Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier is the #1 Modern University in Scotland, located in the heart of Edinburgh. Surrounded by historic architecture and home to the annual Fringe festival.

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About Edinburgh Napier University

With three campuses, each defined by distinctive features and course specific facilities, they are much more than where you go to study.

Students can enjoy fantastic sports facilities, a 24 hour dedicated computer lab, extensive libraries as well as free laptop rental! Each is set up to be a second home for you, with free unlimited Wi-Fi, Espresso Lab cafes, lots of great study spots and plenty of space to meet up with friends.

All of the campuses are within twenty minutes of each other and the city centre, so it鈥檚 easy to access facilities or connect up with friends, wherever you are based.


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Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus 10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Edinburgh Napier in numbers

No 1

ranked Modern University in Scotland

No 1

university in Edinburgh for overall student satisfaction


in the world in QS Best Student Cities 2024


graduates in work or further study

1 hour 15 minutes

to fly direct from Edinburgh to London


student start up businesses supported by ENU

One of the best student cities in the world

Being a student at Edinburgh Napier makes you part of this amazing city. World renowned for heritage, culture, festivals and tourism, Edinburgh has it all.

It鈥檚 a special place, unlike anywhere else in the UK: a capital city with loads going on but small enough that you can get to know it well and find the areas and activities that best fit with what matters to you.

Filled with green spaces, incredible architecture, world-class restaurants and ghosts 鈥 in Edinburgh you can enjoy the beach, climb hills, discover independent shops, and experience art. The buzzing bar and music scene offers something for everyone. And of course, there are world famous festivals and remarkable events, from the Edinburgh Fringe to Hogmanay.

Ranked 16th in the world in QS Best Student Cities 2024

Merchiston exterior at dusk - ENU
Craiglockhart facilities. Buildings exteriors.
The Kelpies sculpture at Falkirk
Edinburgh Festival street performers

Your second home whilst you study

Edinburgh Napier enjoys three different campus locations, all within twenty minutes of each other and the city centre, so it鈥檚 always easy to access facilities or connect with friends.

Campus - Key Information
  • 24 hour computer lab with 500 PC and Mac computers, as well as free laptop loan for all students.
  • EN[GAGE] elite sports facility, open for all students.
  • The Bright Red Triangle is Napier's business incubator, supporting student start up enterprises.

Our Merchiston campus is where our creative, engineering and computing students are based as well as international students at the embedded Edinburgh Napier University International College (ENUIC). This high tech campus is all about the future with facilities from cutting edge cybersecurity labs and specialist engineering laboratories, to industry standard music, TV and film studios.

Merchiston exterior at dusk - ENU

Sighthill campus is the largest campus, filled with smart spaces and awesome views over the city. It is also home to the elite sports facility [EN]GAGE, open to all of our students.

Sighthill Campus autumn 2013

Craiglockhart, home to the Edinburgh Napier Business School, is a mix of the historical and the modern in a gorgeous, park-like setting. You鈥檒l find everything you need to succeed in business, including the iconic Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre (known affectionately as ‘The Egg’).

Craiglockhart facilities. Buildings exteriors.

A supportive community

It鈥檚 an exciting part of student life and in student accommodation, you鈥檒l be in it together, sharing space and experiences with new friends.

Living in our student accommodation you become part of a supportive community: our dedicated team of Accommodation staff and Resident Assistants are here to help you, providing guidance, advice, and out-of-hours assistance. They鈥檒l help you to settle in and get to know your neighbours through activities and events.

International students have access to ‘Capitol Students’ accommodation within walking, cycling or bus to all the campuses. This is clean, modern student accommodation with shared flats, with other Edinburgh Napier students. All Capitol Student accommodation has access to a large social space, games area, study spaces and bike storage.

Two main accommodation locations for International Students:

Gorgie:聽543 Gorgie Road Edinburgh EH11 3AR

Westfield: 24 Westfield Road Edinburgh EH11 2QB

Key Features & Amenities

Fully-furnished bedrooms

Laundry facility with washers and dryers available

Super-fast internet and wifi throughout

Large social space, games area and study spaces

Communal kitchen space for students

24/7 security

Your experience at Edinburgh Napier

With three campuses across the city and student accommodation in the perfect location to head into town, the park, or a coffee shop.

Edinburgh Napier has an active student association (ENSA) which offers students support, advice, sports, societies, volunteering opportunities and events; it is run by students so is an open and welcoming space to have your voice heard. There is a diverse choice of exciting clubs and societies on offer from book clubs to chamber choir, feminist society to Dr Who. society. There is something for everyone.

To welcome you to student life, every year ENSA hosts “Freshers聽Week” – a week聽full of events to get your university career off to a great start and introduce you to other new students. It works in partnership to provide a 鈥渦nion bar鈥 off campus and regular club nights throughout the term to build the 鈥淣apier spirit”.

With laptop loans, free IT support and subject-specific librarians, you鈥檒l find the learning environment at Edinburgh Napier has everything you need to succeed.

There are so many opportunities for students to embrace life at Edinburgh Napier to learn new skills and meet new people. Sporty students, whether playing competitively or just for fun, societies, Programme Reps, conference delegates, campaigners, committee members鈥 There is something for everyone.

We support our community of Edinburgh Napier students, alumni, and staff to develop the enterprise skills required to capture opportunities, develop their ideas, and to start businesses. The Bright Red Triangle business incubator always has someone on hand to help, guide and mentor students.

Edinburgh Napier University International College

Pathway programmes at Edinburgh Napier University International College prepare students for their chosen future degree with academic and English Language support.

Merchiston exterior at dusk - ENU

Edinburgh Napier University International College offers pathway programmes for international students wanting to study in Scotland. It is located in the historic campus of Merchiston, close to the city centre and easy access to student accommodation.

Degree Courses

Edinburgh Napier University International College (ENUIC) students choose to study an International Stage One, an International Stage Two, or an International Incorporated Masters. *

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England鈥檚 most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.鈥

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I鈥檝e enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I鈥檝e learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I鈥檝e enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It鈥檚 given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)