Transnational education

‚ÄčTransnational education (TNE) gives students around the world the opportunity to study a degree awarded by Edinburgh Napier without leaving their home country.

We deliver our degrees in collaboration with partners across the world. Our most established partnerships in Hong Kong date back over 20 years and we now have over 5000 students studying our degrees overseas. TNE is central to our internationalisation strategy and we have ambitions to establish new partnerships in different regions of the globe. Our partnerships allow students the opportunity to study an Edinburgh Napier degree closer to home, and still be part of the Edinburgh Napier University experience.


Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST)

GXUST is located in Liuzhou, an important industrial city in Guangxi province, Southwest China. The university was established in 1958 and now has over 25,000 students located across 3 campuses. Our collaboration with GXUST dates back to 2014 and we now have a Ministry of Education approved Joint Education Programme (JEP) in Mechanical Engineering which started in 2015. Students study the degree entirely in China and graduate with both an Edinburgh Napier and GXUST degree:

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE)

YUFE is located in Kunming city in Southwest China. It was established in 1951 and is now a multi-disciplinary university with specialisms in economics, management and finance. Our partnership with YUFE dates back to 2012. We have a successful Ministry of Education approved Joint Education Programme (JEP) which is taught fully in China and allows students to graduate with both an Edinburgh Napier and YUFE degree.

Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong's School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)

We've been offering professional degrees with SCOPE for more than 20 years.

Since its inception in 1991, SCOPE has helped fulfill City University's role as a centre for lifelong education. SCOPE aims to provide quality continuing education for professional practice, retraining and self-development.

We collaborate with SCOPE to offer top-up degrees:

University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

Edinburgh Napier has been in partnership with the HKU Space since 2000. The university was established in 1992 and is committed to providing high quality continuing education programmes and lifelong learning opportunities to the community.

You can study on the following courses in a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and HKU SPACE:


California Unitec Institute of Engineering

Our newest transnational education partner, is Myanmar's leading private institute specialising in civil engineering. It is located in the heart of Yangon in Myanmar. 

We collaborate with California Unitec to deliver the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. 


PSB Academy

PSB Academy has provided high quality international education in Singapore for over 50 years.

PSB is EduTrust-certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE), in recognition of excellent standards in academic management and quality educational services.

We collaborate with PSB to deliver the following degrees:

Singapore Human Resource Institue (SHRI)

SHRI was established in 1965 to provide training and academic programmes to cater for the learning needs of the workforce in Singapore. The institute aims to be the leading authority on human resources management, knowledge and practices in Singapore.

Our Business School have collaborated with the institute to deliver top-up courses focused on human resource management:

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

MDIS was founded in 1956 and is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS is EduTrust certified by the Council for Prive Education (CPE), in recognition of excellent standards in academic management and quality educational services.

We deliver a degree in Nursing in collaboration with MDIS which is approved by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

Sri Lanka

Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology (SIST)

Set up in 2001, SIST has dedicated its efforts to providing cutting edge science and technology training to students in Sri Lanka.

With excellent molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and plant tissue culture labs, students get a comprehensive practical experience to give them an advantage in their scientific career.

Our School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences deliver undergraduate degrees in biological science in collaboration with this Colombo-based university.


Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (HTMi) Switzerland

HTMi is a private hotel school located in Canton Luzerne, Switzerland. Established in 1992, HTMi specialises in hospitality and event management programmes. Edinburgh Napier has been in partnership with HTMi to provide the MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management since 2011.

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