In connection with the prevention of the spread of SARS-Cov-2 virus, we would like to inform you that special precautions are taken in direct contact with the Diploma Section. Collecting the diploma is possible only after prior telephone appointment at the Diploma Section.


Do you want to pick up your diploma?

Due to the prevailing state of the epidemic, follow these rules:

  • if you have symptoms such as cough, runny nose or fever, get your diploma later, when these symptoms have passed,

  • people entering the building must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose and disposable gloves,

  • people enter the building individually,

  • keep a distance of at least 2 m from other people,

  • before entering the building and individual rooms, disinfect your hands,

  • limit contact with building equipment (such as handrails, handles) to the necessary minimum,

  • enter the room of the Diploma Section individually with your ID card ready to reduce the contact time to the necessary minimum.

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Basic information on issuing diplomas and supplements

Within 30 days from the date of graduation, the University shall issue the graduate with a diploma together with the diploma supplement and 2 copies thereof, including at the request of the graduate - their copy in a foreign language, i.e:

the so-called set A:

  • the original diploma with a supplement,

  • 2 copies of the diploma with a supplement in Polish

or

the so-called set B:

  • the original diploma with a supplement,

  • 1 copy of the diploma with a supplement in Polish,

  • 1 copy of the diploma with a supplement in English

The university does not charge a fee for the above documents.

For issuing an additional copy of the diploma and / or supplement in English and a duplicate of the diploma and diploma supplement, a fee of PLN 20 is collected for each of the above-mentioned documents in accordance with §36 of the Regulation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 27/09/2018. on studies.

To collect the diploma, the graduate contacts the Diploma Section:

Diplomas and supplements are issued in the Diploma Section.

29 Radwańska Street,

building A13 (first floor, room 12)

Please note: Collecting the diploma is possible only after prior telephone appointment at the Diploma Section.

Work hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 am - 3 pm,

Tuesday: 10 am -5 pm,

Saturday: 9 am -1 pm.

In order to collect the diploma, the graduate presents his / her identity card. The diploma may also be issued at the graduate's request to an authorized person. The authorization should contain confirmation of the authenticity of the signature of the authorizing person, made in particular by the University (by the relevant Dean of the Faculty) or by a notary or consul of the Republic of Poland.

Frequently Asked Questions:

After the reception of the diploma, the graduate shall personally present himself/herself with an identity document (ID card or passport), the remaining documents shall be collected from the Faculty Dean's Office.

Currently, Lodz University of Technology does not send diplomas by post.

If the graduate cannot appear in person to collect the diploma and supplement, he or she may do so by a person authorized by him. The authorization (signed by hand) should be left at the Dean's office. The Dean or an authorized employee of the Dean's office confirm the authenticity of the signature and hand over the authorization to the Diploma Section.

The second option is a notary authorization. In both cases, the person collecting the diploma on behalf of the graduate should have an identity document (ID card or passport).

If a graduate is abroad, he can also authorize someone to collect their diploma. In such a situation, he reports to the Polish Consul and confirms the authenticity of the signature there. Such authorization is given to the person who has been authorized, who reports with this document and identity document to the Diploma Section.

Lodz University of Technology issues two variants of the so-called "Sets" of documents:

"Set A"

  • The original diploma with the supplement: 
    2 copies of the diploma with a supplement in Polish

"Set B"

  • The original diploma with the supplement:
    1 copy of the diploma with a supplement in Polish, 1 copy of the diploma with a supplement in English

The university does not charge a fee for the above documents.

A student or graduate may apply for additional copies of diplomas and supplements on the terms in force on the date of issuing the diploma.

From October 1, 2019, a student or graduate can apply for additional copies of diplomas and supplements in Polish and / or English:

  • The student marks this information on the student portal (WebDziekanat),
  • A graduate does not have access to the student panel and submits a paper application in the Diploma Section (link to the application).
  • Applications can be submitted to the university at any time.

No fee is charged for an additional copy of the diploma and supplement in Polish. However, for issuing an additional copy of the diploma and / or supplement in English and a duplicate of the diploma and diploma supplement, a fee of PLN 20 is collected for each of the above-mentioned documents in accordance with §36 of the Regulation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 27/09/2018. on studies.

Documents intended for legal transactions with foreign countries are authenticated at the request of the interested university graduate at the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (in accordance with Article 2 (3) (5) of the Act of 7 July 2017 on the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) j. From February 1, 2018, the NAWA Director authenticates the following documents:

1. Graduation diplomas with supplements, copies of these documents and their copies in a foreign language,

2. Post-graduate studies certificates,

3. Duplicate documents referred to above,

4. Certificates of graduation.

This verification consists only in the authentication of documents related to the completed studies. NAWA does not have data on the course of studies of a given person. More information can be found on the NAWA website. https://nawa.gov.pl/apostille-i-legalizacja Additional procedures for legalizing other official documents for the purpose of using them (also abroad and in countries not party to the Hague Convention of 1961) are specified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the website.

A person whose diploma has been recognized as equivalent to the Polish diploma and title by means of nostrification or on the basis of an international agreement, may use the appropriate Polish title. On the other hand, a person who has a diploma obtained at a university in one of the EU, OECD or EFTA Member States, referred to in Art. 326 paragraph. 1 of the Constitution for Science and exercising the rights regulated in this provision, may not use the Polish title, because under this provision the title was not declared equivalent.

Therefore, we recommend that you use the original title. Additionally, it is worth indicating the name and seat of the institution that awarded the title. This will prevent possible mistakes in the situation where the original name of the title could be confused with the Polish one.

After completing the studies and issuing the diploma, the first name and / or surname on the graduate's diploma are not changed, unless the name and / or surname have been changed on the basis of an administrative decision or a court ruling issued in the proceedings on gender reassignment - IMPORTANT: change of marital status is no basis for changing this data.

No corrections are made on the diploma and the supplement. A diploma containing errors or mistakes is subject to exchange. A graduate who noticed an error on the diploma after its receipt from the University is obliged to submit a written application for its replacement.

IMPORTANT: The basis for the exchange of the diploma and / or supplement is a mistake in one of these documents. In this case, you should report to the Diploma Section with the incorrect document for exchange. For graduates defending the diploma dissertation before October 1, 2019, the fee is PLN 60 (if the error is due to the graduate's fault). No fee is charged for the exchange of diplomas issued under the new rules (persons defending the diploma dissertation after October 1, 2019).

A duplicate of the diploma and / or supplement is issued when the graduate loses or destroys the originals together with copies of the above-mentioned documents. In such a situation, the graduate submits an application to the Dean's office (addressed to the Rector) for a duplicate stating the reason for their loss and confirmation of the payment for the duplicate. Information on the account numbers for fees is provided by the relevant Dean's office.

According to §36 of the Regulation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 27/09/2018 on studies (Journal of Laws 2018 item 1861) the fee for issuing a duplicate of the diploma and a duplicate of the supplement is PLN 20 for each of these documents. This amount applies to the persons taking their thesis defense exams after 1 October 2019.  However, for graduates taking their defence exams before 1 October 2019 the fee is PLN 90.

PRK (PQF) - Polish Qualifications Framework, similarly to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF - allows to compare the levels of frameworks from different Member States), consists of eight levels. PQF takes into account the characteristics typical of qualifications awarded in general and vocational education and in higher education. Each is described by general characteristics of the scope and complexity of the knowledge, skills and social competences required of people with a given level of qualification.

In simple terms, qualifications are a diploma, certificate, in a word: a document that confirms that someone can and can do something.

In order to organize the qualifications, the so-called qualification frame, i.e. a rack with different shelves to which diplomas are inserted, and each shelf is a different level of qualifications. Such a qualification system is designed to help the graduate of our university to convince a foreign employer of the level of their skills, and for companies to prove to the European contractor that they have employees with appropriate competences to undertake a given order. Here are some of the benefits of PRK (PQF):

– for staff

  • as mentioned above, PQF will help to present your qualifications in a way that is understandable to employers on the European labor market,

  • simplify the change of occupation.

– for learners

  • will help in determining your knowledge, skills and social competences,

  • facilitate the assessment of the quality of training and courses,

  • will avoid unnecessary repetition of classes and courses at different levels of learning,

  • will allow you to assess how much the diplomas or certificates we obtain are worth,

  • encourage lifelong learning.

– for employers

  • facilitate the recruitment of employees, avoid costly mistakes thanks to the precise formulation of the required knowledge and skills,

  • it will enable better planning of payroll and training for employees,

  • it will enable a more accurate diagnosis of employees' competences and indicate opportunities for improvement,

  • it will bring the labor and education markets closer, it will be easier to recognize the needs of both of these markets and fill the gaps, e.g. with newly created professions,

  • will increase the chances of Polish companies in international tenders, give the opportunity to prove the value of the offer and present it in an understandable way abroad,

  • it will allow for self-assessment of competences and finding appropriate training for continuous self-development.


Additional benefits from the introduction of the Polish Qualifications Framework:

  • comparability of qualifications on the Polish and European labor market,

  • better information about graduates' competences - for employers and educators,

  • the possibility of recognizing competences outside formal education,

  • a new tool for educational and career advisers who will be able to more effectively support people who want to retrain and improve their competences, as well as those looking for a job,

  • mobility of learners and graduates,

  • increasing the motivation to learn (Lifelong Learning perspective),

  • improving the quality of teaching.

The full qualification is awarded only within the education systems and higher education at the end of specific stages of education, e.g. secondary school-leaving certificate (matura), first-cycle diploma (bachelor), etc. All professional qualifications that are fully integrated into the Integrated Qualifications System.

The first-cycle diploma is confirmed by full qualification at the 6th level of the Polish Qualifications Framework

The diploma of completion of the second-cycle studies and the diploma of completion of the uniform master's studies are confirmed by the full qualification at the 7th level of the Polish Qualifications Framework

The doctoral diploma is confirmed by full qualification at the 8th level of the Polish Qualifications Framework

Partial qualifications are all qualifications included in the Integrated Qualifications System that are not full qualifications. They can be created both within the education system and higher education, and outside them. Partial qualifications have a smaller range of required learning outcomes than full qualifications. The partial qualifications awarded in the education system include, inter alia, qualifications in the profession, i.e. confirmed by a certificate or awarded after completing postgraduate studies (included in the Integrated Qualifications System). Partial qualifications may form the necessary basis for employment in a specific position. They also supplement full qualifications - they constitute preparation for the profession (e.g. doctors obtain specializations and other professional qualifications related to the operation of specialist medical equipment).

Nostrification is a procedure leading to the determination of the Polish equivalent of a foreign diploma. This procedure is subject to a diploma of completion of studies abroad, which cannot be

recognized as equivalent to the relevant Polish diploma and professional title on the basis of an international agreement specifying equivalence.

  • Required documents

The person applying for the recognition of the diploma submits an application to the Rector. The following documents must be attached to the application:

a.graduate diploma,

b. documents enabling the assessment of the course of studies, the learning outcomes achieved and the duration of studies,

c. certificate, diploma or other document on the basis of which a given person was admitted to studies.

The aforementioned documents may be submitted in the form of copies certified as true copies by the University.

  • Fee for the procedure - a fee is charged for the procedure, the amount of which is set by the Rector.

The fee for carrying out the nostrification procedure shall be paid to the University's bank account within no less than 14 days from the date of issuing the certificate. It is payable regardless of the outcome of the confirmation procedure. If there are grounds for this, the Rector may release the applicant from the obligation to pay the fee, in part or in full. The fee waiver may only be granted upon the applicant's written request to the Rector. The application must be accompanied by documents confirming special circumstances preventing the applicant from paying the fee.

Diploma Section
Adres
29 Radwanska Street
90-924 Lodz, Poland
building A13 (first floor, room 12)
Telefon
+48 42 631 20 91