The application process

To apply for full-time undergraduate courses, you must make your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). We advise you to submit your application as early as possible. If you're applying to a part-time course, you should apply directly to us through our online application form.

University code

You’ll need the institution code (E59 ENU) and the course code to apply. You’ll find the course code on the course information page of your chosen course.

Application costs

UCAS charges an administration fee of £13 to apply for a single course, and £24 to apply for up to five courses.

Personal statement

Your personal statement on your UCAS form is your chance to shine. It’s crucial to your application and can determine what offers you receive.

When writing your statement:
  • make sure it's styled in a formal manner and reads well
  • write in a precise way using small paragraphs
  • focus on your strengths, achievements and aspirations
  • write about your skills and give examples
  • explain why the course is interesting to you
  • show that you've done your research
  • be truthful, accurate and enthusiastic
  • check your spelling and grammar
Be sure to include:
  • your reasons for choosing the course
  • relevant work or academic experience and skills
  • personal interests that relate to the course
  • your career goals
  • any plans for taking a year out (if applicable)

The UCAS website provides further guidance and tips on writing your personal statement. Remember that every institution you apply to receives the same personal statement. 

Part-time courses

Applications for part-time study are made online from your chosen course information page.

You’ll need:

  • a valid email address
  • your educational details
  • a personal statement
  • reference contact details
  • scanned copies of your qualifications
  • proof of language proficiency if English is not your first language

College students

We offer advanced entry to a number of courses for college students. With an HNC you'd normally be accepted into year two of a degree, while an HND could put you straight into year three. Check the entry requirements of your chosen course for details.

We also offer an Associate Student scheme with partner colleges, guaranteeing you an offer of a place at Edinburgh Napier on some courses.

To find out where your college qualification could take you at Edinburgh Napier, contact us on studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk.

International students

Applicants from overseas will need to satisfy our entry requirements along with a specified level of English-language ability. Visit our country information pages to find requirements for your country.

If you are not a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you will typically need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa to study with us. You'll need to get a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies to apply for the Tier 4 Visa – we’ll take you through the process of obtaining this once you have an offer.

To find out more about visa requirements, visit our visa and immigration section. 

For any queries about visas, contact our international support team on internationalsupport@napier.ac.uk or call +44 (0)333 900 6040. For queries about entry requirements and applying, contact international@napier.ac.uk.

Deferred entry

If you've been offered a place, you can choose to delay starting your studies for one year. Deferred entry is granted at the discretion of our admissions team and it’s advisable to talk to them before applying for deferred entry.

Clearing

Clearing provides you with an opportunity to apply for courses later in the year through UCAS if you have not received any offer.

Clearing is available from 30 June onwards and enables applicants who are not holding any offers of admission to apply for places, subject to availability.  Applications for Clearing open in July and will remain open until all clearing places have been filled.  

After you apply

UCAS will confirm it's received your application, then pass us a copy for processing.

You can track your application and decisions made on UCAS Track.

It's vital you monitor your application and review any offers made. Find out more about what happens after you apply, the offers you may receive and how to respond.

Help and advice

Get in touch with one of our advisers if you need help with choosing a course or preparing your application. You can phone us on 0333 900 6040, email ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk or complete our enquiry form.