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Digital Diploma

Digital PhD Diploma

The PhD certificate is the documentation that shows that you are a PhD graduate from SDU.

The PhD certificate is prepared by the university, according to guidelines described in the rules.

Your PhD certificate from SDU is issued as a series of PDF documents. It consists of 2 documents:

  • Certificate cover with degree statement
  • Programme insert

All pages in the digital diploma are secured with an embedded verification link that allows the recipient of the diploma to view the document directly from the SDU server. This way, SDU achieves a high level of security in relation to the use of the digital diploma and the recipient  is assured of the genuineness of the SDU diploma.

A valid digital diploma must contain a verification link. If the link is removed from the diploma, the diploma is no longer valid documentation for degree and results from SDU.

When SDU issues a digital diploma on the university's secure server  a verification link will be embedded in the pages of the diploma. If the recipient of the diploma clicks on the link, he or she will be able to see the verified original diploma directly from the university's server.

From the Digital Diploma Mailbox you can send a copy of your diploma, directly from the SDU server to one or more e-mail recipients. SDU will appear as the sender of the e-mail.

In the Digital Diploma Mailbox, you have the option to provide time-limited access to a  third party. Time-limited access can be granted by:

• Selecting which documents third party should be able to see

• Selecting the period in which documents should be visible

• Enter one or more e-mail addresses where the access link is to be sent

In the Digital Diploma Mailbox, you can see who you have either sent documents to or granted third party access.

PhD diplomas issued before January 2020

Before January 2020 PhD diplomas were issued on paper. The diplomas are verified by the faculty PhD school. Please contact the PhD school by email

Find the FAQ regarding the digital PhD diploma here

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Last Updated 07.02.2020