Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier's academics create inspired solutions to current and emerging issues, from the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. International students at Edinburgh Napier will be part of a global community of more than 4,000 on-campus international students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

2,970 international students in 2016–17

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. A programme of welcome events during Freshers Week and the academic year are also planned.
  • Each international student also gets the chance to apply to become an International Student Ambassador – payment includes a £500 fee-reduction scholarship.

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, which need to have been taken within two years of the course start date. The three 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

  • First year undergraduate students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation provided they meet the allocation criteria. The university tries to accommodate all international students. Students can’t choose their accommodation site but can indicate a preference for room type; the university will try to accommodate requests.
  • Accommodation is located in the city centre, and includes self-catering flats with single bedrooms, shared kitchen and living room facilities and Internet access. Twin rooms and studio bedrooms are also available. All campuses are easily reached by public transport, and are close to the city centre.
  • 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 one academic year which include vacations within the academic year.
  • The university also provides support and guidance to international students looking for private accommodation while studying in the city.

International 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 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 12,350 13,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory 14,350 15,150
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.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.