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.

How to apply 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 direct via Ladok.

Check your information before you apply

Before you apply for your degreee certificate you need to the following.

  1. Check that all the courses you want to include in your degree are reported as finished in Ladok. Please contact the faculty in question for any measurements regarding grades, before submitting your application. If you apply for a degree certificate before all courses are completed and reported in Ladok, your application will, most likely, be dismissed.

  2. Check that all your personal information is correct in Ladok. The first name(s) and the surname(s) in the issued degree certificate are the names automatically transferred from Ladok at the time of issue. Before applying for a degree certificate you must check that the correct names and the correct spelling are registered in Ladok. If anything needs correction, please contact studentcentrum@hig.se before you apply.

    Please note that we can not change your name in a degree certificate already issued.

How to apply for a degree certificate in Ladok

The Degree Certificate Includes

University of Gävle issues degree certificates digitally. The certificates is verifiable directly over the Internet. 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 e-mail as soon as it is issued, based on the address information in Ladok. You can check, and change, the e-mail address yourself through Ladok.

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

Grade Point Average

There is no national grading system in Sweden. The Swedish higher education institutions may determine freely which grading system is to be used for any of the courses on offer. Partly due to this variety of grading systems, no overall grade or GPA is given for a degree certificate and our graduate students are not ranked in any way.

There is also no officially determined methodology for translating the Swedish grades to any other foreign grading system.

Higher Education Credits

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

Email
studentcentrum@hig.se

Phone 
+46-26-64 88 97

Phone hours
Tuesday 09.00–10.00
Thursday 09.00–10.00

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-09-30
Högskolan i Gävle
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