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Diploma Supplement

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 was obtained.

Please Note

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 ?
  1. You do not need to request it, since it is issued along with the diploma and cannot be issued separately.
  2. Therefore, the question to be asked is “How to request a Certificate or a Diploma"
  3. 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:

The 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, and which Organisational Unit (O.U)/Service validates and registers them on the Student’s Academic Record.

Certified by
Information Entered by
Support to the development of Fieldwork*
O.U.O.U. O.U.
Support to the development of Laboratory work *
O.U. O.U. O.U.
Peer support in the university residences SASUC SASUC SGA
Activities of Recognised University Merit at the UC*
O.U. O.U.O.U.
Extracurricular activities* O.U.O.U. O.U.
Athletes of the Academic Association of Coimbra Sports Section DG AAC DG AAC SGA
Merit Scholarships SGA SGA SGA
Summer Internships SGA SGA SGA
Non-curricular internships SGA SGA SGA
Internships abroad DRI DRI DRI
UC Student athlete ODUC ODUC SGA
UC Research Scholarship holder student*
UC Student Young Association Leader (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 Involved in UC Cultural Activities O.U. (Rectorate) O.U. (Rectorate) O.U./SGA
Student Member of UC Bodies O.U. (Rectorate) O.U. (Rectorate) O.U./SGA
Member of the Organising Committees of Scientific, Cultural or Sports Events *
O.U. O.U. O.U.
Member of the Junior Enterprise of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (JEEFEUC)*O.U. O.U.O.U.
Member of jeKnowledge - FCTUC's Junior Enterprise* O.U. O.U. O.U.
Mobility and Cooperation DRI DRI DRI
O.U. O.U.O.U.
Participant in the "Buddy - Adopt a Foreigner" Programme
PASEP – Programme concerning Social Support to Students by means of Part-Time ActivitiesSASUCSASUCSGA
Top 3 per cent of students Award SGA SGA SGA
Academic Awards O.U. O.U. O.U.
O.U. O.U. O.U.
O.U. O.U. O.U.
Socrates-Erasmus DRI DRI DRI
Work leading to the writing of a thesis or dissertation at a Foreign University O.U. O.U. O.U.
Final project abroad O.U.O.U. O.U.
Civic Voluntary Service*
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
The 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 depend on a request made by the student by means of the specific request form available at Forms »

National Information about the Diploma Supplement is available at »


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.