7-point grading scale
If you are going to use your diploma outside Denmark, it is often a good idea to enclose an explanation of the Danish 7-point grading scale
What is a diploma?

The diploma is the documentation that proves that you are graduating from the University of Southern Denmark.

A diploma consists of a degree statement and a result overview. The university also encloses a Diploma Supplement and competence profiles in Danish and English.

The diploma is produces by the university according to guidelines described in the regulatory framework.

The name on the diploma
When SDU produces your diploma, we use the name information contained in the CPR register on the date of the creation of the diploma.

It is not possible to get the diploma with a different name than what is registered in the CPR register. If you change names after the diploma has been issued, it is not possible subsequently to get your name changed in your diploma.

Your name on the diploma is thus the name that is registered in the CPR register at the time of the creation of the certificate.

If you are a foreign student and not registered in the CPR register, we use the information that appears in our study administration system at the time of the creation of the diploma.
When can i expect my diploma to be issued?

The university has two months to produce a diploma and make it available to the graduate* (July is not included in the two months).

At SDU, we aim to make the diploma available earlier than what the deadline allows, but in busy periods where many students are graduating, waiting times can be expected up to the 2 months (July not included).

You can always print documentation for passed subjects from Student Self Service, before your diploma is made available in the Digital Diploma Mailbox.

*) The Examination Order stipulates the deadline for an university to produce a diploma and make it available to the graduate.

The PhD diploma is not regulated by the Examination order but SDU strives to have the same deadlines when issuing PhD diplomas

Lost diploma

If you have lost your diploma (issued before 1 January 2018), you may request a copy of your diploma by contacting SDU via sdu.dk/SPOC. You can not get a new original diploma.

If your diploma is issued before approximately 2013, it may take up to a month before you can get a copy of the diploma. This is because we need to find your diploma in our physical archives.

Copy on paper

From 1 January 2018, SDU issues exclusively diplomas in the new digital format. You can therefore no longer get your diploma issued on paper.

If you need a papercopy of your diploma, feel free to print it on paper of your own choice.

Verified diploma

It will usually not be necessary to get your printout of the digital diploma certified with stamp and signature, as the diploma is secured with a verification link. The link-address can be entered into an internet browser, whereby the diploma recipient can accesses the original diploma on the SDU server.

If you still need to have your diploma stamped and signed, you can contact the Student Service (Zonen) at Campus Odense, or contact the Student Services in Kolding, Slagelse, Esbjerg or Sønderborg.

Local storage of the diploma

SDU recommends that you download your diploma on your own computer and save it locally.

As a rule, you have access to the Digital Diploma Mailbox for a full year after the date of your graduation. After a year, you are responsible for storing your digital diploma locally for future use.

3rd party access

You can give another access to your Digital Diploma Mailbox by using the "give access to" feature in the Digital Diploma Mailbox.