The next application period for a Master´s degree programme, International Business Management, blended-learning studies will be arranged between 15 March and 28 April 2023.
The next application period for a Master´s degree programme, Cloud-based Software Engineering, blended-learning studies will be arranged between 1 February and 28 February 2023.
Master’s degree programme, International Business Management
- a higher education degree completed in one of the universities in Finland
- a higher education degree completed in one of the universities of applied sciences in Finland
- a higher education degree completed outside Finland in one of the EU/EEA-area countries
Furthermore, applicants are obliged to have at least two years of work experience, gained after obtaining the Bachelor´s degree (applicants can accumulate work experience until the end of July 2023).
Applicants are also required to be in good command of the English language since the Master´s studies are conducted in English.
Master’s degree programme, Information Technology, Cloud-based Software Engineering
- a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed in one of the universities or universities of applied sciences in Finland
- a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed in one of the European Union or the European Economic Area countries.
- a higher education degree in computer science or similar subject completed outside the EU/EEA-area countries.
Applicants are obliged to have at least two years of relevant work experience, gained after obtaining the Bachelor´s degree (applicants can accumulate work experience until the end of July 2023).
Applicants are also required to have a good command of the English language.
Filling the application
Applicants start the application process by filling out an online application form during the application period at Studyinfo.fi. When filling out 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 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 higher education degree certificate, 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.
To demonstrate his/her eligibility, the applicant must include the following attachments to the application form:
- Copy of original Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate
- Authorized translation of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate if the originals are not issued in Finnish, Swedish or English. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.
- Copies of testimonials: testimonials of the work experience entered on the application form. The testimonials need to be in English, Swedish or Finnish. Only work experience that is documented by the employer’s testimonial can be accepted. The testimonials/work certificates should show starting and closing dates as well as a description of work tasks. If you have worked part-time, the work certificates should indicate the number of work hours per month. 150 work hours or 20 working days (the minimum length of one full working day is 7 hours) compares with one month of work experience. Work experience gained as an entrepreneur, in one’s own or family business, can be documented by a certificate from an unchallengeable third party, such as a bookkeeper.
Links to the application forms can be found below. Please remember that it will be possible to fill and submit the application only within a valid application period.
Students are selected on the basis of points received from the entrance examination, which is organized online individually for each applicant. Students will be invited via e-mail to take part in the entrance exam after submitting a filled application with valid attachments and after being approved as eligible for this particular programme by the Admissions office. The instructions, detailed content, and the schedule of the online entrance exam are going to be announced via email as well.
When filling the application form, applicants are advised to double-check if the given email address is functional. A functional email address is necessary in order to be able to contact applicants with essential guidelines.
Admission results will be announced as soon as they are ready but on 8 July at the latest. 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 Studyinfo.fi and accepting the offered study place. If applicants have problems using the Internet and accessing the Studyinfo.fi, 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.
In case an applicant believes a mistake has been made in student selection, they may file a claim for adjustment after the publication of the student selection results.
Claims for adjustment have to be filed within 14 days after the publication of results. Appeal based on personal circumstances will not be considered as valid reason for appeal. Student admission decision can be changed only in those cases where it is clearly shown that the UAS has not followed the student admission criteria. Therefore, the claim of adjustment must be well-grounded and it should contain accurate information on where the UAS has not followed the criteria.
Claim for adjustment can be delivered via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post
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Tuition fee payment
Citizens of NON-EU/EEA countries are according to Finnish law obliged to pay tuition fees. After accepting a study place, if needed, applicants receive an email with tuition fee payment instructions.
More information about the tuition fees and who is obligated to pay them can be found here.
If an applicant does not have a Finnish residence permit, we advise starting the residence permit process as soon as possible, after accepting the study place or in case of an applicant from a NON-EU/EEA country – after accepting the study place and paying the tuition fee. It is possible to do so at the nearest Finnish consulate or embassy after getting the notice of acceptance letter. The precondition for obtaining a residence permit is a letter of acceptance from the university, a tuition fee payment confirmation (if the applicant is obliged to pay the tuition fees), a valid health insurance coverage with a reliable and solvent company or institution, as well as a prove 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.
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.