Degree certificates

How to certify your degree certificate and apply for a replacement.

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Postgraduate students (19-20 academic year)

If you are a postgraduate student who has recently been awarded your degree, your certificate will be produced by the Graduation Team. They have emailed all students with information on how to request your certificate. 

If you have any further questions, please contact:

The University does not issue electronic degree certificates. If you need proof of your degree before your certificate is available, your digital transcript in the ShARe system confirms your final degree award and classification.


Certified copies

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and a government enforced lockdown, we cannot provide any certified copies at this time. If you require proof of your degree please order a Confirming Letter.

​​​​​​Order a Confirming Letter

Please continue to check this webpage for further updates on when we can resume production of these documents.

You can usually request certified copies of your degree certificate from SSiD online for £10 (includes 5 copies).

You must:

  • upload a scanned colour copy of your degree certificate
  • specify if you'd like us to post your copies to multiple addresses 

Processing times

  • Certified copies can take up to 5-10 working days to prepare.
  • Certified copies produced from archive records can take up to 6 weeks if you graduated before 1998.

Restrictions

  • We can only certify degree or diploma certificates awarded by the University of Sheffield.
  • We can't certify copies of certificates that have already been marked, certified or notarised by a third party.

Replacement certificate

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and a government enforced lockdown, we cannot produce replacement degree certificates. If you require proof of your degree please order a Confirming Letter.

​​​​​​Order a Confirming Letter

Please continue to check this webpage for further updates on when we can resume production of these documents.

If you've lost or damaged your original degree certificate, you can usually request a replacement online for £30.

Processing Time

  • Replacement degree certificates can take up to 15 working days to prepare.
  • If you graduated prior to 1995, your certificate may take up to 6 weeks to prepare from archive records.

Restrictions

  • You're only eligible for one original copy of your degree certificate.
  • We can only produce your request if your original certificate has been lost, damaged, or destroyed. 
  • If your original certificate has been damaged, you must send your damaged certificate back to us before we can provide a replacement. 

Unclaimed certificates

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and a government enforced lockdown, we cannot process any requests for unclaimed certificates at this time. If you require proof of your degree please contact SSiD for further information.

Contact SSiD

Please continue to check this webpage for further updates on when we can resume production of these documents.

If you didn't collect your degree certificate at graduation, you can usually arrange to collect it from SSiD or have it delivered to your home.

If you don't use a courier or special delivery and your certificate is lost in the post, you'll have to order and pay for a replacement.

You cannot collect your certificate from the Events Team or request your certificate before your graduation ceremony.


PG Certificate / UG DLL Certificate Request

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and a government enforced lockdown, we cannot process any requests for these certificates. If you require proof of your degree please contact SSiD for further information.

Contact SSiD

Please continue to check this webpage for further updates on when we can resume production of these documents.

If you require your original postgraduate certificate (60 credits) or undergraduate Department for Lifelong Learning certificate, you need to request this certificate.

Processing time

The Student Administration Service will produce your original certificate within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your original PG or DLL certificate, please contact the Student Administration Service.


Delivery and collection

If you're ordering your documents for delivery in the UK, we strongly recommend selecting DHL courier or Royal Mail special delivery as these are more reliable.

For overseas deliveries, we recommend using a courier service

If you opted for collection, we'll email you when your document is ready.

For more information on delivery and collection, please visit the page below.