• Experience the vibrant cultural scene of Edinburgh by visiting the countless music venues and art galleries that fill the streets of this quaint town surrounded by stunning mountains, valleys, and jagged coastline. 

• Edinburgh Napier is particularly known for its expertise in Business, Marketing, Criminology, and Hospitality and Tourism. In addition, many programs at Edinburgh Napier allow students to integrate study and work experiences. 

• Connect with a diverse and globally engaged community of over 4,000 international students to explore the city that is home to the largest arts festival in the world and was named the first ever UNESCO City of Literature. 

• Study abroad with the environment in mind while immersing in a university that is working towards having net zero carbon by 2030! 


Enjoy living in a picturesque town filled with more museums, hidden markets, and history than imaginable! Stroll through Edinburgh to admire the mesmerizing beauty of the volcanic foundations that frame the enchanting medieval architecture and castles throughout the city. 


Your single room in a student residence hall allows you to relax and study in your own private space, while also having the option to hang out with flatmates from all over the world in a shared common area. Accommodation is located just a short 15-minute walk from the city center where students can explore local markets, medieval architecture, and breath-taking gardens! 


Connect with new friends from all over the world while cooking a meal in the shared kitchen in a student residence hall. After class, check out the amazing café culture to sample food from all over the world in addition to local staples such as haggis, scotch eggs, Cullen Skink, and Cranachan! ISEP Direct students should plan on spending 150-200 GBP per month on general food costs. 


Excursions across Scotland are offered through the Edinburgh Napier Students Association (ENSA), Scottish Culture and Society class, and the Students of Edinburgh Napier International Club (SENIC). SENIC has an annual membership fee of £2 and offers the opportunity to learn some of the history and culture of Scotland through organized social events and planned cultural trips within the country.  Past trips have included visits to St Andrews, Oban, and the Scottish Highlands. Free bus transportation is available for anybody under the age of 22, providing easy access to explore Edinburgh and Scotland at large. 


There is no shortage of artistic or outdoor activities throughout Edinburgh at any given time of year. Visit nearby Portobello Beach where the locals brave the chilly sea, fly kites, and spend pennies on the old-school fun fair. Check out the unique event offerings available during the year including the International Festival, Fringe Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival, Mela Festival, and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival!  


Get involved with local communities to gain hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of life in Scotland. There are ample opportunities to volunteer, with placements complementing coursework. This allow you the opportunity to gain academic credit for service while also enhancing professional skillsets in an immersive and cross-cultural environment. 

What We Love About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is composed of a friendly, inviting, inclusive community with a strong national identity, that is willing to embrace new cultures and people. 

It is an incredibly lively city – with tons of historical sites to explore and easy access to the rest of the UK and Europe. Plus, the city is filled with students and young people and has numerous engaging activities going on in the city all the time.   

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

Program Website

Course Description

Edinburgh Napier University’s six schools in Business, Applied Sciences, Arts & Creative Industries, Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment, and Health & Social Care offer a wide range of professionally oriented programs designed in consultation with commerce and industry. Many programs at Edinburgh Napier allow students to integrate study and work experiences.  

The chart below reflects some of the more popular classes ISEP students have taken in the past.  Use it to help plan your own study abroad experience at Edinburgh Napier! 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 60 UK credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course is usually worth 20 UK credits.  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 





English Language & Literature 








International Marketing 


The Modern Novel 


Techniques of Score Analysis 


Art Direction 


Music Psychology 


Marketing Ethics 


Contemporary Hollywood Cinema 


Lyrics: Narratives and Prosodies 




Biological Foundations of Behavior 


Managerial Finance 


Everyday Life in 20th Century Literature & Film 




International & Intercultural Graphic Design 


Forensic Psychology 


Logistics & Supply Chain Management 


The World at War: Writing & Watching Global Conflict 


Music Industries & Entrepreneurship 


Product Design Studio 4 


Individual Differences 


Corporate Risk Management 


C21 Literature: Writing the Unfolding Present 


Music & Modernisms 1945-1990 


Design Thinking & Doing 


Brain & Cognition


For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Labor and Industrial Relations Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Engineering:

    Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Surveying Engineering

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Writing

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Film Studies Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Photography

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 19
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 20
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 19
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 22
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Students studying Journalism, Design, Music, Photography, and/or film are required to submit a portfolio with their ISEP application.

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

For information on modules (classes) available at Edinburgh Napier University, please visit their visiting students module portal. 

The module (class) choice portal has been designed to allow for easy navigation of the available modules (classes).  

• Click on a module to find a brief description of the module’s content. The page defaults to showing all modules available.   

• To narrow by major (module choice group), click on the specific group. The view will reflect only the available modules within that group or subject area (e.g. accounting or biology).  

• Be sure to click on the “General” group to view popular modules such as Scottish Culture & Society and Wine Studies.

Portfolio guidelines are available on the Website for Course Availability at the top of the page prior to choosing your modules. 

Edinburgh Napier has a flexible modular structure allowing visiting students to devise programs tailored to their own needs. Modules in most undergraduate disciplines can be combined with one another. Participants are required to carry a normal workload of three modules per semester, but should also choose two to three backup classes for their application in case some modules are not available.  

For students taking courses within the field of music, specifically instrumental courses, it will be the student's responsibility to pay any extra fees associated with these courses.  

*There is limited availability for student placements in the following fields: Journalism, Design, Music, Photography and Film. For consideration, students who wish to take classes in one of these fields while at Edinburgh Napier must:

1) Be majors in the subject at their home institution 

2) Have junior or senior level status 

3) Provide a portfolio, audition, or interview where appropriate to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge and skills. Portfolio not needed for Journalism.

4) Be willing to commit to studying all their modules at Napier per semester within that field (for example, a request to combine one design class, one business class and one Scottish studies class would likely be denied because the subjects are spread across multiple departments).

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor Edinburgh Napier can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit. 

In addition to TOEFL and IELTS, Edinburgh Napier also accepts the following Cambridge Certificates:

-Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component

-Cambridge B2 First (formerly Cambridge English First (FCE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component

-Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

Select a semester to calculate the price. Semesters are named according to host university's calendar.

Loading Semester Data...

Semester Tuition

  • Priority Admissions Deadline: {{schedule.semester.semesterTranslation.displayPriorityDeadline}}
  • Chance of Placement: {{}}
  • Application Deadline: {{schedule.applicationDeadline}}
  • Average Classes Per Week: {{schedule.semester.classesPerWeek}}
  • Average Class Hours Per Week: {{schedule.semester.hoursPerWeek}}

Required Expenses



University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} , accommodates dependents {{plan.housingPlan.url}}

Optional Expenses



University Deadline: {{child.studentDeadline | date:'longDate'}}

{{plan.housingPlan.getNumPeopleDisplay()}} {{plan.housingPlan.url}}
{{}} ,

Edinburgh Napier University



Select a Semester

Total: US$0



{{}} Options

Housing (Estimate) TBD Home University Housing Price (Included) Options

Meals (Estimate) Home University Meals Price Options

{{addonType}} US${{programScheduleCollection.selectedSchedule.selectedAddonDisplaySums[addonType]}} (Estimate) Options

ISEP Application Fee US$100

ISEP Acceptance Fee US$425


Program Deadlines
Chances of Placement: {{}}
Program added.View application
Program saved.View all
{{ programScheduleCollection.Message }}