Transfer application

Transfer application period is open from 1 November till 15 November, 2019 at The application period ends on 15 November, 2019 at 3 pm. Finnish time (UTC +2).

It is possible to apply to Centria UAS during the transfer application period if:

  • a student wants to transfer from one field of study to another within Centria UAS with a change in the degree title
  • a student wants to transfer from another Finnish university of applied sciences to Centria UAS

A transfer student may only move from another UAS to Centria if the UAS he or she is moving from offers a corresponding degree programme with the same degree title as Centria offers. In doing so, the student transfers his or her whole study entitlement from the former UAS to Centria.

It is not possible to transfer from a university outside Finland to Centria UAS. For a student who has started studies in a university in another country, it is only possible to apply in January 2020 between for one of Centia´s degree programmes at, take part in the entrance examination, and then if getting admitted it is possible to apply for the transfer of previously gained credits. However, please notice that the transfer of credits cannot be done in advanced. The transfer of credits can be done only after an applicant gets admitted and starts the studies at Centria UAS and after the head of the degree programme approves it.


Eligibility criteria 

  • Only applicants who have a valid study right in an equivalent degree programme in a university of applied sciences in Finland are considered as eligible.
  • A transfer application, an up-to-date transcript of records, and a study certificate (stating the starting date of the studies and the semesters used for presence and absence) must be submitted by the end of the application period.


Admission results

The final decision about accepting a transfer student is taken by the head of the student administration based on the resources and available places of the degree programme. Transfer students start their degree studies at Centria UAS after being accepted at the beginning of fall or spring semester.

The common appeal process applies also to transfer students.


More information

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

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