With a university degree you are well equipped for the professional life outside the university.
There are three levels of higher education and degrees awarded follow the same level. A programme leads to a general or a professional degree.
A degree from Uppsala University is internationally recognised and will provide you with qualifications that are high demand in both the Swedish and international labour market. You will also be well prepared to pursue a PhD.
Degree certificates are documents that show that you fulfil the stipulations for a certain type of degree. The university where you studied the last course, which will be included in the degree, is the university that is supposed to issue the degree certificate.
A programme leads to a general or a professional degree. A general degree must always include a main field of study. A Bachelor's degree must also include a minor field of study. See main and a minor fields of study at Uppsala University.
Transfer of credits is always made towards a degree. There are two types of degrees: professional degrees (a special list applies) and general degrees (högskoleexamen, kandidatexamen, magisterexamen and masterexamen).
Closing ceremonies and graduation events
At the end of each academic year there is a closing ceremony for Master’s students who are completing their studies. Individual Master’s programmes and/or university departments may also arrange graduation events. Please note that you as a student actively must apply for a degree.
The Alumni Network
The Uppsala University Alumni Network is a global network for all former students and staff members of Uppsala University. To date, over 27,000 alumni in nearly 130 countries around the world have chosen to become members.
For more information about degrees, local policies and interim regulations:
Questions concerning transfer of credits:
If you need advice about your future degree, please contact:
Study Counsellors and Career Office
Students, who need to show their original Bachelor’s degree to the Graduation Office, please contact the University that issued your degree and ask them to verify your Bachelor’s degree by sending an email to email@example.com. The university need to confirm they have issued a Bachelor’s degree to you, together with the name of the degree and the date of issue. If this is not possible or you have an urgent reason to visit us, you may book an appointment.
Visiting address: Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7, Uppsala