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The digital diploma

As per January 2018, diplomas at SDU will be issued as a digital document (PDF). SDU will no longer issue paper diplomas, where it's technically possible to issue a digital diploma.

The digital diploma is issued as a series of PDF documents. A complete diploma consists of up to 4 different files:

  • Degree statement and result overwiev
  • Diploma supplement
  • Competence Profile (DK)
  • Competence Profile (UK)

The graduate can access the digital diploma in the Digital Diploma Mailbox. From the Digital Diploma Mailbox, the graduate may submit the diploma to a third party, or allow third party to retrieve the diploma directly from the Digital Diploma Mailbox. The graduate may also download the digital diploma and store it locally, and send it as email attachment. Finally, the graduate may elect to print the digital diploma and submit it in a paper copy.

How do I verify that the digital diploma is genuine?

  • If you access the digital certificate directly from the SDU server because the graduate has granted you access via the Digital Diploma Mailbox, the Diploma will always be valid.
  • If you have received the diploma as an e-mail or paper mail, you can easily verify the diploma through the included verification link.

On all pages of the digital diploma, you will find a verification link. By clicking the link, or entering it into an internet browser, you will be able to retrieve the original diploma from the SDU server.

If there is no verification link on the diploma or you if you are unable to retrieve the original diploma from the SDU server when clicking/entering the link, the diploma can not be regarded as valid.

If you are still in doubt about the validity of the diploma, please refer to Educational Law & Registration at SDU, via SPOC or at phone 65501059.

See an example of a digital diploma.

See an example of the Diploma Supplement.

See information on the digital diploma for graduates.

Paper diplomas

Before January 2018, diplomas from SDU were issued on paper. Due to technical reasons, certain diplomas are still issued on paper after January 2018. A SDU paper diploma is valid only if it is embossed with the official SDU stamp.