The aim of a higher education is usually a degree. A degree is a proof that you have acquired knowledge and proficiency to a certain level through your studies. When you have considered that you have completed your studies and want to get your degree certificate, you have to apply for it.
Apply for your degree
You apply for a degree from SLU in Ladok Student, which you will find from the student web startpage.
Once the application is submitted to the university, it takes one to three weeks before the degree certificate is sent to you. This is provided that all courses are completed, reported into LADOK and that the application is complete.
When you apply for your degree from SLU we would appreciate if you could also complete the programme valuation for your specific programme. When you and other students valuated our programs, we are able to improve them for future years.
Digital degree certificates
From 2 March 2020, only digital degree certificates will be issued. The certificate is sent to the email address registered in Ladok Student.
Certificates issued before 2 March, 2020 cannot be digitally reissued.
Since 1 July 2007 the Swedish higher education has gone through a radical reformation. All higher education is now divided into three cycles: first cycle, second cycle and third cycle. For a degree at second cycle a Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits is required. It is not possible to include more credits in a degree than needed to fulfil the requirements. The extent of a course or study programme shall be denoted by credits, with full-time study during an academic year of 40 weeks corresponding to 60 credits.