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Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences


Centria University of Applied Sciences - a university with a big heart!

We offer students a wide choice of educational opportunities, practically oriented teaching methods, and good connections to the professional world. The study environment is innovative, caring and multicultural, with students from all around the world.

We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the fields of engineering, business, social work, health care, music pedagogy and humanities and education. Close to 550 students graduate from Centria UAS annually. Each year around 90 of the graduates are international students.

Our students enjoy the close-knit community and warm atmosphere, where teachers and staff are easily approachable. Study groups are small, which ensures that each student receives the attention he or she needs to learn. We also provide study and career guidance for all the students of Centria.

We offer several degree programmes in Finnish and English at our campuses in Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Ylivieska. Our teachers are always ready to chat and help, and we try to support our students in many other ways as well. Studying at Centria UAS is very versatile and lectures are organized both in classrooms and remotely. Teaching is very practical and workshops and projects are widely used as learning methods, enabling students to get a realistic grip on the taught themes. Company visits take place in each programme, which offers students a good insight into the actual working life and help students to build their networks with potential employers.

What we offer:

  • An inspiring study environment
  • Small study groups
  • A close-knit student community
  • Practically oriented studies: projects and workshops
  • A fantastic international and caring atmosphere
  • Excellent connections with working life
  • Company visits
  • Campuses surrounded by breathtaking nature
  • Friendly people all around
  • Safe learning environment

Centria's Research and Development activities

Centria’s R&D has been identified as one of the institution’s strengths and its success has been recognized on the national scale!

The three pillars of our R&D activities are research and development projects, development services and educational services. Our R&D aims to help businesses and local industries increase their competitiveness and knowledge.

We value our close cooperation with companies, the public sector and communities. We always make the most of our know-how, of our team of experts and the different kinds of development environments at our use to meet our customers’ needs. We have a strong interaction between research and education and whenever possible we involve students in our R&D activities.


Application period

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English will be arranged between 03.01.2024. - 17.01.2024.

Scholarships and Funding

Please visit Centria's website for more information about the tuition fees and scholarships for Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes.


  • Kokkola

    Centria University of Applied Sciences Talonpojankatu 2 67100 Kokkola Finland, FIN-67100, Kokkola

  • Ylivieska

    Vierimaantie 7, 84100, Ylivieska

    • Jakobstad

      Campus Allegro, Runeberginkatu 8, 68600, Jakobstad