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Applying with education completed in Finland


The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants applying with a qualification completed in Finland will be arranged between 17 March to 31 March 2021. Offered programmes and more information about them can be found here. The application period ends on 31 March 2021 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2).

Centria UAS´degree programmes are not part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2021. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Direct application spring 2021. The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. The application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents, and successfully pass the entrance exam.


Eligibility criteria

For this specific direct application round, the following education gives applicants eligibility to apply for Bachelor´s programmes:

  • a Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
  • Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or 180 credit points, or a comparable previous Finnish vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units;
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma; 
  • a  Finnish vocational upper secondary  qualification  or  a  further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification
  • discretionary admissions


If an applicant is applying through discretionary admission, he or she is required to submit copies of certificates that he or she wishes to use, to the Admissions office of Centria UAS by (date to be published) at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). Discretion only concerns an applicant’s eligibility to apply.


Filling the application

Applicants start the application process by filling an online application form during the application period at Studyinfo.fi. There is no need for using education agents since the application is publicly available to everyone via Internet as well as the admission process follows predefined admissions criteria which an agent cannot influence. When filling 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 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 secondary education 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.


Apply for one or more of Centria´s eight Bachelor Programmes by using the direct links below: 

Degree programme
 Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Part-time studies
 Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Management, Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology, Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Engineering, Business Intelligence Technologies, Full-time studies
 Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, Full-time studies


Admission criteria

Motivation letter and motivation video 40 points/maximum

The maximum score is 40 points, while the minimum acceptable score is 10 points.

Motivation letter and motivation video should be submitted through a separate Webropol-form by 30th April 2021 at 3 pm Finnish time. Address to the Webropol-form will be sent to you by e-mail after you have submitted your application at Studyinfo.


Admission results

Admission results will be announced by xxxx 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.


More information

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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