Entry requirements, scholarships and keeping in touch for students from the United Arab Emirates.

Entry requirements


If you have completed the Emirati High School qualification, you would generally be required to complete an international pathway programme to be considered for entry to one of our bachelors courses. 

We also accept the International Baccalaureate, GCE A-Levels, India curriculum, Pakistan curriculum and US curriculum, please see the relevant country pages for the education system completed.



You will be eligible to apply if you have gained a bachelors degree with 2.5/4.0 or above.

English language

You are required to sit an English language test to gain entry to the University.

Find the approved English tests and scores we accept on our English language requirements page.

We also offer various pre-sessional English language programmes if you have test results below our minimum requirements. 

Some courses may require a higher English language score. Please search for the course you're interested in to find out more.

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 - Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades (60%)

International Year Two

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

Academic requirement - Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades (60%) plus successful completion of one further year’s higher study Or Technical Diploma with a grade 65-74%


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 below GPA 2.5 or 75% or Third class overall or diploma equivalent

Our local representatives

We have agents and international officers representing Edinburgh Napier University in the Middle East, North 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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