Once you have finished your studies you can apply for your degree certificate. On this page you will find a guide to applying, as well as general rules and information about degree certificates.
Applying for a degree certificate
You apply for a degree certificate in Ladok for students. Log in with your student account (if you do not have an active student account, you can get an eduID or use your credentials at universityadmissions.se to log in). You can also log into Ladok for alumni with BankID or Freja eID+.
In order to apply, all courses included in the degree must be completed and registered in Ladok.
Before applying, make sure that your personal data in Ladok is correct. If you have had a temporary identity/coordination number but have received a Swedish personal identity number from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), you must notify this in order for the changes to be made in Ladok. Please email email@example.com.
The front page of the degree certificate states the degree title you have been awarded and your main subject. Your courses are listed on the following pages. All information is given in both Swedish and English.
You will also receive a Diploma Supplement issued in English. It describes the Swedish qualification you have been awarded, its position in the system of qualifications and the Swedish education system. The intention is to make it easier for Swedish graduates to study and work in other countries.
As of 1 January 2022, Malmö University issues digital degree certificates.
Share information about your degree
If you are a student or an alum and hold a degree, you can log in to Ladok for students and retrieve a code for sharing information about your degree. Log in to Ladok with your student account. When logging in to Ladok at Malmö University, you will be given the opportunity to log in with one of these alternatives. By sharing the control code for sharing information about your degree, you make it possible for the recipient (for example, an employer) to access information about your degree and its content. If you want to see for yourself what is shared with the recipient, you can log in with the control code and your personal identity number. The same code can be used several times and for several recipients.
You share your degree by:
logging in to Ladok for students and go to ”Degrees and certificates”
selecting ”Share certificate”
sharing the retrieved control code with any recipient
Lost degree certificate
Have you lost your degree certificate and need a new copy? For certificates issued before 2024, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Certificates issued from 2024 onwards are downloaded directly from Ladok for students/alumni. Please note that you should not apply for a new certificate for a degree you have already been awarded.
In order to be awarded a degree, the courses listed in your application must fulfil the degree requirements of your main field of study.
In the syllabus, you can find the list of courses you need to complete to obtain your degree as a programme student. Generally, if you have completed your studies according to your syllabus, and completed all the listed courses, you will fulfil the degree requirements.
To find your syllabus, visit utbildningsinfo.mau.se find your programme and select the year you were admitted to the programme.
If you have not studied a full programme, your application for a degree certificate is evaluated according to the Degree Requirements (Examensbeskrivning) for your main field of study. The Degree Requirement documents are only available in Swedish.
This type of degree usually requires a certain number of credits and in-depth studies within a main field of study, as well as a stated number of credits from elective courses. There are exceptions, as some degrees from Malmö University require the main field of study to be combined with courses from a certain disciplinary domain.
If you need more detailed information, you are welcome to contact us using our web form:
The requirements for degree certificates are governed by the Qualifications Ordinance, an appendix to the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition, each university has the right to further regulate the degree requirements.
Once you have submitted your application, your case is placed in a queue based on the date we received it. We do not send confirmation that your application has been received, but you can follow your case via the page 'Degrees and certificates' in Ladok for students.
The processing time varies during the year and is longest during the summer. In general, it takes between 5 and 8 weeks to receive your degree certificate.
If you have a degree issued as of 1 January 2024, you can download the certificate directly from Ladok. When the certificate is ready to download, you will receive an email to the address you have stated in Ladok. It is therefore important that the email address in Ladok is correct.
Rejection and appeals
If we do not find that your application meets the requirements, you will receive a letter with an official decision rejecting your application. If you find the grounds of the decision unclear, you are welcome to contact the Degree Officer who processed your application. You will find their contact information in the letter.
If you disagree with the decision, you have the right to appeal the decision within three weeks. Your appeal should be sent to Malmö University's Degree Office, but the final decision will be made by the Higher Educations Appeals Board, a national public authority.