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.
It contains the following eight sections of information:
Graduates in all the countries taking part in the Bologna Process have the right to receive the Diploma Supplement automatically, free and in a major European language.
The Diploma Supplement
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) introduced the Diploma Supplement in 2003, and it was presented to all graduates for the first time in October 2003.
Every graduate of FH Vorarlberg automatically receives the Diploma Supplement in English and German. There is no charge levied for the original copies.
FH Vorarlberg was awarded the Diploma Supplement label in 2005, 2010 and 2013 by the European Commission for its exemplary implementation of the Diploma Supplement.