Diploma Supplement


Improves international transparency.

The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document accompanying a higher education diploma, providing a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed by its holder.

It is produced by the higher education institutions according to standards agreed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

The supplement is designed as an aid to help (but not guarantee) recognition – it is not a CV or a substitute for the original qualification.

The Diploma Supplement includes the following information:

  • Details of the holder of the qualification
  • Information on the qualification
  • Information on the level and purpose of the qualification
  • Information on the content and the results achieved
  • Certification of the addition
  • Disclosures on the national higher education system 
  • Other relevant information

Graduates in all countries participating in the Bologna Process have a right to have the Diploma Supplement issued automatically, free of charge and in a widely used European language.


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