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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.

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.

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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.

Alumnus Jukka Oravainen

Pathway studies

Pathway studies offer applicants a convenient way to gain access to apply to degree programmes in Finland. In Pathway programmes, you start by studying online from your home country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Group of students pictured walking in Kokkola seapark during summer

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.


Got a question about Centria UAS? Contact us!

Do you have a question regarding the degree programmes, application round, tuition fee as well as scholarship? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Meet us at education fairs

Our Education Export team members regularly travel the world to meet applicants interested in studying at Centria and in Finland. Meet us in different corners of the world!

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Next-Gen Lab offers ERP expertise

Centria’s SAP Next Gen Lab offers companies skilled and motivated students with deep focus on ERP development. Centria has been educating SAP ERP for over 20 years with passion.

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Stay in the loop with our Applicant’s Newsletter

Subscribe to our Applicant’s Newsletter and receive all important information regarding the application process and reminders about application periods!

We only send you useful newsletters a couple of times a year.