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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

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) and Tajikistan (Dushanbe, Khorog, Khudjand, Kulob & Bokhtar).

*Test centres are subject to change.

SAT Score Requirement

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.

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.

Sample Test Questions