Bespoke short courses

Design a bespoke academic or English language short course to suit the needs and interests of your group. Our flexible short courses offer you and your group a unique blend of learning and culture. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Contact us

Contact our programme coordinator April Tsai to discuss your requirements and to request a quote. Let us build a programme to suit you.

What we offer

We will use our extensive experience to design a programme to suit the needs and interests of your group and deliver an outstanding learning and cultural experience.

We can offer you:

  • Tailored courses to suit you. Develop English language skills, choose an academic-focussed course or have a blend of both.
  • Flexible course duration. Build your course from two weeks up to eight weeks.
  • Cultural excursions to explore top attractions across Edinburgh and Scotland. Visit the Scottish Highlands, explore Edinburgh’s castle or test your ceilidh dancing skills.

Example English language courses 

  • General English infused with British culture and traditions
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Business English

Example academic courses 

  • International business management
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Computing
  • Accounting
  • Nursing
  • Creative arts

What is included 

  • Highly qualified and friendly academic staff
  • Dedicated practical support throughout the course
  • Airport transfers
  • Self-catered student accommodation
  • Unlimited travel on Edinburgh’s buses and trams
  • Welcome and farewell meals
  • Graduation ceremony and certificate
  • Full and half-day cultural excursions
  • 24-hour emergency phone number.

Our students learnt a lot from the customised lectures including Scottish culture, tourism and festivals. We will definitely return with a new group of students to join this well-organised programme.

Solange Leung, HKU Space

Group leader, International Cultures Summer School (2015, 2017)

The summer school experience

How much you will pay 

Given the bespoke experience we offer, prices vary and the figures below are indicative only. Contact us to discuss your group’s needs and to request a personalised quote.

We need a minimum of 12 students to run a course.

Cost per person 

The cost per person varies according to the duration of the course.

  • 1 week - £700-£800
  • 2 weeks - £1,500-£1,700
  • 3 weeks - £1,800-£2,000

Group leader discount 

We offer discounts to group leaders, depending on the size of the group.

  • 12-14 – leaders pay an accommodation fee
  • 15-19 – one leader can join for free
  • 20-24 – two leaders can join for free
  • 25 or more – three leaders can join for free

Where you will stay

We provide self-catered student accommodation for the duration of your course; the majority of groups are housed in Edinburgh Napier’s halls of residence. The accommodation fee is included in the package and includes bedding packs, cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. We can also arrange homestays with meal options of breakfast only or half-board if required.

We met many people from all over the world and had many opportunities to practise our speaking skills. We experienced how to live independently and learned about a completely different culture.

Wang Ya Jing

Business College of Shanxi University

English as a Foreign Language


Edinburgh Napier University
Craiglockhart Campus
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1DJ

April Tsai, EFL Programme Coordinator.

+44 (0)131 455 4445