The Diploma Supplement is a standardised document (defined by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) in accordance with Note#1) and supplementary to the degree certificate – the diploma or completion certificate, and it aims to promote:
- information transparency between institutions, thus facilitating mobility;
- national and international employability, thus facilitating the academic and professional recognition of the qualifications that were obtained.
The Diploma Supplement is merely informative, it is not a substitute for the diploma and does not constitute by itself a proof that someone holds the degree to which it refers
Furthermore, Diploma Supplements are only issued along with diplomas concerning courses within the Bologna Process – Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Degrees.
|How to request the Diploma Supplement ?|
- You do not need to request it, since it is issued along with the diploma and cannot be issued separately.
- Therefore, the question to be asked is “How to request a Certificate or a Diploma"
- The supplement is delivered electronically in a digital format, by means of Inforestud@nte.
The Diploma Supplement is a document attached to the diploma, and therefore it is only issued after the student requests the diploma. At the UC the format of this document is a digital file in PDF (Portable Document Format), downloaded at Inforestud@nte and authenticated online by using an alphanumeric code. [cf. Note#2]
|Activities that can be included on the Diploma Supplement:|
extracurricular activities accomplished by the Student must be certified so
that they can be included on the Diploma Supplement. The table below lists the
activities that were approved by the UC, the source of their certification, validation and registration on the
Student’s Academic Record.
|Activity||Source||Certified by||Information Entered by|
|Support to the development of Fieldwork and/or Laboratory work (not associated with the research that is part of the Cycle of Studies) *||O.U.||O.U.||O.U.|
|Pre-Professional Traineeships Abroad||DRI||DRI||DRI|
|Professional Traineeships Abroad||DRI||DRI||DRI|
|Final Assignment of a Cycle of Studies in a Foreign University||DRI||DRI||DRI|
|Peer support in the university residences (Programa "Apoio pelos Pares")||SASUC||SASUC||SGA|
|Student Tutor *||O.U.||O.U.||O.U.|
|Participation in the "Buddy - Adopt a Foreigner" Programme||DRI||DRI||DRI|
|Volunteer Tutoring Centre - NExT *||IUJP||Rectorate||SGA|
|Support for the Enrolment procedure of new Students at the UC||DG AAC||SGA||SGA|
|Support for employability-related activities||Service||Service||SGA|
|Member of Volunteering Programmes of the UC||Rectorate||Rectorate||SGA|
|Support for the Khan Academy||Rectorate||Rectorate||SGA|
|(Unpaid) support for the Summer University of the UC||Rectorate||Rectorate||SGA|
|International Volunteering outside the UC *||Entity||Rectorate||SGA|
|Civic Volunteering outside the UC *||Entity||Rectorate||SGA|
|Research Scholarship not awarded by the UC - Awarded by a national entity||SGA||SGA||SGA|
|Research Scholarship not awarded by the UC - Awarded by an international entity||SGA||SGA||SGA|
|UC Research Scholarship||SGRH||SGRH||SGA|
|Student Assessor of the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES)||A3ES||A3ES||SGA|
|Student Leader or Member of Junior Businesses of the UC||O.U.||O.U.||SGA|
|Student Promoter of Olympiads within fields of training of the UC *||O.U.||O.U.||O.U.|
|Student Ambassador of the UC Académica Start||Rectorate||Rectorate||SGA|
|UC Student Ambassador for the Secondary Education||Rectorate||Rectorate||SGA|
|Student Athlete (High Competition Athlete or with awarding of the Student-Athlete status; awarding of a medal; or with inclusion in the sports merit board provided for in the Student-Athlete Status)||EU||EU||SGA|
|Student-Athlete of the Sport Section of the Academic Association of Coimbra (AAC)||DG AAC||DG AAC||SGA|
|UC Student Young Association Leader - President of the Academic Association of Coimbra (AAC), (Member of the Board of the Academic Association of Coimbra, Member of the Cultural and Sports Sections of AAC, Member of the Faculty Student’s Association, Member of AAC Autonomous Bodies)||DG AAC||DG AAC||SGA|
|Student Member of the Autonomous Bodies of the Academic Association in the University of Coimbra||DG AAC||DG AAC||SGA|
|Student Member of the Organising Committee of Scientific, Cultural, and Sport Events, and Events concerning Career Opportunities *||O.U.|
|Student Involved in Cultural Activities of/in the University of Coimbra (Recognised by the University Cultural Observatory)||OCUC||OCUC||SGA|
|Student Member of the University of Coimbra Bodies||O.U. / Rectorate||O.U. / Rectorate||O.U. / SGA|
|Student Member of the Cultural Observatory||OCUC||OCUC||SGA|
|Student Member of the University Sports Observatory||ODUC||ODUC||SGA|
|Awards and Merit Scholarships||SGA/Rectorate/O.U.||SGA/Rectorate/O.U.||SGA / O.U.|
|Non-curricular Continuous Training Internships||NUPE||NUPE||SGA|
|Activity of Recognised University Merit at the UC||O.U.||O.U.||O.U.|
How to include these activities on the Diploma Supplement?
|Activities that are entered by SGA or the OU and do not require any action by the student for that purpose|
Academic Management Services collect and enter the activities carried out by
the students (since 2006/2007) and the validation and inclusion depends exclusively
on the services involved in the process. |
|Activities whose inclusion depends on the student’s initiative|
|||Activities marked by an asterisk (*) in the table above, will be entered by the OU, but they depend on a request submitted by the Student which is available at "InforEstudante", option "Policies and Procedures".|
Information about the Diploma Supplement is available at https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/suplemento-ao-diploma »
This option is a functionality of the Information Technology System of the UC, within the 5th SIMPLEX Programme: the SIMPLEX’10 whose measures of simplification are organised according to life events in which the citizen’s relation to the public administration may be simplified: measure “M023 – PERMANENT CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS”. The implementation of this measure implies enabling each student to obtain the Completion Certificate and the corresponding Diploma Supplement in a digital format.