Degree Certificates

You must apply for the degree certificate yourself and you can send in your application once you have finished your studies. A degree certificate is a verification that you, through your studies, have acquired knowledge and abilities up to a certain level.

Applying for a Degree Certificate

You apply for your degree certificate at the university where you completed the last course of your education. Your application will be assessed against the applicable national and local graduation rules.

At University of Gävle, you apply via "My Studies" at the Student Portal.

 

Check Your Information Before You Apply

Only courses with a final grade, that is finished courses in Ladok, may be included in the degree certificate issued by the University of Gävle.

Please do not apply for a degree certificate until you have verified that all the courses that you intend to include in the degree certificate have been reported as finished courses in Ladok. If you apply for a degree certificate before all courses are completed and reported in Ladok, your application will, most likely, be dismissed.

  1. So before you apply for a degree certificate you need to check that all the courses you want to include in your degree are reported as finished in Ladok, i.e. that the courses have a weighted grade for the course as a whole, and not just grades on some or all of the course components, reported in Ladok. Please contact the faculty in question for any measurements regarding grades, before submitting your application.

  2. You also need to check that all the personal information is correct in Ladok. You can check your personal information and courses in the Student Portal. Data of first name, surname and personal identity number, or student number, in the degree certificate is transferred from Ladok at the time of issue, and cannot be changed in an already issued degree certificate. So please check your information and if something is wrong, you can contact ladoksupport@hig.se for a correction, before applying for degree certificate.

Grading system

  1. A Excellent, B Very Good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, F Fail, FX Fail (some more work required to pass)  
  2. G Pass / Pass Course only, U Fail
  3. G Pass, VG Pass with Distinction, U Fail

 

Higher Education Credits

According to the most recent graduate regulations each exam must consist of exactly the number of credits stipulated, that is, neither more nor fewer credits than allowed.

If you, in your application, have specified courses that cover more credits than the maximum credits allowed, the University of Gävle will exclude course(s) to correspond to the maximum credits allowed.

 

Master Degree

Master Degree (60 credits)
If you apply for Magisterexamen, Master Degree (60 credits), you must submit:

  • Degree certificate for earlier Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.

If you apply for Teknologie magisterexamen, Master Degree of Science (60 credits), you must submit:

  • Degree certificate for earlier Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.
  • Grade certificate and course syllabus, in Swedish or in English, for studies in Matematik/Tillämpad matematik (Mathematics/Applied Mathematics), 30 credits, clearly stating the main field of study. (Alternatively, you can apply for Filosofie Magisterexamen, which doesn't require earlier studies in Mathematics.)

If you apply for Ekonomie magisterexamen, Master Degree of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits), you must submit:

  • Degree certificate for earlier Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.
  • Grade certificate and course syllabus, in Swedish or in English, for studies in in Nationalekonomi (Economics), 30 credits, clearly stating the main field of study. (Alternatively, you can apply for Filosofie Magisterexamen, which doesn't require earlier studies in Economics.)

Master Degree (120 credits)

If you apply for Masterexamen, Master Degree (120 credits), you must submit:

  • Degree certificate for earlier Bachelor Degree, or equivalent.

Go to the Student Portal to apply for your degree certificate
You find the application form under "My studies".

The Degree Certificate Includes

The degree certificate states the degree awarded, the courses included, course grades and the date they were completed. The degree certificate is in both Swedish and English. Additionally, you receive a diploma supplement which is an appendix in English describing the implemented education and its place in the educational system.

Office Turnaround Time

The office turnaround time varies during the year and depends on the nature of the application but normal processing time is six to eight weeks from the date the University of Gävle receives a complete application. It is not possible to speed up individual cases nor to gain priority. All applications are processed as quickly as possible. The degree certificate will be sent to you by post as soon as it is issued, based on the address information in Ladok. You can check, and change, the address yourself through the Student Portal.

Contact Information

Email
studentcentrum@hig.se

Phone
+46-26-64 85 00 (switchboard)

Phone hours
Tuesday 09.00 - 10.00
Friday 09.00 - 10.00

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