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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.

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Internationality in studies

Our students have many opportunities to internationalise while studying. You can complete some of your studies at one of our partner universities or do a practical training period abroad. You have excellent opportunities to internationalise on our campuses as our students come from around the world and represent more than 40 different nationalities. You can study several languages at Centria and there are also courses offered in English. Many degree programmes can also be completed entirely in the English language.

International mobility

At Centria, we offer excellent opportunities for you to participate in a student or staff exchange in one of our partner universities. Exchange periods are a good chance to improve yourself. At the same time, you will get acquainted with different cultures and people. Exchange is an experience not to miss!

Student mobility

As our student, you have the possibility to apply for short or longer-term exchanges or complete your practical training period abroad.

International student mobility
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Staff mobility

We offer opportunities for our staff to participate in international higher education cooperation and develop internationalisation skills in teacher and staff exchanges.

International staff mobility
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International Exchange Students – Welcome to Centria

We welcome dozens of international exchange students to Centria annually. You are warmly welcome to Centria! Here you can read information regarding your stay at Centria and in Finland.

International cooperation

We cooperate with many different universities and units. We have several study exchange programmes with partner universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, the USA, Canada and South America.

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Education agents

Our education agents are all trusted organizations consulting our future students in their markets to go through the application round smoothly.

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Talent Boost

Talent Boost activities promote international and education-based immigration and integration of higher education.

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Education Export

Education export in Centria is a combination of activities related to sales, consulting, extensive development services and related learning environment solutions.

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Meet us

Our Education Export team members regularly travel the world to meet applicants interested in studying at Centria and in Finland. Now that the world is open again, you can meet us at education fairs in different corners of the world.

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English-conducted Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes

Study for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in English and stand out from the crowd! We have a wide range of international degree programmes offered in English. The international degree expands job opportunities, develops language skills and teaches to operate in a multicultural environment.