Academic Verifications - References
References for employers, embassies and other external organisations.
What is an academic verification?
An academic verification is an official document, which confirms a student's basic programme and award information. It includes a student’s course start and end dates, date of award and classification (if applicable). Academic verifications are sent via email directly to the third party email address provided on the order form. We are unable to verify information over the telephone.
Who can apply?
This service is for third parties needing to verify a current or former student’s academic information.
Current students who require proof of their student status should apply for a Registration Status Certificate.
If you are a former student and require a document for your own records, or to provide to a third party, please apply for a former student Statement.
If you need a character reference
If you are a third party organisation and you require a character reference, you should contact the student’s school or department.
How to apply
Please find out how to apply before placing your order to avoid delays. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "read more" to view the order table.
Providing the candidate’s written consent
Before we proceed with your request we need to have received your order and the University of Leeds consent form, signed by the candidate.
After the candidate has completed the consent form, please email this to us quoting your order number (beginning LEE….):
All current students and former taught* students email: [email protected]
Former research postgraduates**
*taught programmes are undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes e.g. Bachelors, Masters etc.
**research postgraduate programmes include PhD, MD, EdD, MPhil and Masters by Research
Please ensure that you use the University of Leeds consent form. This needs to be signed by the candidate and the name of the third-party organisation needs to match the one provided on the order form.
There is a charge of £5.00 for each academic verification request. This is independent of whether we can or cannot confirm a student’s qualification or attendance, and whether you can or cannot obtain the student’s consent.
If you would like us to verify the degree of more than one student, please place a separate order for each student.
Upon receipt of your order (including payment) and the candidate’s signed Consent form we will email the academic verification certificate to the third party email address provided on the order form.
PLEASE CLICK "READ MORE" FOLLOWING THIS TEXT TO SELECT THE ACADEMIC VERIFICATION YOU REQUIRE. GUIDANCE CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE HEADING "HOW TO APPLY"