The purpose of the supplement is to provide adequate, objective information about the graudates' qualifications in order to improve international understanding, and to ensure a just academic and occupational approval.
What is a Diploma Supplement?
The Diploma Supplement (DS) is based on a model developed by the European Commission, Council of the European Union and UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide adequate, objective information in order to improve international understanding, and to ensure a just academic and occupational approval of the qualifications (academic certificates, degrees, diplomas etc.).
The Diploma Supplement (DS) is issued in English and provided with the degree diploma. It gives a detailed description of the programme of study, the qualifications attained by a candidate, the grading scheme, and of the higher education system in Norway.
It has a general section with details about the national higher education system, and a section identifying the holder of the qualification, and information about the qualification's level and function, the contents and results gained, a certification of the supplement, plus any additional information. The DS document is followed by a Transcript of Records which is provided on an additional page.