Diplomas - Kunnskapsbasen
Are you a student and have questions related to the diploma or have you obtained a degree at NTNU? Here you can find more information about diplomas.
Norsk versjon - Vitnemål
You will receive the diploma automatically once your have completed the degree. The degree requirements is regulated by the study plan.
As an attachment to the diploma, you will receive a Diploma Supplement (DS). The Diploma Supplement is issued in English, and provides a description of the programme, a transcript of your grades, your academic qualification and a description of the Norwegian education system.
From 1 June 2022 NTNU will produce digital diplomas for those who complete teacher training (PPU), bachelor's or a Norwegian master's degree. If you complete an international master's degree, a joint degree or doctoral degree, you will still receive a diploma on paper.
Students who have previously been issued a diploma on paper, will not receive the diploma digitally.
Take good care of your diploma, it is issued only once!
What is a digital diploma?
A digital diploma is a diploma in PDF with a digitally secured signature. The signature is an insurance against forgery and is valid as long as the document is unaltered. If you have received a digital diploma, you will always have it available as a PDF-file that you can upload on your computer, or you can share it with others from the Diploma Registry. Learn more about how to verify a digital signature.
How do you receive the diploma?
- International master's programmes, joint degrees and doctoral degrees:
The diploma will be sent by letter to the home address you have provided in Studentweb (under My Profile). Remember that the address must be up to date and correct.
The diploma will be sent by registered post from the faculty. That means it will be returned to NTNU if you do not collect it from the Post Office within 14 days. The final date for collection will be listed on the notice you receive from the Post Office. You need to contact the faculty if the diploma is returned to NTNU.
- Teacher training (PPU), bachelor's and Norwegian master's degree:
You can choose to share your higher education records with prospective employers and others from the digital Diploma Registry.
I can't find my results in the Diploma Registry - what can I do?
Some older results have not been digitally recorded. If you can't use the Diploma Registry to share your results, you may request a copy of your diploma. If we can't provide a copy, you will get a confirmation of the obtained degree. It is not possible to get a new "original" diploma.
Have you lost your diploma?
NTNU has copies of the diplomas that have been issued. If you have lost your diploma, we will send you a copy.
If we do not have a copy, we may in some cases make a duplicate of the diploma. You must be able to document that the diploma is lost, for example with a copy of the police report if it is stolen or confirmation from the insurance company in case of fire. A duplicate is a copy of the original diploma on original paper, but stamped "DUPLICATE" in red on all sides. In some cases, it is not possible to make a duplicate, for example if your diploma is issued by an educational institution that does not exist (e.g. Gjøvik University College, Ålesund University College and Sør-Trøndelag University College). In such cases, you will receive a transcript of grades and a written confirmation from NTNU.
We highly recommend that you use the Diploma Registry.
Apply for student status after the degree is completed
If you have completed a bachelor's degree, master's degree or a doctoral degree at NTNU, you can apply for an active student status which gives you access to open courses. If you want to improve the grade after the diploma has been produced, you may document the new grades with a regular transcript of records.
Contact your faculty if you have questions related to the diploma. Please note that the Department of Teacher Education has it's own e-mail address:
Faculty of Architecture and Design (AD) → firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Humanities (HF) → email@example.com
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE) → firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Engineering (IV) → email@example.com
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) → firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) → email@example.com
Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences (SU) → firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Teacher Education (ILU) → email@example.com
Faculty of Economics and Management (ØK) → firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about copies of diplomas from previous university colleges that are now part of NTNU:
- Høgskolen i Gjøvik:email@example.com
- Høgskolen i Ålesund: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag: Contact the faculty that is responsible for the study programme today