Entry requirements, scholarships and keeping in touch for students from South Africa.

Entry requirements


Students would be eligible to apply if they have completed the National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an overall grade 5 or above.

Our courses


Students will be eligible to apply if they have gained a Bachelor (Honours) degree or Bachelor Professional Degree with 2:2 or 60% or above.

Our courses

English language

Students who are applying to an undergraduate programme are required to have achieved Senior Certificate English Grade C/5 or above. 

Students applying to a postgraduate programme are not required to take an English language test like IELTS, as long as the bachelor degree was taught and examined in English and completed within the last two years.

Pathway programmes

Edinburgh Napier University International College (ENUIC) is an embedded on campus college for international students to start their studies at Edinburgh Napier University. It is located in the historic, city centre campus of Merchiston, with easy access to student accommodation.

Pathway programmes at ENUIC prepare students for their chosen future degree with academic and English language support. ENUIC offers students the option between International Stage One, International Stage Two, or an International Incorporated Masters.



International Year One
English language requirement – IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component.

Academic requirement - Completion of Year 11 Senior Certificate with A – C in at least 5 subjects or successful completion of the National Senior Certificate

International Year Two
English language requirement – IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component.

Academic requirement - Senior Certificate with matriculation/ national senior certificate, or 32-80 UCAS tariff points at GCE A/AS Level or equivalent


International Incorporated Masters
– One Term IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components
– Two Terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components

Academic requirement - Bachelor Degree with third class, or 59% or below or diploma equivalent

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We have agents and international officers representing Edinburgh Napier University in Africa and around the world.

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More than 95% of our undergraduate students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2014/15) thanks to our industry-focused courses, excellent facilities and student support.

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