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Verify Student Qualifications

Third party degree verification

City, University of London has partnered with the Hedd (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) online verification service for all 3rd party degree verification requests for student and alumni verifications. The online candidate verification service allows registered enquirers to input data provided by applicants (name, date of birth, institution, year of graduation, qualification classification etc). The system can only be used by 3rd parties. Students can receive a letter confirming their student status via the Student Hub.

How to register

To make an enquiry you need to register with Hedd by visiting Select ‘City, University of London’ from the list of UK higher education institutions and choose the option to 'verify a degree award'. There is a charge of £12 per enquiry. If you require further assistance, please email You will also be required to upload a signed consent form. Please ask the student/graduate to include their student number if they can as this will speed up the response time.

Making an enquiry

You’ll need the individual’s name, date of birth, course and qualification. For graduates you'll also need their year of graduation and degree result.

We recommend that you ask to see the degree certificate if there is one, and use that as the basis of your verification enquiry, or ask individuals to give you their data as they believe it’s recorded in the student records system. Please ensure the correct information is supplied so your request can be processed quickly.


If you have any problems or queries, please email