Entry requirements for American students

Find out the entry requirements for American students for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate entry requirements

In Scotland, undergraduate courses (called honours degrees) are designed to include four years of study, which is unique in the UK. Honours degrees offer enhanced flexibility and academic breadth.

You are eligible to apply if you received your High School Graduation Diploma with a GPA of 2.8 or above with one of the following:

  • SAT score of 1000 or higher with a minimum of 500 in each component
  • ACT score of 24 or higher
  • 3 related Advanced Placement tests (AP's) with a grade of 4 or higher

If you're applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB), you are eligible if you have a minimum score of 26-30 in relevant subjects.

If you have attended a community college or would like to transfer to Edinburgh Napier, you may be considered for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of a relevant degree course. Contact us to find out if you're eligible.

Edinburgh Napier SAT institution code: 7894

We do not currently have an ACT code, so a screenshot/a clear picture of your scores can be sent to ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk.


Our taught postgraduate degrees are one year in duration.

You are eligible to apply if you completed a bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above.

No GRE/GMAT test scores are required.