Graduation and Diploma Supplement
The period open for students to register for graduation in June is from January to March. The registration is completed online on the University's intranet, Ugla. It is important for students to check whether they meet all the requirements for graduating before registering. The formal graduation ceremony is held in June each year.
At the graduation ceremony, 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 with a short description of the Icelandic higher education system and its structure. Students are generally asked to submit the Diploma Supplement when applying for admission to universities abroad.
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The University of Akureyri was in 2012 awarded the Diploma Supplement Label from the European Commission. Consequently the Diploma Supplement that students receive from the University at graduation is approved by the European Commission and is in accordance with their regulations. The Diploma Supplement is intended to provide an objective description of the study completed at the University of Akureyri, improve international transparency and thus promote the recognition of the education provided by the University of Akureyri, with international institutions and in the job market.
The awarding of the Diploma Supplement Label is an honour and recognition for the University of Akureyri. The formal awarding ceremony was held in Copenhagen on May 8th 2012 at the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the ERASMUS programme.