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Online Nordic Pathway

Online Nordic Pathway

Embark on Your Educational Journey to Finland with the Online Nordic Pathway! This 5-month online pathway programme offers entry to Bachelor’s degree programmes for Moroccan and Emirati students at Centria, SAMK and VAMK Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland.

The Benefits

The Online Nordic Pathway is a program jointly organized by Finnish Consortium consisting of Centria, SAMK, VAMK Universities of Applied Sciences. The program is targeted at students in Morocco and the UAE who want to study a Bachelor’s degree program in English at Centria, SAMK or VAMK.

This online pathway is marketed in Morocco and the UAE. You will study the first 5 months in your home country (Morocco/UAE) online and the remaining degree studies in Finland. All the courses are taught by highly skilled Finnish university of applied sciences teachers.

NB! When applying for the pathway, the applicant already applies to a certain university and degree. This choice cannot be modified afterward.

Admission to Online Nordic Pathway

Admission - Online Nordic Pathway


Duration of pathway studies: 29 ECTS
Fee for pathway: 4000 EUR
Admission period: 9 September 2024 8.00 – 31 October 2024 15.00 (Finland local time)
Studies begin: in mid January 2025

Fill in the application form during the admission period. Attach your educational certificates and a copy of your passport on the application form.

Applicants who have completed upper secondary education or secondary vocational education and the completed qualification gives eligibility to apply for higher education in country in question:   

Applicants are admitted to pathway on first come, first served basis during the application period. Link to the Online Nordic Pathway application form will be published on this website.

The minimum intake to start pathway is 30 applicants.

The maximum intake: 45-60 applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Each UAS provides at least fifteen (15) study places for admission for the students who have completed in the Online Nordic Pathway Program required amount of ECTS credits. The study places for the next phases will be agreed later on.

Application targets for each UAS are mentioned in the application form.

IF the intake is not full by the end of 31 October 2024, application round can be extended by two weeks, until 15 November 2024 15.00.

Required documents for Pathway application

Admission to Degree Studies

Each UAS arranges separate application by its own in March 2025 at and offers conditional acceptance for enrolled pathway applicants

Acceptance to degree studies in Centria, SAMK and VAMK to autumn 2025 intake is conditional, until 29 ECTS pathway is fully completed and applicant has provided a valid English language certificate to His/Her destination UAS (list of accepted language tests below).

  • IELTS Academic: a minimum total score of 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
  • TOEFL Academic (iBT): a minimum total score of 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing)
  • PTE Academic: a minimum total score of 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening)
  • Cambridge English Scale Score: a minimum total score of 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
  • IELTS Academic UKVI, IELTS Online, PTE Academic Online and TOEFL iBT Home Edition are also accepted

  • A scanned copy of a valid passport
  • A scanned copy of the degree certificate (translated into English language)
  • A scanned copy of the English language certificate (will be verified from test organizer)

Pathway study schedule

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Pathway study schedule spring 2025

The pathway will include studies in English language, Mathematics and Finnish language and culture. Each course is from 3-5 ECTS credits, altogether pathway studies are 29 ECTS. 1 ECTS is 27 hours of studywork.

– Business Communication 5 ECTS
– Mathematics 5 ECTS
– Research Communication and Work Place Skills 5 ECTS
– Introduction to Finland and the Finnish Language 3 ECTS
– Finnish I 3 ECTS
– Working in a Multicultural World 5 ECTS
– Finnish Society and Culture 5 ECTS

Degree programmes offered via pathway

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • International Business 
  • International Tourism Management 
  • Logistics 
  • Mechatronics
  • Nursing

  • Information Technology
  • International Business

NB: Please note that the pathway fee will not be refunded in case you are refused entry to Finland for degree studies.

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