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Applications for the University of Central Asia's Undergraduate Application form for the 2021-2022 Academic year are now open.

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Key dates

15 March 2021
Stage I Application Deadline (no application fee)

4 April 2021
Sit for UCA's Admissions Test or Submit SAT and SAT Essay scores.

May 2021
Deadline for shortlisted candidates to submit:
1. Stage II Application Form
2. Two recommendation forms from English and Math instructors
3. Financial aid application

Stage I Application Form & Supporting Documents

Submit the completed UCA Stage I Application Form and supplementary documents to reach UCA no later than March 15th 2021 at 11:59pm (GMT+6) including:

All international student applicants are required to submit academic transcripts

You can submit your application in two ways:

  1. Complete and submit your application online
  2. When the online system requires, email all supporting documents to

Step-by-step guide
  1. Download, print, complete, scan, and email the application form and all supporting documents to
  2. The subject of the email should be: "Application" followed by your name, for example: Application_John_Smith

  1. Documents can be submitted personally by the deadlines to a UCA location in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan.
  2. Write your full name, email address and telephone number on the envelope.
  3. Applications can be submitted from 9:00-18:00, Monday to Friday.

UCA takes no responsibility for Stage I or II applications received after the indicated deadlines..

If completing a hard copy application, the application package can be submitted to any one of the following addresses by the appropriate deadline.

The completed hard copy application package can be submitted to any one of the following addresses:

University of Central Asia Administration Office
138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek
720001, Kyrgyz Republic

University of Central Asia Naryn Campus
310 Lenin Street, Naryn
722911, Kyrgyz Republic

University of Central Asia Khorog Campus
155 Qimatsho Imatshoev Street, Khorog, GBAO
736000, Tajikistan

SPCE Naryn
19 Seitaaly Jakypov Street, Naryn
722900, Kyrgyz Republic

SPCE Dushanbe
47A Druzhba Narodov Avenue, Dushanbe
734013, Republic of Tajikistan

SPCE Khorog
126 Lenin Street, Khorog, GBAO
736000, Republic of Tajikistan

SPCE Tekeli
13 Gagarin Street, Tekeli
041700, Republic of Kazakhstan


Admissions Application Checklist

Online, scanned or printed application forms
Copy of passport or government photo ID
One photo taken in the past three months
Academic transcripts for international students only

Good to know!

Full scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to meritorious students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. These include:

  • exceptional academic achievements in UCA's admissions test,
  • 1st place award in Republican Olympiads in all subjects,
  • Gold Certificate for the General Republican Testing (ORT).

Relevant certificates and other documents should be submitted by shortlisted candidates to UCA's Admissions Office.

In the case of exceptional academic performance at the UCA’s admissions test, students may be eligible for conditional direct enrolment to the second year of UCA's five-year degree. Provided that these, students from Tajikistan must present their results of the National Testing results such as NTC in Tajikistan and ORT in Kyrgyzstan.

Questions on How to Apply?

Contact our admissions team at or by phone/WhatsApp at +996 770 822 901 (Kyrgyzstan) / +992 93 999 99 64 (Tajikistan) / +7 777 822 3948 (Kazakhstan).

UCA Admissions Test & SAT Scores

Students who have submitted a completed Stage I application will have the option to either sit for an Admissions Exam or submit SAT and SAT Essay scores by the same deadline. In addition to the UCA admissions test, applicants from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan need to satisfy national testing system requirements.

Admissions Test

UCA's Admissions Test will be conducted at designated testing locations, and is comprised of three sections including: English, mathematics and logic.

  • English: This standardised test includes multiple choice questions and an essay question, evaluating language proficiency and the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary. The minimum threshold to be shortlisted is a B1 level for UCA’s preparatory programme, and a B2/C1 level for direct entry. It is based on the Common European Framework for Reference in Languages (CEFR).
  • Mathematics: The test consists of two sections: Section 1 includes five open-ended questions to review applicants’ natural mathematical way of thinking; and Section 2 includes 20 multiple choice questions. The minimum threshold to be shortlisted is 50% correct answers for the preparatory programme, and 70% for direct entry.
  • Logic: The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT), or logic test, is intended to assess the cognitive ability of students, independent of their linguistic and cultural background.

Download Sample Test Questions

Students from who have completed the Stage I application form will receive an e-mail with an Application Number, Test Centre address, and time for the UCA Admissions Test. Students from outside Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan will be shortlisted after preliminary review, and invited to take the admissions test. You can only take the test at the location specified in your personal notification.

Please take the following to the test venue:

  • Personal Application Number/email
  • Original passport or other government issued photo ID

SAT Scores

For students wishing to submit SAT and SAT Essay Scores, please report to University of Central Asia code 7834 OR send a scanned/official electronic version by April 4th 2021 by email to: OR submit in person or by mail to:

University of Central Asia Central Administration Office
7th floor, Registrar's Office
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, 720001

If students submit SAT Scores and also sit for UCA's Admissions Test, only the results of UCA's test will be taken into consideration.

SAT and SAT Essay thresholds for Preparatory Programme:

  • Math – 500
  • Evidence-Based reading and Writing (ERW) – 500
  • SAT Essay:
    • reading – 4;
    • analysis – 4;
    • writing – 4.

SAT and SAT Essay thresholds for Direct Entry:

  • Math – 600
  • Evidence-Based reading and Writing (ERW) – 550
  • SAT Essay:
    • reading – 6;
    • analysis – 6;
    • writing – 6.

Test Centres *

Afghanistan: Shugnan | Kabul | Faizabad
Kazakhstan: Almaty | Nur-Sultan | Taraz | Tekeli
Kenya: Mombasa
Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek | Karakol | Naryn | Osh
Pakistan: Karachi | Gilgit | Chitral | Islamabad
Russian Federation: Moscow
Syria: Salamieh
Tajikistan: Dushanbe | Khorog | Khudjand | Kulob | Bokhtar

* Test centres may be subject to change

Stage II Application, Recommendations and Financial Aid Forms

Stage II shortlisted candidates who score competitively on the UCA admissions and SAT tests, will be required in May 2021 to submit:

  • Completed Stage II Application Form (Sections A to C);
  • Two Recommendation Forms from instructors;
  • Financial Aid Application.

Students must submit one recommendation form from their Mathematics instructor and one recommendation form from their English instructor, ideally in English. The recommendation form from the Mathematics teacher can also be in Russian.

Once a student is admitted, financial assistance is guaranteed.
Learn more about UCA's Scholarships, Grants and Fees

Tentatively, the student orientation will begin in late August and the first day of classes will be in September.

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