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 the GED, you are eligible if you have a pass in each of the 4 sections with a minimum score of 145/200 and an overall score of 580/800. You would need one of the 3 requirements above in addition.

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

Edinburgh Napier ACT institution code: 3004


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.