We welcome students from across the globe and have international study scholarships available for international students, including scholarships for students from the Indian subcontinent and postgraduate students from Africa.

International students

Our international students are supported by an International Student Officer within the School of Computing. As a student coming to Edinburgh Napier from abroad you can find more information on fees and funding, how to apply (Undergraduate or Postgraduate), accommodation and support services in our international section.

With a long history of attracting international students and staff, the school is able to ensure that all students integrate successfully, both academically and culturally.

Pre-Masters Diploma

Edinburgh Napier also offers a one-year graduate diploma course. This is a full time programme aimed at international students who have a degree or equivalent, such as the Diploma (Dazhuan) in China, and provides a route to the Masters programmes in the School of Computing. The diploma allows you to develop computing skills in your chosen area and also ensures that you have the requisite literacy skills to reach your potential in Masters programmes in computing.

We enjoy partnerships with

These partnerships provide opportunities for international group project and visits.

Exchange programmes

School of Computing students and staff are encouraged to study, work or volunteer overseas though our various exchange programmes.

  • Through the Erasmus+ programme students and staff can work or study with our partners across Europe.
  •  Our international exchange programmes offer computing students the chance to study in Australia, Canada, China or the USA.

Information for International Students

Edinburgh Napier is home to over 8,000 students from outside the UK. You can study with the School of Computing for a trimester or your full course, giving you a global perspective in one of Europe’s most exciting, cultured and entrepreneurial cities.

English language requirements

Students whose first language is not English should have English equivalent to a qualification of at least IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in any section). If you have IELTS 5.5 you may be offered an MSc place if you join a six week English course first. Our EFL courses are ideal for students to improve their English language skills before, during and after study at Edinburgh Napier.

Please visit our International students section for further information.


We have over 85,000 active alumni with associations in Europe, America and Asia including Hong Kong, China, New York and France. Our alumni team arrange and support networking events around the globe to help you succeed.

Stay in touch with us as you progress in your life, studies and career.