Frequently Asked Questions

1* What is a tuition fee, what does it cover and who has to pay it?

The tuition fees are charged by Centria UAS for instruction or other services. Tuition fees will be charged from citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The current tuition fees can be found here.

2* How much are the tuition fees at Centria UAS?

Centria University of Applied Sciences has set the tuition fees for the academic year 2018/2019 as follows:
Degree programme - Tuition fee/year
Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Management, International business) - 6000 €
Bachelor of Engineering (Information Technology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology) - 6000 €
Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing - 8500 €

Read more about the tuition fees here.

3* Are there any scholarships?

Centria University of Applied Sciences offers a scholarship scheme for tuition fee paying students:
In the Bachelor Degree programmes, students get a 50% voucher on the following year’s tuition fee in case the student has completed 55 credits during the first academic year.

Read more about the scholarships here.

4* What is the Early Bird discount?

Early Bird discount: If you accept the study place and pay the tuition fee within two weeks after getting a notification that you have been accepted to study at Centria, you will get an early bird discount, which is 1500€, off the tuition fee. So, for example, in BBA degree programme tuition fee is 6000€. By paying within two weeks of getting accepted, the student will benefit from the early bird discount and pay 4500€.

5* When is the Application Period?

The application period for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland is usually in January. However, the application period may vary annually. The exact dates for the application period will be published here before the application period starts.

6* Do I need a Residence Permit?

After you receive your acceptance letter from Centria UAS you should check the immigration formalities. The residence permit process might take several months. Make sure that you have enough time to complete all the necessary steps in order to get your residence permit process ready in time. 

The regulations concerning the stay in Finland and the visa regulations can be found on the web page of the Finnish Immigration Service

You must submit your residence permit application to Finnish embassy in the country of your legal residence.

Through e-service you can access residence permit applications related to studies in the case of both the first permit and extended permits (

  • If you have submitted your application via e-service, you need to visit a Finnish embassy to verify your identity and to present the original copies of any supplements needed for the application.

Please note that Centria UAS cannot influence the decisions made by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland regarding residence permits.

7* What are the starting dates of studies?

Usually the studies start in autumn. The information of the important dates of the academic year can be found here.

8* Euros and dollars?

Current exchange rate for the dollar and euros (29th Aug 2019):
1 dollar = 0,90 euros
1 euro = 1,11 dollars

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