Edinburgh Napier University

Why Study Here?

  • Almost 4,000 international students from over 100 countries study at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • The university has some of the most modern teaching and learning facilities in Scotland, including free computer/internet access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Edinburgh is home to the world's largest arts festival and a thriving tourism industry – this city is the place to be for students in arts subjects, tourism, or festival and event management.
  • Journalism students benefit from close proximity to the Scottish Parliament and global media industries.
  • Business and marketing classes might enjoy periodic guest lectures by Scottish government consultants or financial sector professionals.
  • Through a range of unique science and technology programs, Edinburgh Napier students also contribute to Scotland’s continuing legacy of innovation.
  • Edinburgh Napier is one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), with 95.2% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating.
  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for 2009 and 2015.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: overall score of 6.0, with no individual component score of less than 5.5.
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: overall score of 72 with at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
  • Pearson’s Test of Academic English: overall score of 51 with at least a score of 51 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking components.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,840 £12,620
Mixed £12,460 £13,180
Laboratory £13,740 £14,690
Clinical - -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Edinburgh Napier University makes several scholarships available to international undergraduate students.
  • A full list of scholarships can be found on the website. 

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • Welcome Week programmes for both September and January starts include Airport Welcome, Orientation, Freshers’ Week events, and mini-fairs.
  • International students benefit from excellent support services through the Airport Welcome, dedicated international support staff, and the International Student Welcome Day.
  • International Student Welcome Day is an event specifically for international students designed to introduce them to living and studying in Edinburgh.
  • Freshers’ Week is a week full of events open to all Edinburgh Napier students including the Freshers’ Fair with information on sports and societies, tournaments, and more!

Accommodation for International Students

  • Accommodation comprises self-catered flats with single bedrooms, shared kitchen/living room facilities and internet access in the city centre.
  • The university does not guarantee housing. However, we try to accommodate all international students. First year undergraduate students are given priority.
  • International students are spread throughout the accommodation, rather than clustered together.
  • The university's accommodation is located in the city centre with all campuses located close to the centre as well – all campuses are easily reached by public transport from accommodation.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during vacations – housing contracts are for one academic year and include those vacations during the academic year.
  • University accommodation costs between £105 and £143 per week.

Organisations for International Students

  • SENIC (Students at Edinburgh Napier International Club).
  • All students become a member of the Napier Students’ Association (NSA). 
  • The NSA is the official student union of Edinburgh Napier University and runs a number of social clubs and societies.