Overseas Application

Students at partner universities outside the European Union have the opportunity to apply for exchange studies at Centria University of Applied Sciences through the bilateral agreements signed by both universities. Every year Centria welcomes around 10 students for an exchange through the Overseas Programme. Before applying, make sure you check that your university have an active Bilateral Exchange Agreement with Centria.

How to proceed?

You may apply to come to do your exchange at Centria after being nominated by your home University. Please, be in contact with your International Coordinator at your home University before sending any application forms. Please, note that students applying should certify good knowledge of English or Finnish.

How should I apply?

To apply for exchange studies at Centria, please, collect the following documents:

  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Prepare a Learning Agreement with the courses you are planning to take at Centria. Here you will find a list of courses offered at Centria to the exchange students.
  • Provide a Transcript of Records in English.
  • Write a Letter of Motivation explaining why you want to study at Centria (max. 1 page).
  • Provide an English Language Certificate written by an English language teacher. (Students are recommended to have a B2 or C1 level, see the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Grid.)
  • Provide a copy of Passport.


Use MS Word 2007 or later to properly edit the forms.

Scan all your documents into one PDF file and send it to incoming@centria.fi

Upon arrival in Finland, you need to provide proof of adequate health insurance for the whole duration of your stay at Centria.

When should I apply?

The application period for the Spring semester 2020 starts on 01.10.2019. Deadline for application is 01.11.2019.

Contact details:

If you have any questions, please contact the International Coordinators in the programs.

incoming@centria.fi (Business Management, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Music Pedagogy, Information Technology)
timo.kinnunen@centria.fi (Nursing)


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