International students


International students

English as a Foreign Language

Watch our videos below to find out about the range of support for English as a Foreign Language at Edinburgh Napier University - if you need a little bit of help remember to turn on the YouTube captions.

Keep watching at the end of each video to see all four films, or click 'Playlist' to go straight to Study, SupportSocial or In-Sessional. To see more films about opportunities for international students at Edinburgh Napier, see our playlist for international students.


Pre-sessional English


Asian studentWe offer a variety of courses, ranging from 4 weeks to one year long, for students already accepted on a degree course with an English language condition in your offer letter. These help to improve English and academic skills, while giving you the chance to familiarise yourself with the University. The courses also offer organised trips to local tourist attractions and a day trip to another part of Scotland. 

Find out more about our pre-sessional English courses or download our 
pre-sessional English brochure.
For more information, please email Yu Xiao on y.xiao@napier.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)131 455 4445.

EFL modules


Three credit-bearing EFL modules are available in trimesters one and two. These modules, ranging from lower intermediate to advanced level, last for one trimester and count towards your degree.

EFL modules help you improve all your English skills and build confidence in interactive, international groups. You will develop your communication skills as well as a range of employability skills such as writing reports, giving presentations and seminars, negotiating and working in a team.

For more information, please email Sheila Shea at s.shea@napier.ac.uk.


In-session language support


We offer free English Language support to all our international students after they have entered their degree courses, with the following types of tuition throughout the academic year:

  • Writing workshops
  • Discussion and presentation skills workshops
  • Individual help sessions
  • Pronunciation laboratories
In these workshops you will practise your English and get feedback that helps you to improve your knowledge and abilities for the greatest success in your studies.  Watch our video to see what students think about their in-session support.
Contact Dr Nick Pilcher (Marketing, Tourism & Languages) on +44 131 455 4731 or n.pilcher@napier.ac.uk for more information.

Summer school courses

We run a range of summer schools for students attending partner institutions in Saudi Arabia, Russia and China. The schools are run between July and August in Edinburgh. 

Other support

The British Council also offers English language support services. Find out more about taking IELTS from the British Council.