Award Verification Letter
A verification of award letter confirms your qualification and classification. It may be required for employers, prospective employers, voluntary organisations or educational institutions as proof of a former student’s attainment.
A verification of award confirms:
• full name
date of birth (where we hold this information)
student number (where we hold this information)
mode of attendance (for example, full time)
the award (for example MSc/BSc)
the level of award (for example first class, merit)
the class (grade) of award
the start date of study (where we hold this information)
the award date (this is the date the award was confirmed)
the degree congregation date (where applicable. This is known as the graduation ceremony date. The student will attend the next available ceremony, which can be several months after the award date)
The document is printed on headed paper. When the document is sent by post it is marked with the University of Bristol seal. A verification of award letter is usually accepted by institutions/employers in place of a certificate. They are sometimes requested in addition to the original certificate, as a further form of verification.
Requests are usually completed within 4-6 working days, although in busy periods and during university closure dates they may take longer. We will endeavor to complete requests as soon as possible.
Verification Type Price
Former Student – First Verification £25
Former Student – Further Verifications £20
3rd Party Organisation £25
Higher Education Institution or Government Body £0
Award verification letters requested by post are sent by Mail Signed For First Class. A signature is required on delivery. Signed For First Class delivery usually takes:
1–2 working days to arrive in the UK
Up to 14 days to arrive in countries outside the UK
For an additional cost of £50, it can be sent by DHL courier service. DHL delivery usually takes:
2 working days to arrive in the UK (except during UK public holidays, where it may take longer). This is the same as our standard postage.
See delivery times to arrive in countries outside the UK on the DHL website.
If you order both verifications of award letter and transcript to be sent by post, these can be ordered and posted together. Please add a note saying ‘to be sent with the award verification letter’ in the ‘any additional information’ box of your order form through the online shop.