Certified true copies

Once you have graduated and received your degree certificate, we can certify a photocopy for you. Please note that we do not hold copies of your degree certificate, so you must be able to provide us with a copy for certification purposes.

See an example certified true copy.

Who can apply

If you do not have the original documents you will need to purchase a replacement award certificate or duplicate certificate of credit in addition to the certified copies.

Certified True Copies will not be produced for students with a debt or any other outstanding obligation to the University. (Please see the Certificate and Transcript Policy (PDF) for further details).

If you have any questions or are applying before graduating, please complete our online enquiry form.

How to apply

  1. Step 1

    Certified True Copies of certificates can be purchased through the UWE Bristol Online Store. The fee is £15 for the first five copies (minimum order). You can add additional copies to your order at £3 per copy. We do not charge separately for the award certificate and certificate of credit, so please send them together when requesting copies.

  2. Step 2

    You can either send us high quality scanned copies of your original documents to certificates@uwe.ac.uk or post the original documents with the receipt to the Student Information Request Team. Please include any additional instructions, for example providing additional forms or sending to multiple addresses. We are not able to provide Certified True Copies without the original documents. If we do not receive these within four weeks of your order, your fee will be refunded.

    The fee includes UK and international postage. If you wish to arrange for a courier to collect and deliver your certificates, please note this when you make your purchase and email the courier information to the appropriate school below. You must allow 48 hours for certificates to be made available for courier collection.

    College of Arts, Technology and Environment

    College of Business and Law

    College of Health, Science and Society

    International partners

  3. Step 3

    We endeavour to process your request within five working days of receipt of your application. This can increase to 10-15 working days at periods of peak activity throughout the year (February to March and July to September).

    You will receive an email containing your tracking reference number when your certificate has been posted. Unless you have arranged courier delivery, certificates are sent by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery (UK mainland) or International Recorded Delivery (outside the UK). They can be tracked via Royal Mail.