New students

Get ready to start your studies at Edinburgh Napier! Download our arrival guide and checklist, find out your next steps, or get help with your visa. If you want to know about student life, why not ask our students? 

Download our arrival guide and checklist

Apply for your visa

Download our handy step-by-step guide to applying for your visa.

Visa support

Contact our Visa and International Support team to get qualified advice on the visa process, or support with immigration questions while you're here. Get in touch by email or call +44 (0)131 455 2272.

Your next steps

Arrange your fee payment

Visit our fees page for more information on how courses are charged and how to pay.

Airport welcome service

Meet a friendly face when you arrive at Edinburgh Airport on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January from 7:30am to 7:30pm (UK time). 

Meet our ambassadors on arrival

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport our student ambassadors will be there to direct you to a taxi/bus/tram and help you with any questions you may have. Look out for them at the international arrivals area, they will be easily identified in their red Edinburgh Napier 'Student Ambassador' t-shirts or hoodies. If you have booked accommodation, make sure you print off any information you receive and carry this in your hand luggage. 


Please note that this is NOT a free service and you will be required to pay transport costs. If you opt to travel by taxi, this cost could be reduced if you are happy to share a taxi with other students going to the same location as you. Our student ambassadors will be able help you with this.

Further information

For further information regarding the airport welcome service please email

Further transport information can be found on the Edinburgh Airport website. The Airlink bus (number 100) departs from the airport every 10 minutes and takes approximately 30 minutes to get into the city centre. A single journey costs £4.50 GBP.  Alternatively, you could take the tram which departs from the airport every 8-12 minutes and takes approximately 35 minutes to get into the city centre. A single journey costs £6 GBP.

Find out about student life

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