A certified digital document is an electronic copy of a student’s degree certificate, academic transcript or other graduation document, the content and authenticity of which can be securely and reliably verified.
In general, Utrecht University currently recognizes and accepts certified digital documents in the following ways/formats:
- Documents shared via the secure electronic system of the issuing university
- Documents shared via a third-party electronic system if this system is clearly mentioned on the website of the issuing university
- Documents that include a verification code or link to be used on the website of the university to verify authenticity and content
- Documents that carry a digital certificate from the issuing university, and the digital certificate is issued by a third-party certificate authority
Please note that if the authenticity of your digital document needs to be verified on the website of the university, we are only able to do so if the instructions are in one of the following languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish.
Unsure whether your digital documents meet the above requirements? Please submit them regardless. We will review the documents, and get back to you if we are unable to accept them.
If you completed your higher education in one of the following countries, make sure to read the relevant section for any additional information and further guidelines.