Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with nearly 16,000 students including almost 4,000 international students from over 100 countries.
At Edinburgh's Professional University:
We are a truly international University with 36.8 % of our students coming from overseas and course materials designed to give you the global perspective required for today's worldwide marketplace.
· Edinburgh Napier University offers industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice.
· The University offers excellent support services for international students, including airport meet and greet, first week activities and International Students’ Club.
· 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!
· The University has proactive careers support, which includes job preparation master classes, employer networking events and career fairs.
Its campuses are located in Scotland’s beautiful capital city, Edinburgh – a compact, safe, friendly and cosmopolitan city.
Edinburgh Napier offers a huge variety of undergraduate degrees and more than 100 different professional postgraduate courses, with taught and research opportunities in its three faculties:
The Business School, Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries, Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences
Edinburgh Napier is a multi-campus university and has three main campus located across Scotland’s capital city.
The state-of-the-art Sighthill Campus is home to the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, providing a modern, purpose-built, sustainable building with premier teaching and learning facilities. It has been designed to create a great learning environment, to help students graduate with the best possible career prospects.
At the Merchiston Campus, the 500-seat Jack Kilby computing centre is open 24/7 and students have access to online lecture notes and study aids via WebCT.
The Craiglockhart Campus is home to the University’s Business School and features acoustically advanced lecture theatres, multimedia language labs and some of the most modern teaching facilities in Scotland.
There are fully networked libraries at each campus, and a multimedia language lab and adaptive technology centre for students with special needs.
Edinburgh: Scotland's inspiring capital
Edinburgh is the Athens of the North; a vibrant place to live with four universities that attract around 100,000 students - giving the city its own unique buzz. Scotland's inspiring capital deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful locations in the world and tops the list of European cities where people would most like to live. Clean, compact and safe, Edinburgh is a modern, cosmopolitan, European city with a diverse, multicultural community. No wonder it's been voted one of the most student friendly cities in the UK!
Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a population of about 450,000.
· 1,037 hectares of parkland - equivalent to 4,500 football pitches
· Over 200 cafés and restaurants
· The medieval Royal Mile
· 100+ libraries, including the National Library of Scotland
· 10 international festivals
· Dozens of music gigs every week
Edinburgh is home to many international businesses, being the fifth largest financial centre in Europe. Since 1999 Scotland has had its own devolved government with 129 MSPs sitting in the award-winning Scottish parliament building at Holyrood, Edinburgh.
The setting of Edinburgh is itself an incredible asset for enhancing many Edinburgh Napier degree programs in unique and dynamic ways: 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, while Business and Marketing classes might enjoy periodic guest lectures by Scottish government consultants or financial sector professionals. Through a range of Science and Technology programs, including unique Ecotourism, Edinburgh Napier students also contribute to Scotland’s continuing legacy of innovation. And of course, the city’s hauntingly beautiful architecture and atmospheric skies are the Photography student’s dream and Creative Writer’s inspiration.
Edinburgh is also a convenient departure point for visiting other parts of Scotland, with many opportunities to explore castles galore, the stark and stunning landscape of the Highlands, and more. Lastly, as Edinburgh is frequented by multiple trains and budget airlines, students find it incredibly easy and cheap to jet away for a weekend to other cities in the UK and all over Europe... In sum, this city can literally be your gateway to an entire European adventure.
The Accommodation Office at the University have 900 rooms for Edinburgh Napier students and can give you information and help you apply for one of these rooms in their centrally-located flats. 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.