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LLM Advanced Studies: certified copies, graduation statements and diploma verification

Alumni of LLM Advanced Studies programmes can request proof of graduation via Leiden Law School’s Office for International Education. This can take the form of a certified copy of your transcript, a confirmation of graduation letter or diploma verification by email. Alternatively, you can request digital proof of your degree via DUO.

Note: the information below is for LLM Advanced Studies alumni only. Graduates of other programmes should contact Leiden Law School’s Education Information Centre (OIC) for assistance.

A copy of your LLM Advanced Studies transcript (diploma supplement) will be certified by the Office for International Education and sent either by post in a sealed envelope, or by email as a password protected pdf to the address stipulated in your request.  

Cost

By post:

  • €10 per copy (excluding postage)
  • Regular delivery: €3.20*
  • Registered delivery within the EU: €15*
  • Registered delivery outside the EU: €19.50*
  • Note that courier delivery is not possible.

*Max. 5 items per envelope

By email:

  • €10 (including password protection)

How to order

  1. Complete the online form: Ordering certified transcripts. If you would like transcripts to be sent to multiple postal or email addresses (max. five) please mention each address in the form.
  2. Remember to upload a copy of your Adv. LLM diploma or transcript in the request form, for verification purposes.
  3. Go to Paylogic to arrange online payment by credit card. Please note that the following charges apply for payment via Paylogic:
         - Handling fee: 1 euro
         - Payment using credit card: 4.5 %
         - Payment via a Dutch bank account using IDEAL: 85 cents
  4. Once you have placed your order and made payment, the certified copies will be sent.  Please allow up to seven working days for processing.  

Your LLM Advanced Studies diploma is a valuable document that can only be issued once. Please look after it well. If you lose your diploma we unfortunately cannot provide you with a replacement. However we can provide a letter, issued by your study programme and signed on behalf of the Board of Examiners, in which we confirm your LLM Advanced studies qualification and date of graduation.

Cost

  • €10 per letter (excluding postage)
  • Regular delivery: €3.20*
  • Registered delivery within the EU: €15*
  • Registered delivery outside the EU: €19.50*
  • Note that courier delivery is not possible.

*Max. 5 items per envelope

How to order

  1. Complete the online form: Ordering a confirmation of graduation letterIf you have an active uMail address, include it in the form to help us verify your request. 
  2. If available, upload a copy of your Adv. LLM diploma or transcript in the request form.
  3. Go to Paylogic to arrange online payment by credit card. Please note that the following charges apply for payment via Paylogic:
         - Handling fee: 1 euro
         - Payment using credit card: 4.5 %
         - Payment via a Dutch bank account using IDEAL: 85 cents
  4. We will then verify your request by either:
    • sending an email to your uMail account and asking you to respond, OR
    • sending a mail to your non-uMail address and requesting further proof of identity.
  5. Once we have verified your request and payment, we will issue your letter. Please allow up to ten working days for processing. 

If a firm or institution wishes to verify the authenticity of your LLM Advanced Studies diploma, the following procedures apply: 

  • Send the diploma verification request yourself to international@law.leidenuniv.nl attaching a copy of your diploma and/or transcript OR
  • Authorise the firm or institution to email us via international@law.leidenuniv.nl, attaching both a copy of your authorisation AND a copy of your diploma and/or transcript.
  • In both cases, the following must be included in the email: your name and date of birth, the date and title of your degree and the email address to which diploma verification should be sent.
  • Note: if we receive requests without the necessary attachments, we will first contact you or the firm/institution to request the required documents before proceeding with the request.

Important: If the firm or institution requires documentary proof of your degree, please instead follow one of the other procedures on this page.

If you graduated in or after September 2018, you can request a free digital extract of your diploma from DUO (part of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science). This will not look like your original diploma and will not contain details of your grades, but it is recognised as valid proof of your degree. 

To submit your request you will need a DigiD (Dutch digital ID). Make sure to request a DigiD and download the DigiD app before leaving the Netherlands. Have you already left and don’t have a DigiD? If you are an EU national you can request a DigiD from abroad. Unfortunately, non-EU nationals cannot request a DigiD after they have permanently left the Netherlands. 

If you don’t have a DigiD you can also request a printed version of the diploma extract but be aware that a substantial fee is involved.

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