The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document accompanying a higher education diploma that provides a standardised description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed by its holder. The document is in English. It provides additional information to the official degrees and transcript, making it more easily understood especially by employers or institutions outside Finland.
The Diploma Supplement is produced by higher education institutions according to standards agreed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The Diploma Supplement is also part of the Europass framework transparency tools.
Students in the university of Oulu get the Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge along with the official diploma. Note, that the Diploma Supplement is not a substitute for the original qualification.
More information about Diploma Supplement is available at the European Commission’s website.