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Welcome to Centria University of Applied Sciences

We have just the right combination of creative madness and common sense. Our three campuses work together, and we want the same team spirit and courage to be transferred to our students as well.

Additional Application Period

Grab a study place for autumn!

In August application will be open to two of our Master’s degree programmes and to the nursing degree programme. All of the programmes that are available for application during the summertime, will start already in autumn 2022.

Find your path

Bachelor’s degrees

University of applied sciences degree is a higher education degree that gives you skills and competences to work in a variety of expert, planning and development positions.

Master’s degrees

A Master’s degree allows you to deepen your professional competence after your experience in the working life. You will learn to acquire and process research knowledge in your field and apply it to your work.

Information for applicants

From our applicant’s guide you can find important information about different application rounds and guidelines for applying to Centria’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Campuses and campus towns

Our three campuses are located in beautiful Finnish towns: Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Ylivieska. Students of our English conducted degree programmes study on our Kokkola and Pietarsaari campuses.

Living in Finland

Finland is a country for people who are looking for something different, for those who are willing to change their lifestyle and embrace a life surrounded bu the splendour of nature.

Centria state of mind

Success in studies is derived from one’s own motivation, but it is also influenced by a good community and peer support. In Centria, sense of community and caring are important values.

International Centria

We are one of the most international universities in Finland. International degree students and exchange students, our English-conducted degree programmes and courses, visiting lecturers and collaborations with international R&D partners are part of our everyday life. Around every fourth of our students comes outside Finland.