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Applying with education completed in Finland

Did your previous studies take place in Finland? Find detailed information on how you can apply to Centria on this page.

The past application period for degree programmes conducted in English was arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022. For applicants who have been accepted in this application round, the studies are set to begin in August 2022. The dates for the next application round for our Bachelor’s degree programmes conducted in English have not yet been confirmed. Once the dates have been confirmed they will be updated to our website.

In 2022, Centria UAS was a part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2022. The application process took place at The application process of the next application round is yet to be confirmed. Once the application process has been confirmed the details will be published on this page.

The application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they submit a valid application, attach required documents, meet eligibility requirements and successfully pass the entrance exam.

Please bear in mind that the instructions below were tailored for the joint application round of January 2022. The instructions are always updated before each application round.

Eligibility criteria

For this specific application round, the following education will give applicants eligibility to apply for Bachelor´s programmes:

If an applicant is applying through discretionary admission, he or she is required to submit copies of certificates that he or she wishes to use, to the Admissions office of Centria UAS by (date to be published) at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). Discretion only concerns an applicant’s eligibility to apply.

Filling the application

Applicants start the application process by filling out an online application form during the application period at There is no need for using education agents since the application is publicly available to everyone via the Internet as well as the admission process follows predefined admissions criteria which an agent cannot influence. When filling the application form, applicants are advised to double-check if the given postal address is up to date and the given email address is functional. A functional email address is particularly important in order to be able to contact applicants later on with decisions and further guidelines.

The email address provided in the application form will be taken as an official channel of communication and will not be changed later in the process. Once the application has successfully been registered, applicants receive an application number. If an application number is received, applicants do not have to contact Centria´s Admissions office to confirm if the application has arrived.

Admission criteria

Detailed information about selection methods for first joint application round in spring 2022 can be found here. Centria will be using the International UAS Exam and certificate-based selection.

Admission results

The results of the International UAS Exam for the January 2022 applicants will be published by 3 June 2022. All accepted applicants will be informed about their admission by e-mail. It is essential to apply with a valid email address so the results are able to reach the applicants. After being admitted, in order to be able to start their studies, applicants still have to accept the study place by logging into and accepting the offered study place. If applicants have problems using the Internet and accessing the, a pdf form can be provided by the Admissions office. After accepting the study place, applicants also enroll as present or absent for the first academic year. If applicants wish to register as absent, they have to check the Enrolment section of Centria’s website to see if they are eligible for such status and consult it further with the Admissions office.

Admissions Services

If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact Centria’s Admissions office. If you are contacting the Admissions office and you already have an application number, please state it in your email to ease the recognition process.