Published: 20-03-2024 14:51 | Updated: 21-03-2024 10:15

KI introduces digital degree certificates from April 1

A student is sitting with his laptop in his knees.
Student with a computer Photo: Liza Simonsson

On April 1, 2024, KI will switch to digital degrees. This means that all degree certificate issued after April 1 will be digital and will no longer be printed on paper and sent by mail.

Digital degrees will be introduced for all first, second and third cycle degrees. According to Victoria Rosander, Head of Unit for Admissions, Examinations and Dissertations, the benefits of digital diplomas are many.

"The digital handling streamlines the processing, which means that students receive their diplomas faster. This is particularly positive for those students who will apply for a license from the National Board of Health and Welfare. The risk of falsification of diplomas is also minimized, as well as the risk of lost or missing diplomas. It will also be easier for our students to share their degree with, for example, employers", says Victoria Rosander. 

What does it mean for me as a student and doctoral student?

You apply for a degree via Ladok for students just as before. Once your degree has been awarded, you can retrieve your degree certificate by logging in to Ladok for students.

If you are an alumnus, you apply for a degree via Ladok for alumni.

For those who do not have a Swedish personal identity number and can no longer log in to Ladok for students, the process may be slightly different.

Background to the introduction

On behalf of Sweden's higher education institutions, the Ladok consortium has developed a system support for digital degrees with the aim of supporting the implementation and creating uniformity between universities. During the spring, 37 of 40 Swedish universities introduced digital degrees. KI's Vice-Chancellor made a decision on the matter on January 9 and the introduction is effective from April 1.

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