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How to apply for exchange

Before the exchange, think about where you want to go, when you want to go, and what you intend to study during your exchange.

Instructions on applying for an exchange

  1. Learn about the different study opportunities for your study field. A list of Universities can be found here.
  2. Fill out the online application form for Exchange studies. You will need to choose 3 (different) options, in your preferred order.
  3. Make one motivation letter where you also state to which 3 Universities you are applying. The letter can include e.g. an introduction about yourself, in what stage are you in your studies, an explanation of why you want to study abroad, your plans for the future, etc. 
  4. Download your transcript (Personal study plan) from Peppi.
  5. Send your motivation letter and transcript of records attached by e-mail to international@centria.fi.
  6. We will hold interviews if we have many applicants for the same place (usually the USA and Canada).
  7. You will hear about your selection by e-mail a couple of weeks after the application period is over. 

Only students who have filled out the online application form and have brought the attachments/or sent them by e-mail have a valid application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Health Africa

Students of Health Care and Social Services can apply for practical training in Uganda and Kenya through this network. Practical training periods are for 3 months. (September – December, February – May)

Partner Universities in Africa

How to apply

Fill in the application form of the Health Africa Network found here. Attach to the application the following documents:

The application round is once a year: November – February 

Submit your applications to our Lecturer Anne Jaakonaho.

More information: Ms. Anne Jaakonaho, anne.jaakonaho@centria.fi.

Practical training application for nursing

how to apply

  1. Fill out the online application form (form can only be filled when application is open)
  2. Prepare a Motivation Letter, where you will tell us about yourself, as well as write about your motives for the practical training, where you wish to do it, etc. 
  3. Create a PDF file of your Transcript of Records (ToR) found in Peppi and
  4. Send these documents to international@centria.fi

More information

Questions regarding the application: International Office international@centria.fi

Questions related to the content of the internship (What practice you should do): Katja Heikkiniemi katja.heikkiniemi@centria.fi

International partners

We have nearly 130 partner universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, Canada and South America.