Diploma supplements are produced and posted by the Conferring Office.

What is the Diploma Supplement ?

The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document accompanying a higher education diploma, providing a standardized description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed by its holder.
It is produced by the 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.
The supplement is designed as an aid to help (but not guarantee) recognition – it is not a CV or a substitute for the original qualification.
Please see the below link for more information:
https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

Diploma Supplement FAQs

Is it possible to get an explanation of particular sections of the Diploma Supplement:

Section 3.1 National Framework of Qualifications level and Award Type

For a detailed definition of the National Framework of Qualifications levels and Award Types
please go to: http://www.nfq.ie/nfq/en/frame_action/levels.html

Section 4.2    Programme requirements

Please refer to websites below for detailed information on Programme requirements :
http://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad/
http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/
http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_records/syllabus/marks_standards.html

Section 6.1    Additional Information

Refers to some of the academic and non-academic achievements attained such as the University Scholar and the Presidential Award.  Please refer to websites below for detailed information:


What are ECTS?

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. Further information can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/education/ects/ects_en.htm.

What are credits?

A credit system is a systematic way of describing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components. The definition of credits in higher education systems may be based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.

What is the Bologna Process?

Please go to http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/higher-education/bologna-process_en.htm for more information.

How do I query the content of a Diploma Supplement I have received ?

Contact the NUI Galway Conferring Office via email: conferring@nuigalway.ie
Please quote full name and student ID number (which is listed on the Diploma Supplement) and details of your query in relation to the Diploma Supplement received.

Who is eligible to receive a Diploma Supplement ?

Diploma Supplements are not available for postgraduate courses prior to 2014
There are no Diploma Supplements issued for PhD graduates.

When are they produced and where are they sent ?

Diploma Supplements are available after each Graduation and are posted to the home address of the graduate.