Campus Allegro Jakobstad

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

General information for new students in Novia UAS. 

Study Start Autumn 2019

The academic year begins for all Bachelor students with a first gathering on Monday 26th of August 2019 at 13:00 in auditorium Rotunda, Campus Allegro. The address is Köpmansgatan 10/Kauppiaankatu 10. The studies for all programmes starts with an introduction course (partly in Swedish) where you will receive information on practicalities concerning your studies.

For students on the Master programme Entrepreneurship in the Arts, the first gathering will be on Monday 19th of August 2019 at 09:00 in Föreläsningssalen, Campus Allegro, Köpmansgatan 10/Kauppiaankatu 10. An introduction programme and further information will be sent out to all students on the Master programme.

Dean's Greeting

Dear students,

You are all warmly welcome to start your studies at Novia UAS at Campus Allegro in Jakobstad (Pietarsaari)! We are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and sincerely hope that you will enjoy your studies and the beautiful surroundings that we have here.

The information you'll need now at the start of your studies can be found on these pages. At the start of the autumn term you will also get access to the Novia network as well as intranet for necessary information.

In Jakobstad we hope that you will experience a campus where we all quickly get to know each other. We feel that every student is important for our campus and hope that you will feel that you and your studies are at the centre of our attention. In the cultural business there are not many rules on how to "make it work" - hopefully your development here at Novia will be on the path that you wish to take, just go for it!

Kajsa Dahlbäck


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 educations 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 Music Institute of the Jakobstad Region and the Children’s Art School, Balatako. 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

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 citices 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, either in Student Housing or on the open market:

For short term stays with budget prices we can recommend the B&Bs: and

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