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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Top reasons to study here

  • Edinburgh Napier University welcomes people with disabilities, long term health conditions and specific learning difficulties.
  • More than 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months.
  • We work with industry to develop courses that give our students the skills to quickly succeed in the workplace.


Now home to over 19,500 students from over 140 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. The past five decades have seen us grow into a globally renowned institution, while retaining our focus on professional knowledge and personalised learning.


Our unique and practical programmes are designed in collaboration with industry links and are taught by academics and professionals who are experts in their fields. This helps to provide you with the practical skills and insights crucial for securing graduate employment.

These strong links with the industry allow us to provide work-related learning for most of our students, from internships and work shadowing to live projects and experiences abroad. As a result of this, we have a 96.2% postgraduate graduate employment rate. (HESA 2017/18). Helping people get the careers they love is what we do and with such a range of diverse study areas available, we are confident there is something for everyone. 


Our inclusive policies, guidance and training offer strong support to our people at all stages of their career, and we actively encourage cooperation, mutual respect and a culture of wellbeing across the university.

Our research themes provide a framework for cross-university activity and interdisciplinary research. Through them, effective communities of staff and students are encouraged to work together on suitable collaborative funding proposals, as well as finding opportunities to enhance the curriculum. The university supports these themes with a central fund, enabling academics to devote time to interdisciplinary activity, and outcomes are promoted externally.


The Career and Skills Development team offer a range of services such as one-to-one career guidance, a variety of professional development workshops and support with key recruitment skills, such as CV writing and perfecting your interview technique.

Our Placements team can support you with finding a relevant work placement to enhance your degree experience. They look after all stages of this process - from help with your initial applications, to ensuring you are fully prepared for your placement.

Student services

At Edinburgh Napier, we have nearly 3500 international students studying on campus from more than 100 countries across the world. Every one of those international students has made Edinburgh home with each one adding a unique culture and perspective to our university community. With overseas offices, local representatives and our international team offering advice throughout your journey. Whether you need help with your student visa, assistance with your application or want to find out about English language support, we are here to help you every step of the way, in person or online. 

Housing services

We provide homes for more than 1,200 students across our Edinburgh sites in accommodation that's affordable, modern and supported by a dedicated team of university staff. 

Most flats have between four and eight people sharing (we also have four 9-bed flats) and include standard equipment such as smart TVs in all communal lounges, cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner and other standard cleaning equipment. The bedrooms include a small double bed, desk, study chair, wardrobe and bookshelves.

Library services

As a student at Edinburgh Napier University you'll have access to literally millions of online resources - books, ebooks, ejournals and audiovisual resources. You'll also be able to request resources from other libraries in Edinburgh, and the rest of the UK. Our Subject Librarians are on hand to offer you subject-based advice and guidance.

ICT services

You'll get IT support from our IS Service Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also provide a range of online materials to help you use our IT systems.

In the computer suites as well as the campus libraries you’ll find Windows PCs, thin client PCs and Apple Macs, as well as spaces for you to plug in your own devices.  You can even borrow a laptop from one of our Lapsafe lockers. 

Medical services

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion team is here to help you make the most of your time here at Edinburgh Napier - so you feel safe, supported, healthy and able to fulfil your potential. The Student Counselling & Mental Wellbeing team offers a range of support and advice for students who are experiencing stress or other mental health issues due to personal circumstances or academic pressures.

Campus life

Named as the 4th most beautiful city in the world (Rough Guides, 2021) and home to over 60,000 students, Edinburgh is the perfect place to experience student life or build your career. 

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. Located around the city, all are easily accessible by public transport and home to diverse, international, collaborative communities. Our facilities range from 400-seater lecture theatres and computer labs to life-like hospital wards and clinical skills suites allowing top of the range learning for all students. 

Sports facilities

Whether you're looking to train hard with top equipment or just want to meet new people through clubs and classes, we've got you covered when it comes to sports and fitness on campus.

Our Sighthill campus is home to ENGAGE Fitness, our state-of-the-art sports facility which has a fully-kitted fitness suite, sports performance gym, studio spaces and two full-sized sports halls which are available for bookings or walk-in pay as you play sessions.

Our student union, ENSA, provides students with the opportunity to get involved at all levels with a wide variety of sports. It doesn't have to be competitive either - many clubs are open to complete beginners if you just want to play for fun.

Student clubs

Edinburgh Napier Students' Association (ENSA) is your students' union, and all Edinburgh Napier University students are automatically members when they matriculate. ENSA Advice employs a team of professional advisers to provide one-to-one advice to Edinburgh Napier University students. It’s a free and comprehensive welfare rights and education service for Edinburgh Napier University students and is used by around 1000 students every year for a wide range of issues.


Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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