In 2012 the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was awarded the Diploma Supplement Label from the the European Commission.
The Diploma Supplement is a personal document attached to a higher education degree, in order to make it easier for third persons – particularly persons in another country – to understand what the diploma means in terms of knowledge and competences acquired by its holder.
The Diploma Supplement was designed by UNESCO and the Council of Europe and was adopted by the European Parliament in 2004 (Decision No 2241/2004/EC on a single Community framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences).
The Diploma Supplement is a document which provides information on the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual who holds the original degree to which the DS is attached. It is free from any value judgements, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. The Diploma Supplement
- does not replace the original degree;
- does not give any entitlement to formal recognition of the original diploma by academic authorities of other countries.
The Diploma Supplement was established in article 15 of Law 3374 (Government Gazette A 189/02.08.2005) on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education – Transfer and Accreditation System – Diploma Supplement”.
The Diploma Supplement is issued automatically by all AUTh Faculties and Schools upon completion of a course of studies, free of charge, in both Greek and English.