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Applying with SAT scores

Applicants of the SAT application can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully deliver the SAT scores by the deadline to Centria UAS.

The past application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants who in their past have completed the SAT tests (new version taken after March 2016), was arranged between 1 December 2021 and 28 February 2022. All eligible students who delivered the SAT scores (with a minimum of 400 points from evidence-based reading and writing and a minimum of 400 points from Mathematics) via CollegeBoard by the deadline have been accepted. 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 have not yet been confirmed. Once the dates have been confirmed they will be updated to our website.

This application is not part of the Joint application of Higher Education. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Direct application with SAT results to Bachelor’s degrees / Spring 2022. The application process takes place at when the application period is ongoing.

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 application round of spring 2022. The instructions are always updated before each application round.

Eligibility criteria

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

Centria University of Applied Sciences uses discretionary admission, which means that the applicant could be considered eligible even if he/she did not meet the general admission criteria. Discretion may come into question in the following situation:

Please notice, that eligibilities are going to be checked only after the entrance examinations and therefore it is possible for an applicant to take part in the online entrance exam even if she/he is not eligible to apply for higher education at Centria UAS. However, only eligible applicants can be accepted as new students.

Filling the application

Applicants start the application process by filling 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 be contacted later on with decisions and further guidelines. The email address provided in the application form will be taken as the official channel of communication and will not be changed later in the process. Once the application has successfully been registered, including an official copy of the secondary education certificate, applicants receive an application number. If an application number is received, applicants do not have to contact Centria´s Admissions office to confirm that the application has arrived.

One applicant can apply only for ONE programme. Only one application from an applicant will be taken into consideration.

The deadline for filling in the application and submitting it is 28 February 2022, 3 pm Finnish time. After submitting the application, applicants can still make changes to the application until the end of the application period. After that, it is still possible to attach documents to the application, but no other changes are possible. The deadline for submitting attachments is 11 March 2022, 3 pm Finnish time.

Admission criteria & guaranteed admission

Applicants can apply for all Bachelor programmes except the Nursing programme with the SAT results. Only results from the new SAT test (taken after March 2016) are acceptable.


All eligible students who will deliver the SAT scores (a minimum 400 points from evidence-based reading and writing and a minimum of 400 points from Mathematics) via CollegeBoard by the deadline will be accepted.

One applicant can apply only for ONE programme. Only one application from an applicant will be taken into consideration.

Language tests

Language tests are not required during the application process.

Admission results

Admission results for applicants will be announced by 31 March 2022 at the latest. However, students will be accepted one by one, immediately after their results are delivered to Centria UAS and after their eligibility is checked. For this reason, for fast acceptance, we advise our applicants to apply and order the results to be sent to Centria UAS as soon as possible!

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 will 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. The deadline for accepting the offered study place is 15 July 2022, 3 pm Finnish time. If applicants have problems using the Internet and accessing the, a pdf form can be provided by the Admissions office. By accepting the study place, applicants also register themselves as a present 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 to apply for such status and consult it further with the Admissions office.

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fee concerns only citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. Applicants can find information about the tuition fee payment sum, payment details, and payment deadlines in the acceptance letter.

Newly accepted students have a right to get an early bird discount, which means a discount of 1500€ of the first year’s tuition fee under the condition that the reduced tuition fee is paid within two weeks after receiving an acceptance letter. Detailed instructions considering the early bird discount will be sent with the acceptance letter.

More information on the tuition fees and who is obligated to pay them, the scholarships, and other discounts can be found here.

Residence permit

Once a tuition fee is paid, we advise students to immediately start the residence permit process. The precondition for obtaining a residence permit is a letter of acceptance from the university, a tuition fee payment confirmation, a valid health insurance coverage with a reliable and solvent company or institution, as well as a proof of sufficient funds in order to be able to self-support a student life in Finland. Further information can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

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.