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Frequently asked questions


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When can I apply for one of the Bachelor´s degree programs?

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English will be arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022. The offered programmes and more information about them can be found here. The application period will end on 19 January 2022 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). This application period is going to be only for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland. For applicants accepted in this application round, the studies are set to begin in August 2022.

When can I apply for the MBA programme?

The application period for MBA programmes (full-time and part-time) took place in spring 2021. At this moment we do not have exact dates for the next application periods, but presumably, they are going to be organized during spring 2022.

How does the corona situation influence newly accepted students?

We acknowledge that due to the unfortunate outbreak of the Coronavirus, there has been concern and uncertainty for our newly accepted students regarding for example tuition fee payments and residence permit issues. We understand the concern and we want to offer support in the ways we can. Please try to check your email address often, so you get all Corona updates which Centria sends. Also, more information can be requested at the Admissions office email - admissions@centria.fi


Which degree programs does Centria UAS offer?

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

  • The current list of offered Bachelor´s degree programs can be found here.
  • Current information about the Master´s degree program can be found here.


When can I apply for a bachelor's program?

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 for bachelor's degree programs?

Centria UAS has set the tuition fees for the academic year 2021/2022 as follows:

Degree program 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 UAS offer any scholarships?

Centria UAS offers a scholarship scheme for tuition fee-paying students. Read more about scholarships here.

What is the early bird discount?

If an applicant accepts the study place and pays the tuition fee within two weeks after receiving an acceptance notification from Centria UAS, he or she gets an early bird discount which is a 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 the 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 UAS?

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


Can I register (enroll) as absent for one or more semesters?

Students in degree programs 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 a maximum of two academic periods.

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

Read more about the enrolment process here.


Who can provide me more information and answer my questions?

If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact Centria´s Admissions office at admissions@centria.fi or via phone at +358 40 808 6604. 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.


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