Description of the institution


Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution. We are located in Western Finland, in three towns: Kokkola, Ylivieska and Pietarsaari.

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 over the world.

Centria is a young higher education institution, with 2,900 students and 250 staff members.

Centria offers 23 degree programmes in five different fields of study. Our fields of study are:
- Technology
- Business Management
- Health Care and Social Services
- Culture
- Humanities and Education

Six of our bachelor programmes and one of our master’s programmes are taught in English. We also offer cultural and intercultural communication courses taught in English, as well as Finnish and Swedish language courses.

With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalization is one of our core values. Over ten percent of our degree-seeking students are international students, coming from around 40 different countries. In addition, every year we welcome around 80 exchange students from all parts of the world to Centria. At Centria you will experience a truly international atmosphere.

Read more about the organisation of Centria here.


   
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