Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier works to secure success for their students beyond university. Alongside leading academic theory, students find professional know-how and extensive industry connections. The university's academics will teach and inspire, as well as provide connections to industry and help students build international networks they will value for the rest of their lives.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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

International Student Statistics

2,915 international students in 2017–18

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 Welcome 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: 6.0 overall, with no individual component scoring less than 5.5.
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
  • Pearson's Test of Academic English: 56 overall, 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 from September to June, with some contracts running September to August for postgraduate students.
  • The university also provides support and guidance to international students looking for private accommodation while studying in the city.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Edinburgh Napier University makes several scholarships available to international undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please refer to the university website for details.

Ongoing Support

  • International students receive visa and immigration support throughout their studies.
  • Each international student is assigned a personal development tutor to help them settle into life at university and be a first point of contact for any academic or personal issues. There is also a range of personal support services to help international students feel supported throughout their studies.
  • A range of academic skills workshops are available, and trained academic skills advisors offer informal, confidential assistance with areas such as academic essay-writing and time management. Free English language support is offered throughout a student's programme of study.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance