January 2021 Graduation

DATE: approx. end of January/beginning of February 2021

VENUE: University of Debrecen, Main Building, Main Campus, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1


1. Information on the day

Graduands are kindly asked to appear in the Main Building of the University of Debrecen (ground floor, next to cloak room) at ... , as preparations last long.

First step after arrival: Graduands are required to sign the relevant papers and collect their graduation gown and hat (free of charge). After the graduation ceremony the graduation gown needs to be returned, graduands can keep their hat. Graduands are kindly asked to take photos before the start of the ceremony.

From ... graduands can take their seats. Your place is designated with a sheet of paper on the chair. You are kindly requested not to change seats with one another. From ... the rehearsal follows. Afterwards graduands are not allowed to leave their place, the ceremony begins.

Structure of the ceremony:

Opening remarks


Conferring degree certificates

Conferring special prizes, awards on students and staff

Closing remarks

Length: approx. 1,5 - 2 hours

Language: partly Hungarian, partly English

The ceremony is screened live at unideb.hu. In case of a winter ceremony there is a live screening on the second floor of the Main Building (University of Debrecen). Entrance is free of charge, spaces are available on a first come first served basis. Childcare arrangement might also be possible.


2. Information on Visa Support Letter

If you intend to invite family members to the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering and if you need to apply for Visa, please contact Mr Ádám Losonczi ( ) in the Coordinating Center for International Education, Room 207 (4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 94.).
On request a so-called visa support letter can be issued which can be helpful during the Visa application process.
The following data are necessary

  • Family member's full name (as in his/her passport)
  • His/her passport number
  • Type of relation (mother, father, etc.)
  • Duration of his/her stay (maximum 1 month)

An other type of letter (which contains the following information: elibility for graduation in the particular semester, date of state exam, date of graduation ceremony) should be requested in International Office, Faculty of Engineering. After successful state examination a temporary certificate can be requested to prove (for. e.g. for MSc or PhD application) that the candidate successfully passed the state examination and issuing the degree certificate is underway.

Under particular circumstances (for e.g. a student cannot graduate in the given semester, or a graduating student wants to attend the graduation ceremony but the expected end date of studies on Neptun is earlier than the date of the graduation ceremony) and at the student's special request the expected end date of studies can be extended on Neptun. In this case please contact your administrator from International Office, Faculty of Engineering. Expected end date of studies on Neptun is available under "Studies", "Training data", "Training".


3. Registering your intentions for your graduation ceremony

Graduating students can choose to attend the ceremony or receive their degree in absence.

Please email your administrator or inform him/her personally whether you want to attend the ceremony or not. Once you registered your intention to attend the graduation ceremony, you will not be able to collect your degree certificate before the graduation ceremony. If for some unexpected reason (for e.g. illness, accident, etc.) you are not able to attend the graduation ceremony (though previously you have informed us), please inform your administrative officer. In this case you will be able to collect your degree certificate after the graduation ceremony.

If you cannot attend the ceremony, please get in touch with us so that we can arrange for your degree certificate to be collected in person in the Faculty Education Office. In this case graduands are required to fill out a form/a declaration (here) and return it to International Office, Faculty of Engineering. If you cannot collect your degree certificate in person, you can nominate someone to collect it on your behalf. In this case (apart from the aforementioned form/declaration) the authorisation form needs to be completed, too. The form is available here: https://eng.unideb.hu/en/node/207.

Please note at our faculty it is not possible to send degree certificates to you by post.

Please note, graduands must return all books on loan and pay all outstanding charges (tuition fees, unpaid items on Neptun) before the end of their course or before they leave, otherwise they will not be permitted to take the state exam in the given semester. Those who fail to return their books will be charged for the cost of replacement. In the case of those graduating the books must be returned, or the cost of replacement paid, and all other outstanding charges paid until the last working day before the state exam.

Last but not least please check your personal data on Neptun under "My data", "Personal information" (for e.g. full name, mother’s name, place of birth, etc.) and training program's name and specialization's name (under "Studies", "Training Data") because the data on your degree certificate will be retrieved from Neptun. Also, please check your contact details on Neptun under "My data", "Contact information" (for e.g. home address, email address, phone number etc.). Should anything be missing or false, please contact the Coordinating Centre for International Education.


4. Name pronunciation (Source: University of Bristol)

Please come personally to the office to help us pronounce your full name correctly at the graduation ceremony.
If you cannot come personally, please email us.
How does your name sound?
For e.g. “Xin” would be pronounced as [Shin], “Ubaidah” as [Oo-BAY-dah]
first name:
middle name:
family name:

Please also indicate which parts of your name should be pronounced at the ceremony.


5. Information on graduation ceremony invitation cards

If you intend to order graduation ceremony invitation cards, please let us know (either via email or personally) until .... .
It is not compulsory to order invitations but once you did so, it is compulsory to collect them and pay for them. The invitation card is something symbolic. It contains the date and venue of the ceremony and the list of graduating students at the Faculty. You can have as many guests as you wish even without an invitation. The invitation card does not secure a seat.
Costs: 400 HUF/piece in cash

Invitations can be collected in room 103 (Faculty of Engineering) during office hours:

Monday-Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.


6. After you have received the degree certificate

Only one original copy of the degree certificate is issued (in Hungarian and in English). Upon the student's special request a certified true copy of the degree certificate (along with diploma supplement) can be requested in International Office, Faculty of Engineering. For certification/attestation the original degree certificate and the diploma supplement should be submitted to International Office, Faculty of Engineering.

The diploma supplement provides information on for. e.g. level of qualification, programme requirements, modules or units studied along with grades and credits obtained.

In case the student loses his/her degree certificate, upon his/her special request a replacement diploma may be ordered.

After you have received your degree certificate, a so-called graduation letter can be issued upon the student's special request. The graduation letter contains personal particulars, basic information pertaining to the completed training program and diploma grade.



Updated: 2020.07.03.

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