Diploma Supplement

A Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document issued in addition to a higher education diploma that aims to reinforce international transparency and to provide academic and professional recognition of documents such as diplomas, degrees, and certificates that express the competencies and skills acquired.

It is given to describe the structure, level, context, content and status of the learning that a person has pursued and successfully completed.

It is edited by national institutions according to a template prepared jointly by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and UNESCO. This template, tested and developed by a joint committee organized by these three institutions, is available in all official languages of the European Union.

It includes the identity of the person who has earned the Diploma Supplement, the acquired qualification, the level of the acquired qualification, the content and results of the acquired qualification, the function of the acquired qualification, additional information, information about the national higher education system.

diploma supplement does not replace a transcript or diploma.

A more readable and comparable diploma abroad, a complete description of your academic path and the skills and abilities acquired at home and abroad, an objective and fair evaluation of your achievements and abilities, the opportunity to access job and education opportunities abroad more easily for the future, and increased employment opportunities.

Today, new forms of diplomas and certifications are being developed worldwide, and countries are constantly changing the way they assess student achievement and their education systems in the face of rapidly changing economic, political, and technological developments. Increasing numbers of mobile citizens demand fair assessment of their abilities and skills. Non-recognition or inaccurate or incomplete assessment of abilities and skills has become a global problem. Since original diplomas and other documents do not provide sufficient explanatory information on their own, it has become extremely difficult to establish the level and function of a diploma without providing detailed annotation.