Doctoral degree

Applying for your doctoral degree

Application for your doctoral degree is made by submitting the form special application form, Application for doctoral degree or licentiate degree (F12)(pdf). The form can be downloaded or ordered from the Degree Certification Office. To be eligible for a degree certification according to the current Higher Education Ordinance your must meet a number of criteria. 

Degree certificate (diploma)

The degree certificate is a document that shows that you have met the requirements for a certain degree. The degree certificate from the University of Borås is bilingual (Swedish/English). The degree certificate will be issued as soon as possible after the completion of the application for the doctoral/licentiate degree.

The degree certificate contains an attachment, the Diploma Supplement  , which describes the obtained degree as well as its place within the Swedish education system.

It is important to note is that a degree certificate is issued only once in the original. It is possible to obtain a copy of the archive copy from the university’s archives. The examinations department saves these for two years and older copies can be obtained from the university’s archives.


If you are dissatisfied with the decision taken by the University of Borås, you have the right to appeal to The Higher Education Board of Appeals.