For Third Parties (Employers/Universities)


OpenCerts is a platform that leverages blockchain technology to achieve a high level of security and transparency. It offers an easy and reliable way to issue and validate academic e-certificates that are tamper-resistant. This minimizes overheads in verifying issued hard copy certificates from Schools and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore, and at the same time, prevents fake certificates as each certificate can be verified on the blockchain.


Yes, after the file is dropped in the OpenCerts website, you will be able to see the official degree scroll and/or transcript, similar to the hard copy.

With OpenCerts, there is no need to request for certified true copies from your candidates anymore.


If the file can be successfully opened in the OpenCerts website, with no error message being displayed, the file is verified as authentic.


Possible Error Message/Issues What to do
File cannot be read. Please check that you have a valid .opencert file. Please check your file again and make sure that the extension remains as .opencert
Certificate has been tampered with

You may have accidentally edited the script during downloading. Please download the original file sent from the student/graduate and try again.

If this persists, it means that the file has been tampered with. You may write to transcript@nus.edu.sg for clarification.

Certificate has been revoked The file may have been revoked by us for various reasons. Please approach your candidate for the latest file.
The degree scroll/transcript did not display after a long wait.

You could be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

The OpenCerts website works best in the latest version of Chrome and Firefox. Please try again using one of these browsers.

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A PDF copy will discard all the advanced cryptographic protections that are built into the OpenCerts; as such, we do not send any PDF copy of the degree scroll and/or transcript to third parties.

Printed/PDF copies of the degree scroll and/or transcript are not to be considered authentic. You should request a copy of the OpenCerts file from your candidate to verify its authenticity in the OpenCerts website.

For Graduates


Starting from December 2019, graduates will receive their e-degree scroll and e-transcript in their lifelong email account within two months from their date of conferment. A copy is also deposited into the Skills Passport of your individual MySkillsFuture account.


The email containing the e-copies of your degree scroll/graduate diploma and transcript (if applicable) is sent to your NUS Lifelong Email account. Please check your Clutter/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

If you have forgotten your email ID and/or password, please click here.

If there is no email from NUS, please contact us at transcript@nus.edu.sg for assistance.

idea IMPORTANT!

Please link your mySkillsFuture account to a social media account (e.g. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn) so that you can retrieve your certificates easily in the future. To link, please login first.

For Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Login to MySkillsFuture account using your SingPass.
  • Go to Skills Passport > Qualifications and Certificates.
  • Look for your qualification and click on the “OpenCerts Download File” to download and save the copy.
For Foreigners
  • Go to MySkillsFuture > Digital Services > Individual > Download Certificates.
  • Click on “No Portal ID” and answer a few verification questions.
  • Look for your qualification and click on the “OpenCerts Download File” to download and save the copy.
  • See user guide here.

A copy of the e-documents has also been deposited into the Skills Passport of your individual MySkillsFuture account. See login details here.

It is not necessary to login to MySkillsFuture account to download your OpenCerts file if you have already saved a copy from the email sent to your NUS Lifelong Email account.

Yes, you may rename your file but you must retain the extension (.opencert).

Printing discards all the advanced cryptographic protections that are built into the OpenCerts, therefore, printing is not recommended. Printed copies of the e-degree scroll and e-transcript are not to be considered authentic.

No, the .opencert file will show readable information only in OpenCerts website.

The OpenCerts website is best viewed in latest version of Chrome and Firefox.

Once issued, the Opencerts file belongs to you. You have the right to share your e-documents with anyone you choose.

You may direct the institution to the FAQs for Third Parties above to learn more about OpenCerts.



Possible Error Message/Issues What to do
File cannot be read. Please check that you have a valid .opencert file. Please check your file again and make sure that the extension remains as .opencert
Certificate has been tampered with

You may have accidentally edited the script. Please download your .opencert file again from your email or MySkillsFuture account and try again.

Certificate has been revoked

The file may have been revoked by us for various reasons. You should have received an email from us regarding the revocation as well as a replacement file (if any).

Do remember to inform those whom you have sent the revoked file to, and send them the latest file if needed.

The degree scroll/transcript did not display after a long wait.

You could be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

The OpenCerts website works best in the latest version of Chrome and Firefox. Please try again using one of these browsers.


The e-document uses a file format called JSON which may not fully replicate the hard copy transcript’s appearance. As long as the e-document may be successfully opened in the viewer on the OpenCerts website, it is authenticated.

Yes, all graduates will still be given a hardcopy Degree Scroll/Graduate Diploma and/or a complimentary Transcript upon graduation.

e-Transcript is not available for current students at the moment.

Please do bear with us. We are currently in the early stages of progressive rollout, starting with current graduates. We plan to gradually roll out the e-documents to past graduates in the next one to two years.

The e-documents will be deposited into the Skills Passport of your individual MySkillsFuture account when they are ready. You may check your MySkillsFuture account periodically for your e-documents.

If you have a question not covered in the FAQs above, please email to transcript@nus.edu.sg.

For more FAQs on OpenCerts, please click here.