are not issued automatically at Swedish universities. You must first fill out an application.

You apply for a Degree certificate through My LTU/Degree certificate/Application for Degree certificate

Programme and Degree Structure

There are three levels of degrees:
1) bachelor
2) master
3) doctoral

The level of your degree is indicated in the curriculum/course requirements list and in the degree description.

Provisions

The national provisional rules are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2006:1053) as well as local rules at Luleå University of Technology.  

For further information about the local rules, contact a study counselor.

How to Apply for your Diploma

Applications are made in My LTU.  If you do not have an account in My LTU, then you can fill out the application form below.

You can fill in the application within the PDF document, but you have to print it out and send it to the Office of Diplomas.

All the courses included in the degree must be completed and registered with a final grade when you apply for your degree certificate. You can check this on My LTU.

Before your Application

The application for a diploma can not be submitted until all the courses included in the exam are uploaded into LADOK, the national documentation system for studies. The application will be returned to you if you have not completed all your courses.

Keep in mind that you may not have more courses in your transcript than the degree requirements, eg Bachelor 180hp, 120hp university diploma etc.

Diploma Supplement

Diploma Supplements are issued automatically and free of charge to all students who have successfully completed degree programmes at Luleå University of Technology. Diploma Supplement is issued in English.

The Diploma Supplement is appended to the degree certificate to facilitate academicand professional recognition of both foreign and Swedish qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates, etc.).

It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual namedon the original qualification to which this supplement is appended, and how university studies are organized in Sweden.

Courses at another university

If you have read courses at another Swedish higher education institution that should be included as optional courses in your degree, they will appear when you apply for a diploma via MITT LTU.

If they are not visible or if you apply via a form, you must submit a study certificate on the courses to be included in the degree, send it to examen@ltu.se.

Publication in Newspapers

Notice of degree conferral will be published in the following newspapers: Norrbottens kuriren, NSD, Piteåtidningen, Kirunatidningen, Haparandabladet, Västerbottens kuriren, Norra Västerbotten and Västerbottens folkblad.

If you prefer not to have notice of your degree conferral published, you must notify us via the message field in the application or via e-mail at: examen@ltu.se.

If you would like a notice published in newspapers other than the above, you must contact them yourself.

How long does it take?

We process the applications in the order they arrive. Normally the process takes up to 8 weeks providing that all courses are completed with a final grade and are in concurrence with the study plan.

At the end of each term we have more applications and the process time can increase.

What happens after the diploma is issued?

Your degree will be registered in the student documentation system, Ladok, and your diploma sent to you by mail (4 days in Sweden) to the address registered in Ladok.  If you have added a temporary change of address when you applied for your degree, it will be sent to that address.

Note! You will receive the only original version of your diploma. In the event that you lose your diploma, you can apply for a copy of the original.

What is an alumnus?

Coming from the Latin word meaning "disciple," today alumnus is used to refer to a former student of a higher learning center.  If you have studied at Luleå University of Technology, then you are automatically an alumnus.

Join the Alumni Network!

The Alumni Network is an influential network of over 30,000 members who have studied at the university. As a member, you will get access to exclusive offers and events.

  • You will receive invitations to alumni reunions in different cities around Sweden to which we invite interesting speakers or companies who talk about their recruitment needs
  • You will receive LTU Review, news from the university
  • A chance to influence a range of courses aimed at professionals
  • Information about special training and skills at the university
  • You can sign up as a mentor to a current student
  • You can guest lecture in your subject area or tell about your career path
  • You can receive a thesis student in your company
  • You can get help staying up-to-date with current research in your industry