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Digital PhD Diploma

If the final evaluation of the PhD thesis and defense is positive, the PhD school sends it to the Academy Council who is given one week to comment on the final evaluation. If there are no objections from the academic council, the Faculty PhD school informs the author that they have been awarded the PhD degree. 

The PhD school  issues the PhD diploma. As of January 2020, the faculty issues digital PhD diplomas.

Your diploma is issued as a series of PDF documents. At The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences a complete diploma consists of:

• A description of the digital diploma 
• Degree certificate
• Transcript
• Final assessment 

The verified diploma is to be downloaded from the Digital Diploma Mailbox.

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 If the link is removed from the diploma, the diploma is no longer valid documentation for degree and results from SDU.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