Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is an innovative and professional university committed to giving students the right mix of academic, personal and professional skills needed for a successful career in today’s global market. 

We offer industry-informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success in today’s competitive global job market. We are one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland, with over 15,000 students from more than 150 countries in Edinburgh and at partner institutions across the world.



  • The number 1 university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction in 2020, 2021, and 2022 (National Student Survey)
  • The top ranked Scottish Modern University 2023 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
  • The top Scottish Modern University for both research power and research impact (REF, 2019)
  • Winners of Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2015 for our internationally acclaimed work in timber 
    engineering, sustainable construction and wood science
  • 95% graduate employability rate (HESA 2016/17)
  • More than half of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”
  • More than 500 start-ups have been supported by our in-house business incubator



Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside are only steps away from each other. From a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh is a must-visit on anyone’s list. What’s more, Edinburgh hosts the world’s largest art festivals – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival - where thousands of artists and millions of tourists gather to celebrate arts and entertainment for 3 weeks every August. 


Scotland and the Highlands

Scotland is a country with a fantastic mix of stunning landscapes, a thriving arts and culture scene, and a colourful history of epic battles and historic castles. 
The Highlands are the Scotland of your imagination: a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. As a participant on one of our summer schools/short courses, you will have to the opportunity to visit lochs and glens, to witness amazing Scottish wildlife, to lose yourself in Scotland’s heroic stories, to take part in a world-class whisky distillery tour, or to try golf on a world-class golf course. Scotland’s history, nature, and geography will 
take your breath away. 

About the Course: 2024 English Language and Culture Summer School


The English Language and Culture Summer School, will take place in the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University at Craiglockhart campus in Edinburgh. The length of programme is 2 weeks, from 13 July to 27 July 2024. 

The course aims to balance learning and fun. You’ll learn about Britain and its history, with a focus on Scottish history. Your education in Scottish history and culture will be further enhanced by afternoon visits to Holyrood Palace (our current queen’s Edinburgh home), the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Castle, plus a full day trip to Falkland Palace (a favourite of past kings and Scotland’s most iconic monarch, Mary Queen of Scots) and the historically important town of St Andrews. Another full day trip takes place in the second week when you will visit the Highland town of Pitlochry, a whisky distillery (to find out how our national drink is made) and the beautiful Scottish countryside. Classes will also cover language, vocabulary, intercultural communication, academic 
discussion, and presentations. The course will culminate with you, the students, giving presentations in groups on the last Friday of the course. 

This package includes:

  • 15 hours of classes/interactive workshops each week. Course content is designed and 
    delivered by Edinburgh Napier University faculty
  • 2 full-day trips
  • 4 half-day cultural excursions within Edinburgh city centre
  • 1 social event (Ceilidh) in the evening
  • Welcome breakfast and graduation buffet
  • End-of-course certificate
  • 14 nights en-suite student accommodation and linen pack from 13th until 27th July
  • Continuous practical support including a bus pass, airport/train station pick-up and drop-off
  • 24-hour emergency number



£1,815 all VAT inclusive.



This course is designed for international students who would like to improve their English language skills. To join this course, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Recommended: Intermediate English communication skills

Application Deadline


31 May 2024

How to Apply


Download the application form from the English Summer School Website:

Or email