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Here you can learn more about the administration of degrees at Lund University, and the help available to staff, supplied by the Degree Office.

What’s new at the Degree Office

Digital degree certificates

Lund University issues digital degree certificates from 15 April 2024.

The digital degree certificate is issued in Ladok and an electronically stamped PDF is generated, which reflects the decision registered in the system. Once the degree certificate is awarded, the student is notified via e-mail. The degree certificate can be downloaded in Ladok an unlimited number of times and the student/alum is able to send their degree certificate digitally to employers and other higher education institutions, for example. The electronic stamp confirms that it comes from a credible source and has not been modified after being issued. The content of the degree certificate is locked after it has been issued.
The Degree Office will continue to provide certified paper copies when necessary.

Informing students about degrees

Most students come into contact with the Degree Office only when they are about to complete their studies, but it can be useful to know about the different degree requirements early on, in order to plan the studies.

More information about local regulations on degrees and education

Detailed information about degrees and main fields of study is also presented on the web pages for students and the general public.

More information about degrees at

Degree certificate FAQ at

Information and support on degrees

The Degree Office, at the Student Affairs division, processes applications for degrees and evaluates international academic qualifications, with the exception of: degrees from the Faculty of Medicine; second and third cycle degrees from the Faculty of Law; and first and second cycle degrees from the Faculty of Engineering (LTH). These degrees are handled by the respective faculty.

The Degree Office also provides the following services to staff at Lund University:

  • Information and support on degree issues, including, help with interpretation and advice on how to apply degree regulations.
  • Help with issues regarding international programmes, and how to transfer credits to a Swedish degree.
  • Administrative support for application for credit transfer of prior learning.

More information on prior learning

Applying for a degree – this is how it works

Students and doctoral students must themselves request to have their degree issued, once having completed their studies. Most degrees can be applied for through the Ladok Portal. 

Visit the Ladok Portal

Students can also apply using a paper form, but we recommend submitting an online application, to facilitate the process for all parties.

You can find the application forms at

Please note! The following degrees cannot be applied for through the Student Portal:

  • degrees according to the 1993 degree ordinance
  • degrees from the Faculty of Law
  • degrees in music and music education
  • degrees in education.

Processing an application usually takes 60 days, but may vary, depending on the workload situation. During summertime it can take longer than this.

Verify degree information

A degree can be verified through a sharing function in Ladok. By logging into Ladok for students, a person who holds a degree at a Swedish university can retrieve a control code that can be passed on to a recipient, for example an employer. With the help of the code, the recipient can see information about the issued degree and which courses are included.

The digital degree certificate can also be sent as an electronically stamped PDF to employers or other higher education institutions, for example. This applies to degrees issued from 15 April 2024.

Read more about sharing degrees at


Degree Office
examen [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: +46 46 222 92 00

Telephone hours:
Monday 09:00–10:00
Tuesday 14:00–15:00
Thursday 09:00–10:00

Here you will find us:
Sölvegatan 29 B, Lund

Internal mailing code 13

Jennie Almqvist
jennie [dot] almqvist [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se 

Susanna Björklund
susanna [dot] bjorklund [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se 

Hanna Calner
hanna [dot] calner [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Joakim Hall
Acting head of office
joakim [dot] hall [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Anna Kettisen
anna [dot] Kettisen [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Jan Lundquist
jan [dot] lundquist [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se 

Helena Petré (leave of absence)
helena [dot] petre [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Holger Sjöfors
holger [dot] sjofors [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Imke Thormählen
imke [dot] thormahlen [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Monica Wendel
monica [dot] wendel [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se