Campus Allegro Jakobstad

Congratulations on becoming a student at Novia University of Applied Sciences and welcome to Campus Allegro in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari!

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Study Start Autumn 2021

The academic year begins with a first gathering on Monday 30th of August 2021 at 13:00 in Schauman Hall, Campus Allegro. The address is Köpmansgatan 10/Kauppiaankatu 10. The studies for all Bachelor programmes starts with an introduction course where you will receive information on practicalities concerning your studies.

For students in the low-residency degree programmes information regarding start dates will be sent out during spring.

Campus Allegro, Jakobstad

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Campus Allegro with its 700 students, is located in the heart of the town of Jakobstad. There are many education units on the senior secondary level and on a UAS/University level in campus Allegro Jakobstad. The educational units that comprise the dynamic campus are the Universities of Applied Sciences of Novia and Centria, the YA! Vocational Education and Training, the Wava Institute (Children’s Music and Art School).

Campus Allegro is a well-known cultural meeting place. In Campus Allegro you'll also find Schauman Hall, a high-quality concert hall that seats up to 400 visitors, the more intimate Black box for concerts and plays and the exhibit rooms of White box. The Tritonia library unit in Jakobstad serves all educational units in Campus Allegro and is open for everyone.

The old quarter from the 18th century includes both historical buildings and modern design, all joined under a high glass ceiling. Campus Allegro offers spaces for many kinds of events, exhibits, concerts and conferences. 

Information about Jakobstad (Pietarsaari)

Jakobstad (or Pietarsaari in Finnish) is a lively bilingual city in Ostrobothnia, with about 20 000 citizens. The town is renowned for its maritime history. Shipbuilding with its associated shipping industry has long traditions in Jakobstad. Jakobstad is also known as a town of parks and gardens.

Jakobstad's location on the cost offers great possibilities for all kinds of outdoor activities throughout the year. There are beaches and guest harbours within and outside the town area. During the winter the local citizens enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and ice skating on the sea ice.

In Jakobstad you can find lots of events and a vibrant cultural life. There are many different organizers arranging interesting events all year round. Jakobstad is fairly easy to reach, either by plane, train or bus. For more information, please visit:


Novia UAS does not offer student accommodation. Students are expected to arrange their own living, a few sites worth exploring:

For short term stays with budget prices we can recommend the B&Bs Westerlunds Inn and Jugend Guest Home.

Student Affairs Office

Student affairs offices are located at every campus. The Student Affairs Office at Campus Allegro can assist you with student services once you have confirmed your study place, please find further information here.


Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student affairs officers at this e-mail