What are Double/Multiple Diplomas?
Many countries do not yet allow Rectors to sign Joint Diplomas, because old legislations must be updated to take account Joint Degrees.
When issuing a Joint Diploma is not possible, universities can still deliver Joint Degrees but issue Double or Multiple Diplomas instead. Double diplomas are the diplomas issued by two universities of a consortium of a Joint Degree. They are two separate documents, signed separately by each Rector, relative to the same student and the same degree. When the student visits more than two universities to undertake his/her studies then a Multiple Diploma is prepared.
All countries of the EMMC-ChIR Consortium have updated legislation allowing the issuing of Joint degrees, and will not issue Double Degrees.