Diploma without participating in the graduation ceremony
Absence at the graduation ceremony
If a graduate does not participate in the graduation ceremony, they can collect their diploma after the ceremony’s date. The steps are described below (Collecting your diploma). A diploma can be also collected by another person with a power of attorney. The power of attorney must be provided in two copies – one for signature at the matriculation book at the Rectorate of Charles University, the second one for the collecting of diploma itself. The power of attorney does not have to be notarized.
Request to obtain a diploma in advance and without taking part in the graduation ceremony
In case a graduate needs a diploma earlier than at the graduation ceremony due to serious reasons (esp. studying abroad), they have to make a request as soon as possible after finishing the studies to be excluded from the graduation ceremony and to obtain the diploma earlier. The request is made with a form of a general request. The request is delivered to the Department of Student Affairs.
After receiving a confirmation from the faculty that the diploma is ready, the graduate follows the procedure described below in Collecting your diploma. In this case, it is not possible to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Collecting your diploma
The graduates of bachelor and master study programmes have to go to the Odbor pro studium a záležitosti studentů UK, Oddělení dokladů a matrik (Praha 1, Ovocný trh 3, second floor, room no. 224) where they sign the matriculation list of graduates. With the confirmation from the matriculation, they go to the Department of Student Affairs of the Faculty where they can collect their diploma and diploma supplement.
The graduates of doctoral study programmes have to go to the Odbor pro studium a záležitosti studentů, Oddělení doktorského studia (Praha 1, Ovocný trh 3, second floor, room no. 207) where they sign the matriculation list of graduates. With the confirmation from the matriculation, they go to the Department of Student Affairs of the Faculty where they can collect their diploma and diploma supplement.
Confirmation of graduation
Diplomas are handed out at graduation ceremonies, which in some cases take place several months after of graduation. If necessary, the study department will issue a certificate of graduation at the graduate's request the graduate's graduation certificate (or, where applicable, a statement of completed requirements) as temporary proof of graduation for employers, etc. A certificate of graduation with an electronic signature can also be can be generated from the SIS.