What is the 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 every student graduating from 2005 onwards. 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 DS 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 DS is not a substitute for the University's transcript or parchment. It should be used in conjunction with these documents.
Further information on the Diploma Supplement is available at:
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 the link below:
It is important to note that access to your Diploma Supplement 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries regarding the document or the details recorded on your Diploma Supplement, please email your query to email@example.com and a staff member from the Registry will contact you.