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Diploma Supplement

What is a Diploma Supplement?

It is a concise document aimed at improving transparency in higher education internationally and in aiding the mobility of students. It facilitates the international recognition of qualifications as it is easily comparable and promotes the fair evaluation of qualifications.

It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which the supplement is appended.

The diploma supplement comprises eight sections. It contains Information identifying the holder of the qualification, information identifying the qualification and level of the qualification, information on the contents and results obtained by the holder, information on the function of the qualification, additional information, certification of the supplement and information on the national higher education system.

The diploma supplement is not a substitute for the University's transcript or parchment. It should be used in conjunction with these documents.

Further information is available at Europass Diploma Supplement 

Who is issued with a Diploma Supplement?

In accordance with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Principles and general guidelines for producing Diploma Supplements, all graduates who have completed a programme of learning based on a minimum of 60 ECTS credits should be issued with a diploma supplement.  Realising the objective set in Berlin in September 2003 by ministers responsible for higher education from 33 European countries, DCU issues a Diploma Supplement (DS) to students graduating from 2005 onwards.  

Digitary Core

DCU have introduced a new online document sharing service called Digitary Core in November 2018. Students and alumni can access their Diploma Supplement and share academic records with employers, other education providers by logging into Digitary Core.  

It is important to note that access to your Diploma Supplement via Digitary Core is password protected. When you log onto the web address above you will be prompted to enter your username and password. The username and password that you enter is the same that you used, as a student, to access the information on your student portal page.

If you have forgotten your password, please forward an email requesting a new password to diplomasupplement@dcu.ie.

If you have any queries regarding the document or the details recorded on your Diploma Supplement, please email your query to diplomasupplement@dcu.ie and a staff member from the Registry will contact you.