Diploma supplement (DS) is kind of proof. It is product of the 1997 Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (Lisbon Convention). An initiative developed by the Council of Europe, the European Commission and UNESCO in 1998.
Diploma Supplement complements the basic document of graduate qualifications (diploma) and serves the employer or another university within the European Community, as detailed information on the study achieved by graduate. It is also tool for improving the international transparency and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications.
Diploma Supplement is issued at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno since academic year 2004/2005 according the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments and Supplements to other Acts. It is given automatically to every graduating student along with their original diploma, free of charge, bilingually, it means in English and in Czech language.
The Diploma Supplement is issued at UVPS Brno as a fold blank form – format A3 with ground tint, hologram of the university, stamp of the university and with the signature of the Rector. It summarizes information about the study program, including a list of all exams and achieved results.
Diploma Supplement Label is a prestigious certificate, granted by the European Commission, showing the conditions of the Diploma Supplement are met at international level. UVPS Brno achieved the prestigious certificate DS Label for the first time in June 2009, then defended obtain of certificate for another period 2014 - 2016.
Example of filled Diploma Supplement issued at UVPS Brno