Edinburgh Napier University

United Kingdom

Edinburgh Napier University is located in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

Named after the 16th-century Scottish mathematician and philosopher John Napier, it has a strong history and reputation for teaching in the sciences and technology.

It has nearly 20,000 students from over 140 nations internationally. It has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize twice, most recently in 2015 for its work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science.

What is the Edinburgh Napier University acceptance rate for International Students?

The Edinburgh Napier University acceptance rate is 56%.

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Student Life

Edinburgh Napier University offers a diverse range of facilities to support its students. The university is equipped with modern libraries providing digital and print resources, study spaces, and access to online databases. State-of-the-art laboratories and research centres support various disciplines. The Merchiston campus is where students can find advanced computing facilities and media studios, while the Sighthill campus is famed for its health and social sciences resources. Edinburgh Napier University places a robust emphasis on technology that is reflected in its IT services and dedicated computing spaces. The sports facilities provided at Engage include fitness classes, a fully-equipped gym and sports halls for hire.


Edinburgh is home to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where many entertainers get their big break. It features live street performances during the summer months and serves as the inspiration for much of the Harry Potter books. The cobblestone streets lead to quaint cafes, shopping centres, tourist attractions and a huge range of pubs where students can sample a range of Scottish whiskeys.



The Career and Skills Development team offer a range of services such as one-to-one career advice, a range of professional development workshops and interview technique support to students. There is also a placements team for students to obtain a work placement prior to graduation, making them ready to enter the workforce. The employer engagement team builds functional relationships with local, national and international employers so students have access to job opportunities with high-quality employers.


The Edinburgh Napier University employability rate is 95%.

The Edinburgh Napier University is ranked 801-850th in the QS World University Rankings, 92nd in The Guardian University Guide and 501st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Edinburgh Napier University offers a range of country-specific scholarships to students, the list of which is in full on their website and regularly updated. Students can also look into the European Union Undergraduate Scholarship, where those who would have previously been eligible for EU fee status and are self-funding their course are eligible for a one-time European Union Undergraduate Scholarship of £4,000. This is for students who enter onto a full-time undergraduate programme in September 2023 or January 2024.


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