The University of Wolverhampton rewarded the Portuguese coach prior to Wolves' final home game of the Premier League season against Fulham.
Nuno, wearing a traditional graduation robe and hat, was also joined by legendary striker Steve Bull - whose contributions to the game have previously been recognised by the university - on the Molineux pitch.
Nuno thanked the fans for their support, who returned the favour by chanting 'There's only one Dr Nuno'.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “The university is thrilled to be recognising Nuno with an honorary doctorate of sport at the end of such a successful season for the club.
“In two years Nuno has transformed Wolves - his first season at Molineux was a triumph as he led the club to promotion and the Championship title, and now we have seen a successful start to life in the Premier League and a Wembley FA Cup semi-final.
“The University of Wolverhampton and Wolves have a close relationship – we sponsor the team, our students complete a variety of placements with the club and of course we are neighbours.
"Our honorary graduates provide inspiration to our students and we are delighted to recognise a leader who has brought pride and recognition to our city on an international scale.”