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Degree Certificates and Transcripts

**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - CURRENT SERVICES AVAILABLE**

CERTIFICATES

We have now resumed our print services for the obtaining of certificates – please see below on this page for further information on how to do this.

All students are normally issued with one free paper version of their degree certificate upon graduation. You cannot obtain a degree certificate from Cambridge unless a degree has been conferred (awarded) at a degree ceremony either in person or in absence.

Degree certificates are also available online for those who have graduated since March 2020. All those who graduated between March 2020 and February 2022 should have received an email advising how to access the certificate - if you have not received an email, and fall into the category of graduating between March 2020 and February 2022, then please email studentregistry@admin.cam.ac.uk to request this. Online certificates will be available 10 working days following any given ceremony. 

Online certificates are currently NOT available to anyone who graduated prior to March 2020. 

TRANSCRIPTS

We are not able to process any requests for paper versions of transcripts until further notice.

If you wish to have access to your official transcript you can do so electronically via Digitary - it can be shared online with other organisations for job applications and at other education institutions. For further information please see the following link: https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/graduation-and-what-next/degree-certificates-and-transcripts/academic-transcripts 

PLACING ORDERS FOR CERTIFICATES

Please read all of the available information on these pages carefully before placing your order. If, having read the information, you have any questions please contact studentregistry@admin.cam.ac.uk

Paper versions of degree certificates can be ordered via our Online Store. Please click the link on the item you want in the table below to access the Online Store. Once you have clicked the link for the item you wish to purchase you will be taken to the landing page for the online store – from here you will need to use the page as you would for online shopping (select quantity, add to basket, proceed to checkout etc):

Paper version of Degree Certificates

£15 per degree

Your degree must have been conferred (awarded) in person or in absence at a degree ceremony for you to purchase a replacement certificate. This version is an exact replica of the original version of the certificate you received at your ceremony - the only difference will be the date of production which will be listed as the day that your order was processed. 

Alternative design degree certificates

£40 per degree

Please note that you can only order an alternative degree certificate if your programme is conferred at a ceremony at Senate House. Allow up to 3 months for dispatch.

DHL delivery service

£15 per address

You should only purchase DHL if you are ordering a paper copy of a degree certificate or transcript – DHL should not be purchased alone. 

Owing to high demand it may take up to 28 working days to process and dispatch replacement certificates. For the alternative design degree certificates, we advise to allow up to 3 months for the dispatch of these. To ensure a fair service to all we are unable to expedite orders.

Alternative Design Degree Certificate

The alternative design degree certificate is a larger document and more intricate than the replacement degree certificate – essentially, this version is a display version as opposed to one that could be used for proof of qualifications. It is in A3 and hand calligraphed with your name and degree type hence the 3 month allowable dispatch time. 

Alternative design degree certificates are not available for all programmes. If you would like to place an order for an alternative certificate but are unsure if you are eligible to then please email studentregistry@admin.cam.ac.uk before placing your order so that it can be investigated - if your programme is not one that is eligible for the alternative style certificate, then this will save you the time of placing the order only for it to be cancelled and a refund processed.

DHL Delivery Service

The option for DHL delivery service is at an additional cost of £15.00 per address. Choosing DHL delivery is strongly recommended to ensure safe delivery – especially for overseas addresses. The University does not accept responsibility or liability for items lost in transit.

DHL is available to purchase on the Online Store and will need to be added to your basket as a separate item to the degree certificate.

Where multiple deliveries are required, you will need to purchase DHL separately for each different address. For example, if you need delivery to two different addresses you would need to add 2x DHL delivery service to your basket which would total £30.00 on top of the amount for the document(s).

General Information

Requests for degree certificates must be made by the student or former student themselves. Requests for degree certificates by a third party will not be actioned.

If your name has changed and you wish to update this on your certificate please contact studentregistry@admin.cam.ac.uk. You will need to attach a scanned copy of your passport ID page or other legal document to this email and this will need to be done before placing your order. 

The Student Registry has no connection with GCSE / A-Level examinations or overseas examinations. These are administered by Cambridge Assessment (previously known as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate). For information on these topics (including past exam results) please visit the Cambridge Assessment website.

If you have any further questions, please see the following page for Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/graduation-and-what-next/degree-certificates-and-transcripts/degree-certificates. If your question is not answered on this page, please contact studentregistry@admin.cam.ac.uk and we will endeavour to assist you.