Diploma verification

Information on diploma's, certification and/or enrollment of alumni of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) can be verified using the following three methods:

 

Method

Accessibility

Waiting time

Cost

a.

Exam Registry EUR

Publically accessible, though some personal details are required to find information on a specific alumnus.

None

Free

b.

DUO diploma register

Only accessible to the alumnus, but he/she can easily distribute digital and certified copies of the extracts generated using this system

None

Free

c.

Manual diploma verification

Accessible for one applicant with the express consent of the alumnus

Max. 10 business days

25 euro

a. Exam Registry Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Information on EUR-diploma's awarded to alumni who've given permission for this can be viewed via the Exam Registry EUR. Anyone can use this registry to instantly verify whether someone actually is an alumnus of EUR, when the associated diplomas were awarded, and which specific academic programmes said alumnus completed at EUR.

The information in the Exam Registry EUR is filled with information from the EUR's examination administration automatically, once the alumnus has approved of this.

Application
Students and alumni can give their permission for the recordation of information on their certification in the Exam Registry EUR online and at all times. By doing this they allow third parties such as employers or recruiters - that are in possession of specific personal information on the student or alumnus - to easily and quickly verify information on their certification. This process takes much less time than requesting a manual diploma verification!

More information (including application and access):

b. Diploma registry DUO

In the Netherlands, awarded diplomas are automatically recorded in the diploma registry of the Education Executive Agency (abbreviation in Dutch: DUO) of the Dutch government. Alumni can generate a digital and certified extract of their diploma information and download it from this registry. The certification is derived from a digital certificate-based signature that is linked to the extract; a type of digital signature. By using this digital extract (in pdf-format) alumni can easily prove which diploma's were awarded to them at EUR.

Contents
Alumni can log in to the DUO diploma register using their DigiD and create and download their own extract as a PDF file. A security certificate is also provided with this PDF file, which establishes the authenticity of the extract. This certification aside, the extract is simply a PDF file that can be distributed in the same manner as any file of this type.

A diploma registry extract from DUO, amongst other things, contains personal information on the alumnus, the identity of the institution that issued the diploma, the name of the related academic programme, and the nature of the exam (university master or 'WO master' in Dutch, higher vocational education bachelor or 'HBO bachelor' in Dutch).

Replacing the hardcopy certified copy of a diploma
Previously, the authenticity of diploma certificates was often confirmed using a hard copied certified copy of the diploma certificate. The digital and certified extract from DUO's diploma registry replaces this hard copied version in social intercourse.

More information:

Diplomaregister DUO (webpage in Dutch)

c. Manual diploma verification

If an alumnus of Erasmus University Rotterdam does not appear in the Exam Register of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and is not listed in DUO's Diploma Register, it is possible to ask EUR to manually verify information on a alumni's certification for a fee. More specifically this means that a person or organisation asks EUR to manually verify that a party claiming to be an EUR alumnus has in fact obtained a certification at EUR.

An application for this type of diploma verification can be started by clicking on the button shown directly below. Please follow the instructions wholly. A manual diploma verification costs 25 euro's per alumnus. The following payment methods are supported: IDEAL, Paypal, or credit card. After the payment is completed applicants are forwarded to the application form automatically.

More alumni services

Apart of the above-stated, EUR offers a variety of services for its alumni. Please refer to our Alumni website for more information on this subject.