Big congratulations are in order for Ed Sheeran, because he just became a doctor! (Well, kind of.)

For his outstanding contribution to music, the University Campus Suffolk in England gave Sheeran an honorary doctorate degree.

"I graduated today, I am now officially Dr. Sheeran," he captioned a picture on Instagram, which shows him donned with a cap and gown.

This is a big deal for Sheeran, who quit school at the age of 16 to pursue his music career.

His advice for aspiring musicians? Study a different kind of curriculum.

"If you want to be a singer then make sure you go to a lot of shows of people you really, really admire, study how they do it," he told BBC Newsbeat in 2012. "Do your own shows, work up your confidence, write as many songs as possible so each time you do a song it gets better and better and better."

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