The period during which students can register for graduation in June is from January to March. Registration is completed online on the University's intranet. It is important for students to check whether they meet all the requirements for graduating before they register. Formal graduation ceremonies are held in June each year.
At their graduation, students receive a graduate certificate,
two copies of their course history (in Icelandic and English) and a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is issued in a widely spoken European language (English), given automatically
and free of charge to every student upon graduation. The Diploma Supplement is a description of the studies students have completed and it also contains a short description of the Icelandic
higher education system and its structure. Students generally submit the Diploma Supplement when applying for admission to universities abroad.
Click here to view an Example of Diploma Supplement
The University of Akureyri has been rewarded with the Diploma Supplement Label from the European Commission. What this means is that the Diploma Supplement that students receive from the university at graduation has been approved by the European Commision and is according to their regulations. The Diploma Supplement should have an objective describtion of the study degree at the University of Akureyri, improve international transparency and underline the quality and validation of education provided by the University of Akureyri for international institutions and job markets.