The course certificate is regulated by local regulations and consists of the course’s scope, grading scale, your achieved grade and the date of the grading.
Local Regulations for courses and examinations First and Second Cycle Levels
(link will be published when the English translation is available).
The original course certificate is digital with a verifiable signature. The course certificate is bilingual (in both Swedish and English).
Course certificate example
Course certificates are issued for specific courses, with one certificate per course. If it's a degree certificate for a completed education you're after, you can find out more about that at this website: Degree
If you need a certificate for all of your results from your studies at Linnaeus University you can get an Official transcript of records.
Official transcript of records example
In order for a course certificate to be issued you have to have passed the course and the final grade for the course must be entered in Ladok. You can check to see if the final grade has been entered by logging on to the student services www.student.ladok.se, where your results are presented.
Course certificates are not issued for transferred credits, however they are presented in an Official transcript of records. Course certificates are not issued for third-cycle courses, however you can have a certificate of course completion issued by the research secretary at the department/faculty to which the course belongs.
You apply for a course certificate by either filling out the form below or emailing your name, personal identification number and your course code and course title to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions and answers about course certificates
Will the course certificate be sent digitally or by mail?
Nowadays Linnaeus University issues digital course- and degree certificates and the document (a pdf-file) sent to you via e-mail is the original course certificate. The course certificate is signed with a digital, verifiable signature. If the document is printed out, it becomes a copy of the original and verification of the signature is no longer possible.
Why can’t I open the course certificate?
To open your course certificate correctly you first need to download it to your computer and then you can open it with a pdf-viewer. If you try to open it with a pdf-editing program, you probably can’t open it since it is locked from editing.
Do I need a password to open the course certificate?
Your course certificate is not password-protected. If your computer requests a password, you are using the wrong kind of program, so please try to use a pdf-viewer instead. Pdf-viewers are available to download for free from the internet.
How can I verify the signature on the course certificate?
If you or someone else wants to verify your course certificate you open the document and click on the signature. The link will take you to the verifying-site and in the green banner you can see the transaction number to prove that the certificate is valid. By clicking on the link “View Audit Report” you can open the documentation showing when and by who your course certificate was signed.