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Instructions for students during corona situation

We have gathered important study-related information on this site. All the current updates will be published on this site, so we advise you to visit the page regularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Centria’s instructions for students and personnel regarding the coronavirus can be found here.


The well-being of the student

The student's wellbeing is an absolute requirement to guarantee the ability to study and the ability to advance the studies. We try to take good care of our students during the coronavirus pandemic as a whole unit together with student counsellors, study advisors, study psychology, study pastors, and student union COPSA.


Tips for time management

Working remotely requires good self-control skills. Time management and goal setting are the key elements to stay productive. There might be challenges and you might have to change your habits.

If you want to know more about how to develop your self-management skills, you can take part in an online course Time Manager. You will get personal feedback and coaching during the course.

Time Manager is available non-stop during the academic year.  (Updated June 2nd, 2021)



Guidance and advising services

If you have any questions regarding your studies, don’t hesitate to contact our study counsellors and study advisors of our Student Affairs Office (contact information below). Study advisors can help you with practical study-related questions and will guide you in general matters regarding studying. Student counsellors can help and instruct you if you need help with planning your studies and if you have questions about the content of studies.

Study advisors

contact by email

contact by phone

  • Talonpojankatu Campus, Kokkola tel. 040 670 8863
  • Vierimaantie Campus, Ylivieska tel. 044 449 2511
  • Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari tel. 040 073 4107  


Student counsellors

contact by email

contact by phone

  • Talonpojankatu Campus, Kokkola 
    • Technology, business tel. 040 120 9878, 044 725 0406, 040 185 6689
    • Social services tel. 044 725 0562
    • Humanities and education tel. 044 449 2643
    • Music tel. 044 725 0778
  • Vierimaantie Campus, Ylivieska
    • Technology 044 449 2571
    • Social services tel. 040 184 8527
    • Business tel. 044 449 2660
    • Humanities and education tel. 044 449 2643
  • Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari tel. 040 073 4107  
    • Business tel. 040 729 9969


Study psychologist

Your primary guidance comes from your teachers. The study psychologist helps with study-related concerns that have not been resolved in other counselling. For direct health issues, diagnosis, and/or medication you can consult your doctor or visit a common health nurse to guide you further.

If you wish to explore your situation and adaptation in a counseling session, you can book an appointment with the study psychologist. Our goal is to clarify the overall life situation, to develop studying skills, to increase your self-efficacy, and to discover new thinking patterns. If you have long-term issues with mental health that require health care, rehabilitation, or a treatment plan you should consult the common health nurse or doctor. Visiting study psychologist does not replace treatment or therapy but can be additional support. The services and conversations with study psychology are confidential and free of charge

Here are some links to support your study wellbeing:




Study psychologist Tiia Lumilaakso

contact by email:

contact by phone, preferably by SMS:

  • tel. 040 808 5120


Study pastors of the university of applied sciences

contact by email:

contact by phone:

  • Talonpojankatu Campus, Kokkola / Reetta Mourujärvi / tel. 050 314 7260 (notice! also whatsapp)
  • Vierimaantie Campus, Ylivieska / Riikka Talvitie / tel. 040 711 8622 

contact via social media:  

  • Facebook "Pappi Reetta Mourujärvi"
  • Instagram "Pappireetta"


Student health care services during the pandemic

Starting 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) will provide student healthcare services for all higher education students.


Student Union COPSA

COPSA is the Student Union of Centria University of Applied Sciences and it supervises the students’ rights and interests and organizes events and other activities for students and trains student tutors. You can find more information about the Student Union COPSA by visiting the web page www.copsa.fi and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/opiskelijakuntacopsa/ 


Work placement

In work placement, follow the rules of your employer. The work placements are continuing as usual for now, but beware there might be changes in the employer’s situation.

Centria informs about open jobs and traineeships in the Yammer group Työ- ja harjoittelupaikat / Open vacancies and traineeships. You find Yammer by signing into Centria O365 and by clicking in the upper left corner and choosing the Yammer App.


Exchange studies

We are monitoring the situation regarding the exchange studies that are planned for next fall. Meanwhile, we are processing the applications as usual and preparing to execute the exchange periods as scheduled.


The closing ceremony of the academic year

The closing ceremony of the academic year on Friday 11.6.2021 will be organized online on Centria's YouTube channel. You can find more information here(Updated June 2nd, 2021)


Library services


During the summer there are some exceptions in our library services. You can see all the information regarding Centria library services here(Updated June 2nd, 2021)


Centria Housing

Despite the Covid-19 the rents are to be paid as normal.

If you have difficulties in paying rent please contact us without delay to make a payment plan.

Tankkari student housing offers students living in cell apartments half-price in the summertime. This means that students living in shared apartments can keep their rooms throughout the summer and pay half price for the three summer months, June, July and August

How does it work?

You can store your things in your apartment if you leave Kokkola for the summer. Apartment keys are returned to Tankkari student housing office. During this time, the apartment is meant only to be used as "storage". The tenant is not allowed to stay in the room during this time.

Key must be brought to the office at the latest (cannot be left in the room)

  • May 31st
  • June 30th
  • July 30th

Key collection from the office without losing summer half benefit

  • June 29th
  • July 29th
  • August 30th

When returning the keys your rent for the summer will be split in half and you pay your rent as usually (but only half the rent per month). The time period can be from 1 to 3 months as long as it is a whole month.

By using this half-price summer-time offer, you already have an apartment for the rest of the year and you don’t have to apply for it again in autumn when you return to Kokkola.

Key return is accepted only if the returned key has the information required for making a summer half change (tenant's name, precise room address, e-mail and required summer half months)

Note that the summer half is only available for shared apartment rooms. (Updated June 2nd, 2021)




If you have any questions regarding how the coronavirus will affect your studies, you can contact our Student Affairs Office (studentoffice@centria.fi). We will find the answers to your questions and publish them also on this site as the answers may be helpful for others as well.



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