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Student’s Guide

We want our students to thrive and their studies to proceed smoothly. This requires the information to be readily available. Whether you are looking for information about support services or exchange studies you will find the information in the Student’s Guide.

Academic year and enrolment

The dates of the academic year and information about enrolment and study right.

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Cross-institutional studies

Cross-institutional studies offer students the possibility to complete studies from other higher education institutions’ selections.

Content of studies

Your studies at Centria consist of compulsory studies, free-choice studies, practical training and a thesis.

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Student’s wellbeing

Centria is invested in the well-being of students so that you can concentrate your resources on studies in the best way possible.

Guidance and advising

At Centria, our students are supported by study counsellors, student services and tutors, among other services. Whatever your dilemma is do not hesitate to contact your support services.

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Student’s career and work-life services

At Centria, our aim is to support the development of the student’s general and professional working life skills, in order to meet the demands of today’s working life.

Integration services

Integration Services guide international degree students in settling into the Centria region, especially in the early stages of their life and studies in Finland.

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Student mobility

Centria has approximately 130 co-operative universities around the world where you can apply to both short exchanges and longer-term tuition exchanges.


Students of our English conducted degree programmes study on our Kokkola and Pietarsaari campuses.

Campuses and campus towns

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be charged from citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

Tuition fees and scholarships


Closing ceremony of the academic year

We invite all Centria University of Applied Sciences graduates of spring 2024 and their loved ones to our Closing Ceremony of the Academic Year on June 7th 2024. We also invite Centria alumni to join the celebration.