Applying for a degree certificate

To receive your degree, you as a student must apply for your diploma yourself.

You apply for your diploma in Ladok for students. If you have an active student account, you apply for your degree via Ladok for students. You can obtain a digital eduID and apply for your degree via Ladok if you have a Swedish personal identity number. If your student account is no longer active, you can apply via Ladok for alumni.

In Ladok, you can:

  • see an overview of your studies
  • download study certificates that can be digitally verified
  • apply for degree certificates

If you have studied at multiple Swedish universities or colleges, you will have access to all your study information with the same login. With your eduID, you can also log in to certain other university websites, such as

If you no longer have an active student account or an eduID/BankID, you can order a study certificate by sending an e-mail about a certificate of study.

Apply through Ladok

If you have an active student account, log in to Ladok for students by using your login credentials.

You can also log in with a student account from another institution. If you are logged in to one of your other institutions where you have studied, you can easily switch to Karolinska Institutet by clicking on the change institution tab and selecting Karolinska institutet.

If you have a Swedish personal identity number, you can obtain a digital eduID to use for logging in to Ladok for students.

Here's how:

  1. Go to and create an eduID.
  2. Log in with your eduID at Choose "eduID Sweden" from the list of institutions on the login page.

If your student account is no longer active, you can apply through Ladok for alumni. Log in to Ladok for alumni using BankID or Freja eID+ by visiting Ladok for students and selecting Ladok for alumni.

You can also log in to Ladok for students using your account for Log in through Ladok for students but select the "" button.

Read this before sending in your application

  • You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete. Before applying for graduation, it is crucial to verify that your personal information in Ladok is accurate:
    • First name, last name, and personal identity number are retrieved from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) to Ladok. These details in Ladok are stated in the diploma, and they cannot be changed afterward. If a preferred name is indicated in the population register, only the preferred name will be in Ladok. Therefore, if you want all your first names to appear on the diploma, you need to write a comment about this in your application or email along with your application, as we do not amend this once your diploma is issued. Therefore, check how your first and last name are displayed in Ladok when you apply.
    • If you have had a temporary personal identity number but have received a Swedish personal identity number from the Swedish Tax Agency, you need to notify us to have it changed in Ladok. Write a comment in your application or email along with your application.
  • Make sure that all courses to be included in the diploma are finalized in Ladok before submitting the application - otherwise, contact the relevant institution.
  • If you are enrolled in a program and have courses from other institutions that should be included in the program, you need to ensure that you apply for credit transfer within your program and have them approved before applying for graduation.
  • The diploma is issued in both Swedish and English. The diploma also includes an English description of your degree, known as a Diploma Supplement (DS).
  • In the application form, you can leave a message. Your message is typically read when processing your case. If your case is urgent, you can email
  • The date of issuance of your diploma is the date when the processing is complete and the diploma is issued, not when you submit your application or when you complete your last course within a program.

Your application is assessed against applicable national and local regulations. If the application is approved, a digital diploma with an e-stamp is issued, which you can download as a PDF file from Ladok. The diploma certifies that through your studies, you have acquired knowledge and skills up to a certain level and within a certain field. You can learn more about applicable regulations under Examination Regulations at Karolinska Institutet.

Common Questions about the Application:

Degree certificates issued before April 1, 2024, are issued on paper and sent to the postal address you have provided in Ladok.

Starting from April 1, 2024, degree certificates at Karolinska Institutet are issued digitally. You will receive a notification to your email when your degree is issued, and you can download your digital degree certificate as a PDF file in Ladok.

Previously issued degree certificates will not be replaced with digital versions.

The processing time varies throughout the year depending on the number of incoming applications and the complexity of your case. The processing time is normally 2 weeks. During peak seasons in January and June, the processing time may be slightly longer. Processing time may also be extended if there are credit transfers or other factors contributing to a prolonged processing time. If we have any questions regarding your application, we will contact you from Certain groups are given priority, such as professional degrees with licensing requirements from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

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