Edinburgh Napier University

United Kingdom

About the University

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.



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Campus Life

The university houses thousands of students across three sites in and around the city centre. Accommodation is affordable and modern with a broad range of options. 

Bainfield is the place to be for first-year students, with Orwell Terrace providing a vibrant home-from-home for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Slateford Road is best for nursing students and postgraduates, is in a quiet neighbourhood with great transport links and amenities.

Campus facilities are equipped with the latest technology and students have access to a wealth of resources. The university's campus libraries offer help and advice alongside study spaces, lectures, workshops, drop-in sessions and a broad range of resources including online journals and books.

Student life

Students benefit from the exciting and vibrant offering in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. A variety of independent small businesses, including cafes, bars and restaurants make the city a fun place to socialise and explore. 

Known for it's picturesque buildings, historical monuments and wealth of museums and parks, its a beautiful place to live and learn. 

You can also explore the stunning Highlands by train or car, as well as cities such as Glasgow, Inverness and the coastal university town of St. Andrews. 


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15000 Students
15000 Students

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