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Transfer application

The transfer application period is open the first two weeks in May at Only applicants who have a valid study right in a degree programme in a university of applied sciences in Finland are considered eligible. Centria’s students can also apply for transfer within Centria in their field of study throughout the study year.

Transfer application to Centria UAS

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

The transfer application period is open in 1st – 15th May at

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 to Centria at during a regular application round, take part in the selection process, 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 advance. 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 a degree programme in a university of applied sciences in Finland are considered 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.

Applications to social and health care degree programmes from other fields of studies are not usually accepted.

Admission results

The final decision about accepting a transfer student is taken by the person responsible for the degree programme 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 the fall semester.

The receiving institution may decide on the intake of transfer students in respect to the available resources. The receiving institution may also require that the suitability and preparedness of the student is tested in regard to the respective study field.

The order of the selected students is determined based on the interview/exam, the number of credits and grades earned.

The common appeal process applies also to transfer students.

The results of the transfer application in spring 2024 will be published by 30 June 2024 at the latest. All accepted applicants will be informed about their admission by e-mail. The deadline for accepting the offered study place is 31 July 2024, 3 pm Finnish time at My Studyinfo -service.

Transferring within Centria (apply in Peppi)

You can apply for transfer of study right within Centria in Peppi E-applications:

You can apply for transfer at any time during the study year. However, at the time of the transfer, you must have at least one year of studies completed. If your studies have started on

In other cases, applications are processed throughout the study year.

Your credits and the size of the study group will be taken into consideration when making the decision.

Please, consider the timing for the transfer carefully. Your study time will remain the same after the transfer. The transfer should not delay your graduation. Please discuss your plans with student counsellor, teacher tutor, or head of degree programme, before applying.

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Admissions Services

Do you have questions aboout applying? Please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Services! We will guide and help you with all tasks concerning the application process.