How to apply to Bachelor´s

Applying to Centria University of Applied Sciences takes place at

Direct links to apply at (Direct links coming soon)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineerign, Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing

The selection criteria is going to be published by the beginning of October.

The direct application to Centria will take place in 8th - 31st January 2020. This application period concerns applicants who are applying with a qualification completed outside Finland.

Results of the student admission will be announced in April 2020 the latest. All admitted applicants will be informed about admission by e-mail.

Applicant's checklist for the Direct application to Centria in January 2020

1. Start by filling in an online application form during the application period (8th January - 31st January 2020) at

  • If you get an application number from applicant register, your application has been registered (you do not have to contact the admissions office to check whether your application has been registered or not)
  • Use your application number when you are in contact with the admissions office
  • Remember that Centria University of Applied Sciences' degree programmes are not part of the Joint application in January 2020. For this reason, you can only apply to Centria's degree programmes with the Direct application to Centria / January 2020.

Send required documents by the deadline via the Webropol-form

  • a photocopy of your original certificate via Webropol form to the Admissions office of Centria UAS (applicants with non-Finnish qualification)
  • notice that only copies of the final certificates are accepted when sent via the Webropol form, official statements of results (for example by WAEC or Neco) must still be sent to Centria UAS directly from the organisation awarding the degree
  • If your documents do not arrive by the deadline, your eligibility cannot be evaluated which automatically means that you cannot be invited to the entrance examination/your motivation letter and video cannot be taken into consideration.

Information concerning the admission process will also be sent to you by e-mail

  • make sure that you give the right e-mail address and that it is working properly; otherwise, you may miss crucial information
  • give your own e-mail address because it is always safer when information concerning the application process is sent to your own e-mail address
  • confirmation of your application will be sent to your e-mail automatically by the applicant register as well as reminder of sending certificates

Make sure that your postal address is correct

Application process run by the Finnish Board of Education is free of charge for all applicants despite possible entrance examination fees if the entrance exam is arranged at the embassy

  • there is no need for using agents, because everyone can apply via internet and all necessary information concerning the application process is available at
  • an agent cannot guarantee that you get admission because all universities of applied sciences are following the same admission procedure and the same instructions and student admission is made by predefined admissions criteria

Discretionary admission: Centria UAS is using discretionary admission which means that also applicants who usually would not be eligible can be considered as eligible. An applicant can apply through discretionary admission if

  • he/she is not a citizen of an EU/EEA-country and does not graduate by the end of the application period or has already graduated but will not receive his/her final certificate by the end of the application period.

If you are applying through discretionary admission, you will have to send your documents to the admissions offices of all of your preferences, because every UAS using discretionary admission is making decisions concerning invitations to entrance examinations on basis of the documents an applicant applying through discretionary admission has sent.

You will find information about other Universities of Applied Sciences using discretionary admission at Please notice that each university of applied sciences using discretionary admission has it's own criteria for discretionary admission.

Before Arrival

Residence Permit

If you live outside EU or EEA, you need to apply for a residence permit before leaving for Finland. It is recommended to do so without delay at the nearest Finnish consulate or embassy after getting the notice of acceptance letter.

Please note! The precondition for obtaining a residence permit is that you have a valid health insurance coverage with a reliable and solvent company or institution. Further information can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

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