Upon completion of your degree and conferral of your award, you will receive a degree certificate and official transcripts.
On this page you will find information on:
- UCL degree certificates
- University of London awards
- Replacement degree certificates for Institute of Education awards
- Replacement degree certificates for UCL awards
Degree certificates are legal documents and there should only ever be one in existence at any one time.
UCL will not be able to confer your award if you have an outstanding UCL tuition fee.
Certificate Dispatch and Delivery
Degree certificate and final transcripts are dispatched within 3 months from the date of conferral of your award to your home address on Portico. Please make sure that your home address details are up- to-date on Portico.
Documents are dispatched by first class Royal mail. You will receive an email to notify you when your documents are due to be dispatched.
EU and International Addresses
Documents are dispatched by DHL (International). You will receive an email to notify you when your documents are due to be dispatched with tracking information. Please ensure you provide an up-to-date telephone number as you may be called by DHL to arrange delivery of your documents.
Certified copies of degree certificate
UCL does not provide additional paper copies, electronic or scanned copies of the degree certificate. We do not certify copies of degree certificates. A solicitor or notary public will be able to certify copies of your degree certificate.
Name changes following the issue of your degree certificate
Your degree certificate will be issued in the full name as it is registered on your student record as can be seen on Portico. UCL will not re-issue your degree certificate in a different name once your award has been conferred., except where an administrative error has occurred or where the University is required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
If you have changed your name following completion of your course of study, (for example, through marriage, or by Deed Poll), and wish to demonstrate to a prospective employer or education institution that your degree certificate or confirmation letter belongs to you, supporting documentation showing the name change should accompany the certificate.
The following students would have been awarded by the University of London:
UCL students with degree levels awards prior to July 2008
Institute of Education students with degree level awards prior to August 2008
MBBS students awarded prior to July 2008. A very small number of students opted to receive a University of London degree between 2009 and 2011. Further information is available on the UCL Medical School MBBS degree certificates web page.
School of Pharmacy students awarded prior to 2012
If you require a replacement degree certificate for an award made by University of London, please contact the Diploma Production office. Their details are:
Diploma Production Office
University of London
32 Russell Square
Tel +44 (0) 207 862 8303
Fax +44 (0) 207 862 8287
- Advanced Diplomas
- Graduate Certificates
- Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas
All degree level awards made from September 2008 to 3 December 2014 were awarded by the Institute of Education.
You may request a replacement certificate via the relevant links below. Once your replacement certificate has been issued, the original degree certificate will no longer be valid and UCL will not confirm its validity if asked to do so by a third party. It can take up to 3 months to process and dispatch replacement degree certificates.
Replacement of your degree certificate that was lost in the post
If you never received your degree certificate because it was lost in the post, UCL Student Records will replace this free of charge. Please include your student number, date of birth, full name as registered at UCL and your home address in your request email to Student Records.
Replacement of your degree certificate that was damaged in the post
If you received your degree certificate but it was damaged in the post, UCL Student Records will replace this free of charge. You must notify UCL Student Records and provide electronic evidence of your damaged degree certificate. Please include your student number, date of birth, full name, delivery address and electronic evidence in your email request.
Replacement of your degree certificate that was lost, damaged or destroyed after it had been delivered to you
You must provide UCL Student Records with a sworn affidavit (statutory declaration form), signed in the presence of a Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths, stating the circumstances that led to the loss, damage or destruction of the degree certificate. If your lost degree certificate is ever recovered, you must destroy it as it will no longer be valid.
You will then need to email your signed affidavit to the student records team. Please include your student number, date of birth, full name, reason for request of replacement certificate, delivery address and the statutory declaration form in your email request.