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Admissions Test & SAT Scores

Students who have completed the Stage 1 application form will receive an e-mail with an Application Number, Test Centre address, and date and time for the UCA Admissions Test or SAT & SAT Essay deadline. 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

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; 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

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

SAT Scores

For students wishing to submit SAT and SAT Essay Scores, please use University of Central Asia's code 7834 OR send a scanned/official electronic version by April 4th, 2022 by email to: apply@ucentralasia.org OR submit in person or by mail to:

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

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:

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The UCA Admissions Test is conducted once a year in the 4-5 testing centers per country. Usually, the test is scheduled on the first Sunday of April. The exact date will be announced when the new admissions cycle starts. 

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

You can refer to the attached sample questions for more details

Download Sample Test Questions

The test is free of charge.

No, the admissions process (including the test sections) are the same for all academic programmes.

Students who have submitted a completed Stage 1 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 as well.

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.

For students wishing to submit SAT and SAT Essay Scores, please use the University of Central Asia code 7834 OR send a scanned/official electronic version by April 4th 2021 by email to: apply@ucentralasia.org 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
Kyrgyzstan

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.

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For more information

Contact our admissions team at admissions@ucentralasia.org or by phone/WhatsApp at 

    +996 770 822 901   or click  here for Kyrgyzstan
    +992 93 999 99 64   or click  here for Tajikistan
    +7 777 822 3948    or click  here for Kazakhstan