Edinburgh Napier University

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Quick Facts

  • An international community with students from more than 100 countries.
  • Supported more than 250 student start-up companies.
  • Half of the university research was rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF2014).

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with nearly 18,500 students. When you study with Edinburgh Napier, you’ll be part of a global community of almost 9,000 international students from over 100 countries. Edinburgh Napier offers a huge variety of undergraduate degrees and more than 100 postgraduate courses, with taught and research opportunities.

We have three campuses across Edinburgh offering state-of-the-art facilities for learning and research. All are easily accessible by public transport and home to diverse, international communities. Edinburgh Napier University is also a partner in Screen Academy Scotland, which is dedicated to the future or film makers and film-making. This is based just two minutes from our Merchiston campus.



Schools and Departments
Edinburgh Napier University comprises six specialist schools:

  • School of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Business School
  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering & the Built Environment
  • School of Life, Sports & Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care

You can view any of the printed prospectuses online:

For information on international student fees (non-EU), click here.

To learn more about the Edinburgh Napier’s international scholarships, click here.

Over 18,500 students and 1,500 staff.

We have several University-run student accommodation sites. This includes our new 778 en-suite Bainfield student accommodation site opposite Fountain Park. All Edinburgh Napier University accommodation is self catered and situated in the centre of Edinburgh, on good transport routes to our campuses. They are well supplied by shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and sports facilities.

Edinburgh also has a large number of private accommodation options and our Accommodation Office can advise students who would prefer to find their own accommodation.

The Sighthill campus includes a five-storey learning resource centre and 25 specialised teaching rooms, including clinical skills laboratories, an environmental chamber and biomechanics laboratory, a high-tech crime-scene scenario room, three IT-enabled lecture theatres and seminar rooms, and integrated sports facilities. A state-of-the-art clinical skills suite is equipped with advanced technology.

The university also has Edinburgh’s first dedicated video games lab. Set in Merchiston campus, the lab has been designed primarily as a resource for students on the university’s BSc in interactive entertainment. It features 24 networked Xbox 360s and PCs, a 50-inch plasma screen and large projected screen, as well as robotics development capabilities. and the 500-seat Jack Kilby computing centre is open 24/7.

The Craiglockhart campus offers a range of facilities including computer suites, advanced language labs and social space.

Good train links from Edinburgh to London via Newcastle and York. Access to motorways and a nearby airport. Frequent bus services to every campus.

Living in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland located in the Central Belt region of the country. With a population of approximately 450,000 (1 million in the city region), “Auld Reekie” (Edinburgh) manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by the imposing castle, the symbol of the city, Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries. Scotland’s throbbing night-life centre, Edinburgh, “the Athens of the North”, is also a feast for the mind and the senses, playing host to great restaurants, shops and an unequaled programme of city festivals throughout the year.