You will receive your diploma automatically if you complete your degree (bachelor's and master’s) at standard time.
Contact the Examination Office to order your diploma if you have been on exchange, taken courses at other universities, or your studies has been delayed.
What is a digital diploma?
The digital diploma is a digitally signed PDF document. The signature is valid as long as the document is not changed. Read more about digitally signed documents on Vitnemålsportalen and UNIT’s webpages.
How to receive the diploma
From Spring-semester 2022, the university will only issue digital diplomas. The diploma is available on Studentweb and Vitnemålsportalen.
The digital diploma can either be downloaded with the digital signature or shared using Vitnemålsportalen. Vitnemålsportalen ables everybody with higher education to share their results digitally with employers and universities in a secure way.
Students that previously have been issued diplomas on paper can not access a digital version.
Students without the Norwegian 11.digit ID-number will receive a paper version of the diploma on their registered home address. Make sure that your correct home address is registered on Studentweb.
Postpone printing of your diploma
Notify the Examination Office well in advance of the printing (June). You can postpone the printing of your diploma for two semesters after the grade has been achieved.
The diploma is a final document. We will not issue a new diploma if you have improved your grades or changed your name. The name on the diploma reflects your name completing your degree.
Do you need a paper version of your diploma?
Your digital diploma is the original document. It follows international standards and should be accepted by everyone.
If you are to apply to a foreign university or at a foreign employer, and they require a diploma and Diploma Supplement on paper, contact the Examination Office. Please do not make the order until you have the need!
The diploma will be sent to your registered home address, registered on Studentweb. Please make sure the address is correct.
We need three weeks to process your request. If you need it by July 1.st, please make the order no later than June. 9.th.
Ordering a new diploma
If your diploma is lost, you can order a new one, by contacting the Examination Office. The price for this copy is Kr 700,-.
The Diploma registry is a new digital solution in Norwegian. By using the Diploma Registry, you can collect your results from higher education in Norway and share them with potential employers, educational institutions and other relevant recipients. The Diploma Registry is free of charge.
You can also order your transcript on the StudentWeb.
All students who graduate from UiA will automatically and free of charge receive a diploma and a diploma supplement.
The diploma supplement is issued in English and provides a description of the programme of study and the degree that has been awarded to the student. The intention of the diploma supplement is to create transparency in higher education and facilitate academic recognition for further studies.
Credit and grading system
The academic year normally runs from mid-August to mid-June and lasts for 10 months. Courses are measured in "studiepoeng", considered equivalent to the European Credit Transfer System standard (ECTS credits). The full-time workload for one academic year is 1500 - 1800 hours of study - 60 ECTS.
The Norwegian grading system consists of two grading scales: one scale with the grades pass or fail, and one graded scale from A to E for pass and F for fail.
A Excellent - An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a very high degree and independent thinking.
B Very good - A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
C Good - A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in most important areas.
D Satisfactory - A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
E Sufficient - A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
F Fail - A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.