Diploma certificate

Have you completed your study programme – what next?

1. Check if your education plan is updated and correct

The degree is awarded when you meet the requirements of an approved education plan, in accordance with your study programme. Please check that your education plan is updated and approved. Contact your study advisor if you need to make any changes to it.

2. Check your name on Studentweb

We kindly request that you check your name and surname on Studentweb to ensure that it is correctly spelt in the student database system. In order to correct any typos or errors, please contact the Student Information Centre (SiT).  

3. Collect and share your results though the Diploma Registry (Vitnemålsportalen)

When your degree is awarded, you will receive an automatic e-mail from us and your results will be available on the Diploma Registry (Vitnemålsportalen). 

The Diploma Registry is a new digital service developed on behalf of the Ministry of Education where graduates and current students can collect their results for all higher education taken in Norway and share these with educational institutions, potential employers and other relevant parties. The Diploma Registry makes it easier to share information about your degree and grades when you are applying for jobs or further studies.

You can log in to The Diploma Registry using the electronic ID-portal (MinID, BankID on mobile, BankID, Buypass or Commfides) or Feide (Federal Identity Management in the educational sector). When you log in, the system will retrieve all your results directly from the institution’s database. Only you can log onto the Diploma Registry and view your results. A recipient can only see your results if you have given them access. In the Diploma Registry you can generate a link which can easily be sent to selected recipients or you can save your results in a PDF file. You can also choose what language you want the results to appear in (Bokmål Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian or English).

4. Apply for a hard copy of the Diploma certificate

Students who wish to receive a hard copy of their Diploma certificate must apply via the electronic form: Application for Diploma certificate. You cannot apply for the Diploma certificate before you have received all your grades and your education plan is approved. Please note that the hard copy of your Diploma certificate will not be issued and sent automatically.

It is also very important for you to be aware that the original Diploma certificate and Diploma Supplement are issued only once and you are thus requested to take good care of your documents.

It is especially important for all international students to apply for their Diploma as soon as they receive all grades.

5. Copy e-mails and files from your NMBU accounts

Your role as a student at NMBU will expire approximately three months after your degree is awarded and your access to student accounts will be deactivated (e.g. e-mail and OneDrive). Remember to copy the e-mails and files you want to keep before the role expires. You will receive an e-mail stating the date your student role will expire. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the IT-services

The way forward

NMBU’s Career Centre offers guidance and job seeking courses as well as tips for your job search in Norway, visit the Career Centre’s webpage or Facebook: the Career Centre at NMBU.

Information about postgraduate course with the Centre for Continuing Education at NMBU is available here or on Facebook: NMBU Videreutdanning.

Which language is the Diploma certificate issued in?

Diploma certificates are issued in Norwegian, unless the program is entirely in English - then the Diploma certificate will be in English.

You will receive the Diploma Supplement (DS) in English automatically with your Diploma certificate.

You can also share your results in Norwegian (Bokmål or Nynorsk) or English through the Diploma Registry.

If you need your Diploma certificate to be translated into another language than it was issued, you would need to provide the translation yourself. We recommend using a certified translator.

Does your diploma need to be corrected?

If you find an error on your Diploma certificate, please send an e-mail to vitnemal@nmbu.no within one month after receiving the Diploma certificate.

You have to bring your Diploma certificate and Diploma Supplement to Student Information Center (SiT) or post it to the address: Department of Academic Affairs, NMBU, Postboks 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway

Upon receipt of your Diploma certificate, it will be corrected and sent back to your address.

Please note that a new Diploma certificate will not be issued because of a change in your education plan or an improvement of grade in a course included in the degree. In such cases, an improvement of grade(s) will appear in the Diploma Registry or a transcript of grades. If you do not have access to the Diploma Registry, can request Student Information Centre (SiT) to issue you a transcript of records.

A new diploma will not be issued because of a change of name after your degree has been awarded.

Have you lost your diploma?

If you have lost your diploma and you live in Norway, we recommend using the Diploma Registry.

If that is not sufficient, you can ask for a confirmation of your completed degree or a certified copy of your diploma. We ask you to contact us at vitnemal@nmbu.no. A certified copy of your Diploma certificate may be issued only if there is a hard copy of the document in our archive.

Under special circumstances (for example theft, fire or water damage) you may receive a duplicate of your Diploma certificate. You must submit a written application to vitnemal@nmbu.no together with valid documentation. Valid documentation may be in the form of a police report if your diploma was stolen, confirmation from your insurance company in the event of fire, or the remains of the diploma if it was destroyed.

Please note that a duplicate may be issued only if detailed information about yours grades exists in our administrative system. In other cases, you will receive a confirmation of the completed degree and transcript of records or a certified copy of your Diploma certificate. This applies especially to older degrees.

If you have any questions regarding your Diploma certificate or the Diploma Registry, please contact the Department of Academic Affairs at vitnemal@nmbu.no.

Published 7. March 2014 - 7:49 - Updated 1. August 2019 - 13:38