Now home to over 19,500 students from over 140 countries, the university first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant 16th-century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name.
This university develop students through our personalised learning and links to industry and find solutions to societal problems through our research. Find out more about the University and how you can help us create a better future.
Edinburgh Napier comprises six schools with an international focus, each committed to growing our academic reputation, delivering an excellent personalised student experience and building innovation, enterprise and citizenship.
When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools:
The future of their students is very important to them. From the moment you arrive they'll help you prepare for your chosen career. They provide career advice and support throughout your time at Edinburgh Napier to realise your potential, broaden your horizons and hone your skills.
Get help with your student visa, assistance with your application or find out about English language support. With overseas offices, local representatives or our team, travelling to a city near you, we are here to help you every step of the way, in person or online.
Edinburgh Napier currently houses 1500 students over 4 sites in and around the city centre. Their accommodation is affordable, modern and supported by a dedicated team of University staff.
As an Edinburgh Napier student you’ll have access to:
On campus you’ll have access to more than 1,600 PCs and 200 Macs.
You'll also have access to
At Edinburgh Napier they don't just teach you the theory. We go beyond the classroom, teaching you in NHS simulation wards to give you the skills and confidence to master your vocation in a supportive environment. This means that as soon as you leave us you're ready to start changing lives.
They have three distinct campuses across Edinburgh with excellent facilities to meet your needs. You’ll be based primarily in one campus depending on your course choice, but you’re welcome to explore all our locations and use the facilities at each:
[EN]GAGE is our state-of-the-art sports facilities, open to members, students, staff and the public to provide a fitness experience that's fresh, invigorating and fun.They have modern sports facilities including a fitness suite and flexible sports hall which are available to use. You can book our hall for a variety of sporting activities such as football, netball, trampolining and wrestling.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is your students’ union, and all Edinburgh Napier University students, part time or full time, are members of it.
Ensa is yours, student-led, democratic, independent, diverse, representative, active, caring, a provider of volunteering and development opportunities, a friendly face.
Edinburgh Napier first university in Scotland to receive CIEEM accreditation