Degree certificates are legal documents that prove you have successfully completed your course at the University.

Receiving a certificate

Your degree certificate will be presented to you at your graduation ceremony. If you do not attend your graduation ceremony, your certificate will be posted to the address you specified during online graduation registration.

It is important that you notify us if you change your address. If you do not update your address by the time we dispatch certificates then you will be required to wait until your postal service returns the certificate to us. On receipt of the returned certificate we will arrange for it be be posted to the revised address.

If your certificate is lost you may be asked to pay for a replacement.

Course Type Graduation Date Postage Date
Taught undergraduate campus-based July 2013 Posted between 18 July 2013 and 9 August 2013
Taught postgraduate campus-based

July 2013

January 2014

Posted between 18 July and 9 August 2013

February 2014 (TBC)

Distance learning degrees

July 2013

January 2014

Posted between 18 July and 9 August 2013

February 2014 (TBC)

If you were expecting your certificate to be posted but you have not received it please contact the Student Services Zone (registry@le.ac.uk).

Replacement certificates

Certificates are only replaced where the original has been lost or destroyed. When applying for a certificate you must give the reason why you require a replacement.

Certified copies of certificates

Certified copies of your certificate can be used to apply for a job or university course where you do not want to send your original document.

If you want a certified copy of your degree certificate you need to:

  • Bring your certificate to the Student Services Zone (view campus map) and state the number of certified copies required and the address you would like the copies posted to.


  • Post high quality photocopies of your original certificate to the Student Services Zone stating how many copies you require. Remember to include your student ID and the address you would like the copies to be posted to.

Student Services Zone
Fielding Johnson Building
University of Leicester
University Road

If you believe there is an error on your certificate please contact the Student Services Zone (registry@le.ac.uk). 

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