Diplomas, transcripts and degrees

Upon completion of your studies, Nord University will issue your diploma and / or transcript. The appropriate document is issued automatically as soon as you graduate.


A diploma is issued to a student who has completed a degree or vocational qualification. In Norway, the diploma includes your transcript, with your grades and description of your course of study. Only one diploma is issued for each degree completed.  If you improve any of the grades included on the diploma, a supplementary transcript will be issued. Regardless of whether you complete your studies within the normal duration, or use extra time, you do not need to order your diploma. It will be issued automatically.

Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement is designed to meet the standards of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO and aims at helping mobile students by providing:

  • a qualification that is more readable and easily comparable abroad;
  • a precise description of their academic career and the competencies acquired during their studies;
  • easier access to opportunities for work or further studies abroad.

The Diploma Supplement provides a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is attached.

University of Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag University College hold the Diploma Supplement label in the period 2013 – 2016.

Diploma supplement examples:

University of Nordland
Nord-Trøndelag University College


A transcript, independent of a diploma, is issued to a student who has completed a non-degree conferring course of study. The transcript does not contain a description of the course of study, but includes an overview of courses passed and grades awarded.

If you require a transcript during the course of your studies, you may order it in StudentWeb.


Diplomas for conferred degrees are valuable documents, which are issued once only. Take good care of your diplomas. In exceptional circumstances and upon application with grounds, duplicates may be issued. A fee of NOK 1000 applies.

Elective bachelor degree

If you meet the requirements of the Regulations relating to studies and examinations at Nord University section 2, sub-section 3 (c), you may apply for the conferral of an elective bachelor from Nord University.

Applications are approved on the basis of completed courses.

For advice regarding which programmes and/or courses are suited to an elective bachelor degree, contact the relevant study advisor.

Application for elective bachelor

Contact information

Do you have questions about diplomas or related topics?
Contact your study location:
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