Graduates are provided with one original certificate following completion of their course and confirmation of their award by the examination board.
At the time of issue all financial obligations to the University must have been met, otherwise the certificate will be withheld until the outstanding fees have been paid. Once the debt has been paid, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be printing certificates on a Tuesday only. (This is subject to change)
We are not able to send digital / e-copies of a certificate, only hard copies.
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email when your certificate is due to be printed , this will give you the opportunity to do the following:
Unless DHL posting has been selected all certificates are sent via 2nd class post (which can take up to 14 working days to be delivered in the UK) or normal airmail. Please note post to overseas addresses can take 12 weeks to arrive from the date they are posted if normal airmail posting is used (this could take longer due to the ongoing global situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19)
Graduates can only have one original certificate, however you can request a verified copy which will be sent to you via email.
Notarisation, Legalisation and the Apostille stamp
This is for students who are studying at selected overseas Study Centres with agreement with the University and the Study Centre.
Notarisation is the legal form of certification, to certify that a document or signature is authentic.
Legalisation is the process by which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office attaches an apostille (certificate) to a UK public document. Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine. It does not authenticate the content of the document. Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
For further information please download (word) Notarisation, legalisation and the apostille stamp.
Following recent government announcements providing guidelines on social distancing, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the university has asked that all staff work from home where possible. We are now in a position to print replacement certificates and verify certificates one day a week. Once payment is made, printing will be done on Tuesday every week. Please can payment be made by 4pm on a Monday * (see note below) Thank you
Graduates of the University of Sunderland are provided with one original certificate following completion of their course.
A replacement certificate can only be issued if the original has been lost or damaged. The replacement will be issued in the name that appeared on the original. The University will only re-issue parchments in a different name if the applicant meets the conditions set out in the following policy re-issue of parchment with a change of name.
The University does not retain spare copies of older style certificates and it is therefore necessary to issue duplicates on the current style of degree certificate.
Graduates still in possession of their original certificate can request a 'verified photocopy'. This is a scanned version and will not be posted to you. You must email a copy of your original certificate so we can proceed with this option. The cost is £5.00 Verification of Certificate
Requesting a Replacement Certificate - (for awards obtained from 1993 to present day)
To apply for a replacement certificate (£35.00) and/or a leather bound Parchment Tube (from £7.50) - please go to the University Online Store using the link below. Information regarding processing times will be sent to you once you have completed and paid via the online store:
If you are requesting a replacement certificate at your address is overseas, your certificate could take up to 12 weeks to arrive. You can pay for DHL tracking which is on the link with the replacement certificates.
Requesting a Replacement or Verification of your Certificate. For all results information - (for awards obtained before 1993)