Why choose Edinburgh Napier University

We are an ambitious, innovative and inclusive University based in the vibrant capital of Scotland. All our courses are designed in consultation with business and industry to give you the academic and practical skills to succeed.
  • We are internationally recognised: in the 2019 QS Stars international university rankings, the quality of our teaching, internationalisation and employability were all officially recognised, with the University scoring five stars in each category and four stars overall.
  • In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society – nationally and internationally. This was the second triumph for our School of Engineering & the Built Environment following a previous success in 2009. 
  • 95% of our undergraduate students and 96.2% of our postgraduate students are in work or further education six months after graduation (HESA 2016/17).
  • More than half of our research was rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We have supported more than 500 student start-up companies and a 2014 report by Biggar Economics named us the most successful university in Scotland for graduate enterprise and start-ups.
  • We are the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong, with more than 3,000 students studying there.

The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

The Guardian Guide 2020

Times Higher Education ranks Edinburgh Napier in top 5% of world universities

Edinburgh Napier appeared in the THE World University Rankings for the first time in 2017 and maintained our position in 2018 and 2019, putting us in the world's top 5%. We rank particularly strongly for "international outlook" (170th of 1,258 worldwide institutions).

Open Days

Thinking of university? Come along to one of our June or October Open Days. It's a great opportunity to visit and chat with academic staff and students about life at Edinburgh Napier.

Studying in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan, historic and iconic cities. It is also home to the world’s largest arts festival.

Contact us

Contact our advisers on 0333 900 6040 or use our online enquiry form.