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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Program Type

  • Exchange 



Edinburgh is a lively, diverse and cosmopolitan city, home to many exciting attractions, theatres, restaurants and shops. The city has also been awarded World Heritage status and is located less than one hour by air and four hours by train from London. Scotland's dynamic capital is an exciting place in which to live and study and is one of the most student-friendly cities in the UK. 

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with almost 18,000 students from 109 countries based over three campuses in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. With around 4,000 students from outside the UK, Napier is a truly international University offering an excellent range of courses designed to give you the global perspective required for today's worldwide marketplace. 

Edinburgh Napier has three campus across the city, with specific departments and disciplines at each one (see below). The distance between them makes it difficult to impossible to take classes at multiple campuses. In order of distance from the city center, the campuses are: 


Merchiston Campus 

The School of Arts & Creative Industries

  • Acting
  • Film, Journalism & Media
  • Design & Photography
  • Music
  • English


The School of Computing

  • Computer Science
  • Games Development
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Media
  • Web Design


The School of Engineering & the Built Environment

  • Architectural Technology
  • Quantify Surveying
  • Building Surveying
  • Real Estate Surveying
  • Construction & Project Management



Craiglockhart Campus

The Business School (not AACSB-accredited)

  • Accounting
  • International Business
  • Business
  • Languages
  • Event Planning
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Tourism



Sighthill Campus

The School of Applied Sciences

  • Animal Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Biology
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology


The School of Health & Social Care

  • Health Science (Nursing)


[EN]GAGE Fitness


Language of Instruction

  • English 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time, degree-seeking CWU student 
  • Minimum 18 years of age by the time of departure 
  • Minimum sophomore status at the time of participation 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Non-Native English Speakers: The partner requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual component below 5.5. 


Terms Available

  • CWU Fall Quarter/Edinburgh Napier Trimester I: Early September - December 
  • CWU Winter & Spring Quarters/Edinburgh Napier Trimester II: January – May* 
  • Academic Year 

Edinburgh Napier University Term Dates 

*Due to enrollment caps, studying for Trimester II only is not recommended for students receiving the Pell Grant or sources of aid with similar enrollment requirements. 


Available Fields of Study

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Marketing
  • American Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Film Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • French
  • Media
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Music
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • German
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Political Science & International Studies
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Drama & Theatre
  • International Business
  • Spanish
  • Earth/Environmental Science
  • Italian
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics
  • Linguistics
  • Theatre/Acting
  • Education
  • Management
  • Theology


Finding Classes

Visiting Student Module Choices 

NB: In the UK, “course” typically refers to a degree program, while “module” refers to an individual class.  Use the SCQF designation as a guide in determining whether a module is equivalent to a lower division or upper division course at CWU.  Generally, SCQF 07 is equivalent to the 100 level, SCQF 08 to the 200 level, SCQF 09 to the 300 level and SCQF 10 to the 400 level. 



  • Student Residences 

More Information: Visiting Student Accommodation 


Estimated Total Costs

Estimated Costs (PDF)

Preliminary Budget for Financial Aid Advising (PDF) 

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship-eligible program
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship-eligible program



CWU Deadlines: 

  • Fall Start: March 1 
  • Spring Start: September 1 

Application Portal: 


Partner Website

Edinburgh Napier University Home 

Edinburgh Napier University Visiting Students Information 

Video: Student Accommodation 

Video: Student Insights for International Students 

Video: International Student Insights 

Video: A Day in Edinburgh 

Video: Michelle: Destination Edinburgh, September 

Video: Edinburgh: The Perfect City for International Students 

Edinburgh Napier Knights American Football Team Facebook Page 


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