Edinburgh Napier University

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Why come to an Open Day?

You never know if somewhere is the right fit until you see it for yourself. Open Days and other prospective student events offer the chance to see the place you could call home once term starts.

Get the inside scoop from lecturers and current students, check out campus hotspots and student halls, ask questions about your application and even try the food!

Open Days at Edinburgh Napier University also have the added benefit of letting you explore our awesome city.

We host events for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants throughout the year so visit our website or check the Open Day Calendar for the latest.

Where to find us

Sighthill Campus

We have three campuses spread across the west of Edinburgh, all easily accessible from the city centre on public transport.

Craiglockhart Campus sits in picturesque surroundings, removed from the bustle of the capital. Our Business School is based here, served by language and multimedia labs, an extensive library and the iconic Lindsay Stewart lecture theatre (affectionately dubbed ‘The Egg’).

Merchiston Campus is home to the 24-hour Jack Kilby Computing Centre and a suite of labs and studios for our arts, creative industries, computing and engineering students. This is also where you’ll find the Edinburgh Napier Student Association’s (ENSA) base of operations.

Sighthill Campus welcomes nursing, science and sports students into purpose-built simulation facilities and labs. With five floors of dedicated library and study space, realistic training wards and the [EN]GAGE sports centre all on site, Sighthill is a hub of activity all year round.

Our facilities

Merchiston Campus


Each campus has several catering options for students with a selection of cafes and canteen facilities. Starbucks coffee is also available at all three locations.

Student Support

The Merchiston Student Centre offers a range of services, including advice and support in everything from academic skills and career development to inclusion and wellbeing.

A number of online tools are also available to Edinburgh Napier University students, such as Big White Wall, a community for mental health support, and myFuture, our digital careers platform.

ENSA Advice also delivers an independent and confidential student advice service.

Getting here

Craiglockhart Campus: 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

Merchiston Campus: 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Sighthill Campus: 9 Sighthill Court, Edinburgh EH11 4BN

Living in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is famous worldwide for festivals, fun and a welcoming atmosphere. More than 60,000 students have settled in Scotland’s capital, taking advantage of the many libraries, galleries, museums and historic landmarks to augment their studies.

With volcanic foundations, borders of hills and coastline, and more green spaces than any other city in the UK, Edinburgh strikes the perfect balance between urban and rural life. Enjoy all the amenities and entertainment of the bustling Festival City while having the option of retreating to tranquil gardens, picturesque beaches and windswept summits at any time.

Every year, people from all around the world flock here for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Christmas markets and a whole host of attractions and shows throughout the year. Residents enjoy special rates for many of the most popular activities and student discounts are available at retailers and venues across the map.

From castles and palaces to the cafés, pubs and clubs that make up this unique city’s skyline, there’s a place for everyone.

Edinburgh Old TownLeithThe Scott Monument

Our accomodation

All sites have a choice of individual and shared suites with access to fully fitted and furnished kitchen and living areas. All communal spaces feature 40" wall-mounted smart TVs and Wi-Fi is available throughout. There are also central laundry rooms and secure bike storage areas at each location.

Rent prices vary depending on location and occupancy. Wi-Fi is included.


Located in the vibrant Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, our Bainfield accommodation site has easy access to cinemas, restaurants, gyms and shopping.

Slateford Road

Offering 50-week tenancy agreements in a quiet residential neighbourhood, Slateford Road is the perfect option for students completing work placements throughout the year.

Orwell Terrace

A stone’s throw away from Haymarket train station, Orwell Terrace puts students in exactly the right place to benefit from the shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities of Edinburgh’s west end.

Courses & fees

Our schools

We have six specialist schools of study at Edinburgh Napier University. Each has a range of courses and degrees available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • The Business School
  • The School of Applied Sciences
  • The School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • The School of Computing
  • The School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • The School of Health and Social Care

Tuition fees

At all levels of study, your tuition fees and the funding available to you may vary depending on your nationality, personal circumstances and the course you are applying to. The following should be used as a guide only – further details are available on our website.

Undergraduate 2020/21

  • Scotland & EU: £1,820 per annum
  • England, Wales & Northern Ireland: £9,250 per annum
  • International: £12,845 per annum

Postgraduate 2020/21

  • UK & EU: £6,085+
  • International: £14,062+

Bursaries and scholarships

We offer a number of bursaries and scholarships to eligible students from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances. Full details are available on our website.

Term dates

2020/21 University Academic Calendar

Trimester 1: 7 September 2020 - 19 December 2020

Trimester 2: 18 January 2021 - 16 May 2021

Trimester 3: 31 May 2021 - 28 August 2021