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PhD Diploma

Certificate of achievment

The schooling service of the enrolling institution issues, to PhD students who request it, a certificate of achievement of the PhD degree, on condition that the PhD student provides :

  •  the 2nd electronic deposit attestation of the thesis and the " conditions of diffusion of his thesis " dated and signed by the new doctor.
  • the request for the production of his/her diploma, dated and signed by the doctoral student.

More information on the conditions for issuing the certificate

PhD Diploma

The title of Doctor is conferred as of right by the University Paris-Saclay to Doctoral Diploma holders. The status of Doctor may be conferred only on doctoral candidates duly enrolled during the year of their thesis defence. The PhD degree may under no circumstances be conferred retroactively.

The diploma is made by imprimerie nationale, based on the data indicated by doctoral candidates in the information system Adum, which compliance will be garantied by the new doctor (signed compliance form)

In the meantime, you can request a certificate of achievment from the doctoral school you belong.

Meanwhile, the relevant information on doctoral diploma is available on national theses.fr portal in French and in English  as well as on the European portal Dart Europe. The link to the metadata of your defense on any of these portals can be used as a digital certificate.

Withdrawal of diplomas

During the Graduation Ceremony

Come to the space of diploma's delivery at the graduation ceremony within the specified schedule in the ceremony program, with a valid ID. 

Are considered as an identification: national ID card, passport, driving license.

see procedure

Come and collect your diploma at the department of schooling service

Come to the department of schooling service of the higher education institution where you have been enrolled during your doctoral education, to the service opening times, with a valid ID and a USB key.

Are considered as an identification: national ID card, passport, driving license.

The department of schooling service will contact you when the diplomas will be available (see procedure).

Entrust a third party to get the diploma

If you can not get your diploma yourself, you entrust a third party to do it (see procedure). For this, you will need:

  • to establish a proxy to that third party (download),
  • to provide a copy of your valid ID,
  • to inform your third party that s/he should bring a valid ID and a USB key,
  • to notify by email the department of academic affairs of the higher education institution where you have been enrolled and attach the documents requested in this email,

Are considered as an identification: national ID card, passport, driving license.

The department of academic affairs will contact you when the diplomas will be available (see procedure).

Get your degree in a consulate or embassy of France abroad

The diploma will be sent through the service of the diplomatic pouch to the relevant embassy or consulate of France. We will not send diplomas either by mail or by private service (see procedure). For this you will need:

  • to search the consulate or embassy of France in the nearest to your place of residence abroad 
  • to make a request to send the degree abroad (download the form)
  • to provide a document showing that you are living abroad,
  • to provide a copy of your valid ID,
  • to notify by email the department of academic affairs of the higher education institution where you have been enrolled and attach the documents requested in this email,

Are considered as an identification: national ID card, passport, driving license.

The department of schooling service will contact you when the diplomas will be available (see procedure).

In case of a loss, theft, destruction, or error on a diploma

In case of loss, theft, or destruction of the diploma, a duplicate diploma can be issued. 

If the diploma had an error, the erroneous diploma will have to be returned and destroyed by the national printing office and a corrected diploma will have to be made.

>>> Download the forms to ask for a duplicate of a diploma or for a correction 

 

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