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​Dear Graduates,

Congratulations on your success! The Graduation and the acquisition of a Master's degree in Medicine is a peak from which wide horizons for a successful professional realization are opening ahead of you.

  • Event Details

Date & Time: 2nd of December 2023 (Saturday), 16:00
Venue: Congress Hall, Palace of Culture and Sports – Varna

  • ​When will I receive my Diploma and the Diploma Supplement?

You will receive the Diploma during the official ceremony.

Students can obtain their Diploma Supplement (without which the Diploma is invalid) upon returning the official gown, scarf and cap (the tassel is for you). Check the ATTIRE section bellow for more information on how to get/return the official apparel.

Students who will not attend the graduation ceremony can obtain their Diplomas and Diploma Supplements at MU-Varna, Rectorate, floor 2, room 207A, after 4th of December, within the following hours: 09.30-12.00 and 13.30-16.00.

Diplomas and Diploma Supplements shall be obtained in person or through a notarized Power of Attorney after submitting an identity document.

The graduates from Class 2023 of the Faculty of Medicine at Medical University "Prof. Dr Paraskev Stoyanov" – Varna can invite to the solemn ceremony friends and relatives (there is no limit on the guest number). Your guests will be allowed to enter the Congress Hall at the Palace of Culture and Sports – Varna between 15.15 to 15.45, on the 2nd of December, only after presenting a guest pass.

  • How to provide passes for my guests at the graduation ceremony?

Guest passes should be ordered online here before 17th of November 2023.

You can collect the claimed guest passes when you get your official apparel (the gown, scarf and cap). Check the ATTIRE section bellow for more information on how to get/return the official apparel.

  • Will my guests with passes be able to sit anywhere in the hall?

The hall is divided into sectors in different colours. All your guests with passes will have an assigned seat in the hall. The colour of your sector will be indicated on the pass, and all your guests will be seated together.

  • Information for guests requiring alternative means of transportation

In case some of your guests have disabilities and need assistance for taking their places in the hall, they will be assisted by the staff members to a suitable, easy to access location to watch the ceremony.

  • Is it compulsory to wear an academic gown?

If you have chosen to attend the ceremony, you must wear the academic gown of MU-Varna. It is not allowed to wear a gown, different from the one of your graduating colleagues.

  • Where can I collect my gown from?

You can collect your gown, scarf and cap at the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Medicine, room 205 on 30th November and 1st of December, between 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00. Together with your official apparel, you will get the requested guest passes.

  • Where can I return my gown?

You can return the gown, scarf and cap (the tassel is for you) at the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Medicine, room 205 on 4th, 5th or 6th of December, between 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00. Only after you return your official apparel you will be given the Diploma Supplement. Be advised that without the Diploma Supplement your Diploma is invalid as a document.

  • What am I to wear with my gown?

Graduation is an official event, that is why we kindly invite graduates to tailor their attire to the occasion. It is recommended that the clothes be simple, in neutral colours, and women's heels be up to 7 cm high, in order to avoid accidents during Diploma awarding on stage in the hall. Sportswear and casual wear is not considered appropriate for graduation ceremonies, either.

  • ​How long before the ceremony should I arrive in the hall?​

Please, arrive at the Palace of Culture and Sports – Varna at 14.30, the Technical entry on Vasil Drumev Str. so that there is sufficient time for the accompanying activities before the ceremony and the clarification of important details concerning it.

Each student has a seat with their name on it. You will be given your seat number when you take your official apparel. You shall take your seat in the Congress Hall not later than 15.30!

  • What will happen if I get late for my ceremony?

Depending on how late you arrive, it is possible that you do not get the opportunity to walk on stage. In this case, you can obtain your Diploma and Diploma Supplement at MU-Varna, Rectorate, floor 2, room 207A, within the following hours: 09.30-12.00 and 13.30-16.00.

  • Parking

Parking options in the area are limited, so we recommend that you do not use a personal car for transportation. A paid parking lot is available near the hall, but we cannot guarantee availability of vacancies.

  • How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony lasts approximately 3 hours.

  • ​How will I know when it is my turn to walk on stage?

Guided by the student affairs officers and other university staff members, students will move from their seats in groups in a predetermined order to walk on stage. All students are to remain in place until the end of the ceremony.


  • Photos on a branded wall

Once the ceremony is over, graduates and guests can take photos in front of branded walls.