Welcome to Kokkola! Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution. We pride ourselves with offering students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural. Centria offers student centred teaching with plenty of practical experience. Exchange students may study courses that are offered in our study programmes in Technology, Business, Social Services and Health Care, Culture and Humanities and Education. The programme in Business Management offers courses ranging from entrepreneurship to internationalization, such as CRM, business law, international marketing, ERP, international economics, organizational development and global business studies – just to mention a few. Learn how to start, manage and maintain your own firms or develop your profession further in any local or international company, either in Finland or abroad. The International Office of Centria takes especially good care of our incoming exchange students.
We will book a flat for you once you have been accepted as an exchange student to us. We also organise many events during the year that you can check out from our social calendar. Spend one semester or a full academic year with us! Enjoy the fascinating nature, walk on the frozen sea, watch the northern lights, make snow angels and meet students from all around the world! Gain new experiences during your studies and develop your expertise in a top-level university!