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

In light of the current challenges due to Covid-19 please be aware the University of Leicester is running a reduced service and Student Services Centre staff will be working away from campus until further notice.  If you have any queries please contact us at studentservices@le.ac.uk.  We will still be responding to emails during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) however phone calls will not be monitored and the office will not be staffed. 

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Receiving a certificate

If you attend graduation, your degree certificate will be presented to you at your ceremony.

If you do not attend graduation, your certificate will be posted to the address that you provide us when you complete your graduation registration using MyStudentRecord. Please note: if we do not have an up to date address, we will be unable to post your transcript.

Documents are sent via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery or International Signed For Delivery. A tracking number will be provided to you once your certificates have been sent.

Regrettably, we now have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held on 14 to 17 July 2020.

If you are subsequently not available at that address to receive your certificate, we cannot issue another. You will need to wait until your postal service return the certificate to us; at which point we will arrange for it to be posted to your new address.

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

Course Type Graduation Date Certificate Issue Date

Taught undergraduate campus-based

Taught postgraduate campus-based

Distance learning degrees


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If you were expecting your certificate to be posted but you have not received it please contact Student Services on (studentservices@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 Centre (view campus map) and state the number of certified copies required and the address you would like the copies posted to.


  • Post/Email high quality photocopies of your original certificate to the Student Services Centre 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 Centre
Charles Wilson Building
University of Leicester
University Road

Email: Studentservices@le.ac.uk

If you believe there is an error on your certificate please contact the Graduation team (graduation@le.ac.uk)

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