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Meet Centria & Finland

We warmly invite all international students interested in starting their studies in Centria, to join and meet us on our online event on 17th of April 2024, starting from 2 p.m. (UTC +3, EEST) via Zoom. Watch the recording from the bottom of this page.

Four students walking and laughing together in Kokkola centre

17.4.2024 at 14:00 – 16:00

on Zoom, watch the recording below


During the event, we will be focusing on providing interesting and useful information for future students, regarding how to get started with studies in Centria and how to prepare for their new life in Finland. One will not only learn details and tips about studying and living here, but will also get to meet our staff members, as well as fellow students starting the same exciting international student journey!


14.00 Welcoming words & greetings

Tapio Huttula, Rector, President & CEO of Centria

14.10 KEYNOTE: Get to know the Finnish way of life!

Joel Willans from @veryfinnishproblems, award-winning author and copywriter, foreigner living in Finland

Joel Willans is the British creator of the 1.2 million strong social media community, Very Finnish Problems. 

A Helsinki resident, he’s the author of three books, including the best-selling 101 Very Finnish Problems – The Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Finland. 

Joel is also a popular keynote speaker, regularly appears on Finnish TV and has written about Finnish culture for publications as diverse as The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Yle.

14.5Admission information, short facts & questions

Centria Admissions Team

15.10 Settling to Finland & Centria – what’s next?

Sofia Behluli, Integration Services Specialist

15.20 Employability of Centria students

Jyrki Rajala, Talent Boost Coordinator

15.30 Accommodation services

Tankkari Oy student housing company

15.45 Q&A

16.00 Closing words

Watch the recording

If you missed it, watch recording of the event above