January 2020 Graduation

General information for the day

The graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering is scheduled for Friday 31 January 2020, 3.00 p.m.
Venue: University of Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Main Building, Main Campus.

Preparations may last long (e.g. collecting the graduation gown (free of charge), rehearsal, signing the relevant documents).

Therefore, you are kindly asked to appear in the Main Building of the University at around 1.00 p.m. on the ground floor (next to buffet and cloakroom).

First step after arrival: signing the relevant documents

If you fail to collect and put on your gown and sign the relevant documents until 2.30 p.m. sharp, the diploma cannot be awarded to you at the ceremony.

Gowns will need to be returned after the ceremony. As the graduation ceremony of our faculty is directly followed by the graduation ceremony of another faculty graduands are kindly requested to take photos before the start of the graduation ceremony of our faculty.

You can take your seat in the Assembly Room (Díszudvar) on the ground floor from around 2.00 p.m., afterwards the rehearsal follows. A sheet of paper with your full name on it will designate your seat. You are kindly requested not to change seats with one another. The ceremony begins at 3.00 p.m. sharp. After the rehearsal candidates are not allowed to leave their places.

Dress code: As this is a special and formal occasion you are kindly requested to wear something smart.

Duration of the ceremony: 1,5 - 2 hours

Language of the ceremony: mainly Hungarian, partly English

The ceremony will be screened live here: (link will be provided later on)

Information on graduation ceremony photos is available here: http://www.fejesfoto.hu/rendezvenyfotok

Mobile phones should be on silent during the ceremony.

Schedule/structure of the ceremony: opening remarks, degree certificates are being awarded to graduands, prizes are being awarded to staff and students, closing session


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, for example between 15 January and 15 February 2020)

Another 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.

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".

Registering your intentions for your graduation ceremony

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

Please email us (International Office, Faculty of Engineering) or inform us personally until Tuesday 26 November 2019 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. 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 your administrator from International Office, Faculty of Engineering.

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.

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 Tuesday 26 November 2019.
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-Thursday-Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Tuesday: 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Wednesday: no office hours

After you have received the degree certificate

Only one original copy of the degree certificate is issued. 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.

In case the student loses his/her degree certificate, upon his/her special request another one will be issued.

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: 2020.01.02.

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