Centria University of Applied Sciences is located in western Finland, in northern Europe. Centria UAS is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution, which offers students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural.
A strong focus on entrepreneurship and excellent connections with the working-life, provide a good basis for combining theoretical knowledge with career skills in a meaningful way. Centria UAS is as an international university of applied sciences that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
Centria UAS has around 2900 students. The annual intake is 440 students. Centria UAS is a multidisciplinary institution and offers 14 degree programmes in the fields of:
The language of instruction is Finnish in most degree programmes but we also offer six international degree programmes taught in English, namely the Degree Programme in Business Management, the Degree Programme in Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Degree Programme Industrial Management, Degree Programme Information Technology and Degree Programme in Nursing.
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.
Located in Western Finland, Centria has three campuses – Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Ylivieska – located on the Ostrobothnian plain. Each city offers a unique environment with lots of activities and a beautiful environment.
Centria is a young higher education institution, with 2,852 students and 293 staff members, we offer student centred teaching with plenty of practical experience. Centria offers degree programmes in five different fields and a total of 20 degree programmes. Our fields of education are: Technology, Business, Social Services and Health Care, Culture and Humanities and Education. Three of our bachelor programmes and one of our master’s programmes are taught in English.
With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalisation is one of our core values. Over ten percent of our degree-seeking students are international students, coming from around 40 different countries.
COU offers continuous guidance to the student all the way from admission through education to graduation and employment.
The main objectives of this guidance are independent study planning on part of the student, smooth progress through studies, degree programme completion within the established time framework and support for the student's professional growth. This guidance intends to underline the importance of student responsibility for and commitment to individual studies and career planning.
R&D ServicesCENTRIA is the unit of research, development and further education of the Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences. The main function of research and development is to create possibilities for the development of the regions enterprises and communities. CENTRIA has the use of the knowhow of the whole staff, the laboratory services and the eager students, who significantly complement the experts work contribution to the profit of the regions entrerprises.Annually CENTRIA participates in more than 100 separate r&dprojects.
Library and information servicesCentral Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences Library assists you to find sources of professional and scientific information. COU Library is open for every user.
Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences has operations in the three towns of Kokkola, Ylivieska and Pietarsaari. This region is not only characterized by the old towns, the sea with its archipelago, and vivid bilingualism, but also by the long river valleys, traditional country life and bustling local cultures.Kokkola, a pleasant town of 47,000 inhabitants, has ample opportunities for leisure and outdoor activities all year round. For more information about Kokkola.
The good transport connections of Ylivieska made this town grow into the Southern Centre of the Oulu Region. The town has 13,400 easy-going inhabitants. For more information about Ylivieska.Proximity to the sea, a major feature of Pietarsaari, is well demonstrated both in its study and work life. Pietarsaari is a distinctly bilingual town of 20,000 inhabitants.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Centria University of Applied Sciences!