Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Edinburgh Napier provides a welcome service at Edinburgh Airport on selected dates in September and January for any new international students arriving to study for the first time. 
  • An orientation programme gives information on life within the university as well as the opportunity to meet fellow students.
  • Throughout the year, there is a programme of social events organised by Students @ Edinburgh Napier International Club (SENIC) that will allow students to explore Scotland and to get to know others studying within the city.

English Language Requirements

If a student's first language is not English, they will need to provide evidence of their English language abilities. A number of English language tests are accepted, all which need to have been taken within 2 years of the course start date. The 3 main tests and their requirements are: 

  • IELTS: overall score of 6.0 with no individual component scores of less than 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: overall score of 80 with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing. 
  • Pearson’s Test of Academic English: overall score of 56 with a minimum of 51 in each component.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university does not guarantee housing. However, it tries to accommodate all international students. 1st year undergraduate students are given priority. 
  • Edinburgh Napier’s accommodation comprises self-catering flats with single bedrooms, shared kitchen and living room facilities and Internet access. It also offers twin rooms and studio bedroom options. The university’s accommodation is located in the city centre with all campuses located close to the centre – all campuses are easily reached by public transport. 
  • International students are spread throughout the accommodation, rather than clustered together. 
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during vacations: house contracts are for 1 academic year and include vacations within the academic year.
  • The university also provides support and guidance to international students looking to acquire private accommodation for their time studying in the city.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,950 £12,620
Mixed - -
Laboratory £13,900 £14,690
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?