FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

QUESTION OF THE MONTH:

What happens if I already had an appointment with migri, but I have not received my residence permit decision yet and the semester has already started?

We are aware of this common issue, many of our students every year receive Migri’s decision very late. However, it is possible to start the studies later during the semester, as soon as a positive decision is received. If this situation occurs, it is good to contact the Admissions office at admissions@centria.fi to announce this delay and to obtain more information about the latest possible arrival, etc.

To avoid this problem, we strongly recommend to start the residence permit process immediately when the study place is granted and accepted.

 

WHICH DEGREE PROGRAMMES DOES CENTRIA UAS OFFER?

Every year, Centria UAS offers multiple Bachelor´s degree programmes and one Master´s degree programme in English.

  • Current list of offered Bachelor´s degree programmes can be found here.
  • Current information about the Master´s degree programme can be found here.

 

WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A BACHELOR´S PROGRAMME?

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.

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


ARE THERE ANY TUITION FEES AND WHO HAS TO PAY THEM?

According to law, Centria UAS is obliged to charge tuition fees 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.


HOW MUCH ARE THE TUITION FEES?

Centria University of Applied Sciences has set the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/2021 as follows:

DEGREE PROGRAMME Tuition fee/ Academic year
Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Management, Business Management - ERP, International Business) 7000 €*
Bachelor of Engineering (Business Intelligence Technologies, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology) 7000 €*
Bachelor of Health Care (Nursing) 8500 €*

Read more about the tuition fees here.


DOES CENTRIA OFFER ANY SCHOLARSHIPS?

Centria UAS offers a scholarship scheme for tuition fee paying students: For the Bachelor´s degree programmes, students get a 50% voucher on the following year’s tuition fee under a condition that he or she has completed 55 credits during the previous academic year.

Read more about the scholarships here.


WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

If an applicant accepts the study place and pay the tuition fee within two weeks after recieving an acceptance notification from Centria, he or she gets an early bird discount which is 1500€ discount off the tuition fee.

Read more about the early bird discount here.

 

TO BE ABLE TO STUDY IN FINLAND, 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 http://www.migri.fi/frontpage.

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 (http://www.migri.fi/studying_in_finland).

  • 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.

WHEN DOES THE ACADEMIC YEAR START AT CENTRIA?

Centria´s degree programmes usually start in autumn (August/September). Detailed information of the important dates of the academic year can be found here.

 

CAN I REGISTER (ENROL) AS ABSENT FOR ONE OR MORE SEMESTERS?

Students in degree programmes that started after 1st of August 2015 can be registered as absent for a maximum of 1 academic year (two academic terms) without a specific reason (so-called subjective right for absence).

If the student has legal grounds for the absence, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the student services (Talonpojankatu 2). Legal grounds for the absence are the Conscription Act, Non-Military Service Act or family leaves. The required documentation can be, for example, call-up order, Kela's certificate of maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or a medical certificate of the pregnancy.

Registration as absent on legal grounds does not affect the student’s subjective right for being absent for one academic year. The regular completion time does not include the absences on legal grounds (Conscription Act/Non-Military Service Act or family leaves) or other absences (illness/injury/any other reason) that are maximum of two academic periods.

Although, first year students are only allowed to register as absent if having some of above-mentioned legal grounds. It is not possible to register as absent without a specific reason.

Read more about the enrolment process here.

 


   
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