We will close early on the 15th of December at 2pm.
Our office will be closed from the 22nd of December until the 2nd of January. Universities have slightly different holiday closedown times to Hedd.
Please ensure all enquiries are submitted by Monday the 18th of December to minimise any delays in receiving your responses.

Hedd is UK Higher Education’s official system for candidate verification and university authentication

Trusted to verify student + graduate academic credentials since our launch in 2011.

Employers, agencies and embassies registered:


Secure enquiries fulfilled:


Verify if a candidate is a current or past student of a university or college, the award and grade they received, and the dates of attendance.

Verify a candidate's academic credentials

Check if a UK university or college is a degree awarding body.

Authenticate a university or college

Who should use Hedd?

Hedd is for employers, agencies, universities, embassies and councils who wish to verify whether a candidate is a current or past student of a university or college, the award and grade they received, and their dates of attendance.

Hedd is not for use by students or graduates to verify their own awards. Please contact your university or college.

From £12 per online enquiry

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to register as an enquirer. However, each enquiry to a Hedd university or college costs from £12. The cost covers a single qualification and includes:

  • if a person is a current or past student
  • the award and grade they received
  • their dates of attendance

Institutions that do not participate in Hedd are free to set their own fees. These charges are clearly stated when you look up a university or college within Hedd.

We don't allow students and graduates to sign up or cover the cost of verification on behalf of employers, agencies, universities, Embassies, or Councils.

Hedd can verify the degree data of most UK graduates

Many of the top UK universities and screening agencies use Hedd to streamline their degree verification process, making it smooth and simple for institutions and enquirers.

“100 days a year saved by using Hedd. It has made a big impact on us... I’m only sorry we didn’t start using it before now!”

University of Manchester

“We have been using the Hedd service for well over a year and cannot imagine a day without it.”

Hedd provides candidate verification for 103 UK universities, including: