Edinburgh Napier is a modern and vibrant university that enrolls approximately 18,000 students. The traditional four-year Scottish degree structure offers more flexibility in choosing classes than at universities in the rest of the UK. The university is renowned for its friendly environment and offers excellent support services for international students, including airport meet
and greet, first week activities and an International Students’ Club.
Edinburgh Napier University is located in Edinburgh - Scotland's capital and one of the UK’s most student-friendly cities.Edinburgh is a city that blends the ancient with the modern. Cobbled streets and medieval backdrops merge with new developments like the Parliament Building.If you prefer open spaces, around 50% of Edinburgh is parkland. The city is home to around 100,000
students. Four universities
and three colleges in the city make it a
hub of student activity and the base of new experiences. From art galleries to hip-hop clubs, from the beaches to the castles and from your local chip shop to flamboyant tapas restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice.
Edinburgh is home to the annual Edinburgh Festival (a world renowned month-long
celebration of arts and performances), the Film Festival, the Military Tattoo and is the seat of Scottish Parliament. The city's various comedy clubs and over 50
cinema screens showing everything from European Film Noir to
the latest blockbusters are also popular. The Scottish Ballet and Scottish
Opera are frequent visitors and music lovers will be able
to choose from a huge range of events from classical concerts
to big name bands. A wide range of the public galleries and
museums offer free entry to many of the collections.
Academic information: Students can take classes at levels 7-10. 15-16 U.S. credits (60 SCOTCAT credits) per semester. Edinburgh Napier University is accredited by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). TU students may receive Honors College credit for their study abroad experience.
Costs (per semester):* Fall 2013: $11,690 Spring 2014: $11,690
Program cost includes academic credit, fees housing, and health insurance. Students will be billed by Towson University. Additional costs include airfare, meals, visa and passport fees, personal expenses, and a $300 study abroad fee. Students pay the host institution directly for housing.
*The Towson University Study Abroad Office reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.
Eligibility: Must be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student with an overall GPA of 2.5. Sophomore/Junior/Senior status. Students wishing to take Music, Film, or Photography classes must also submit a portfolio
of their work.
Application Process: Fill out the application and submit it to the TU Study Abroad Office. $50 application fee. Non-TU students must also submit a completed Non-Degree Enrollment Application.
"Study abroad is a great leaning experience; not just for your educational goals, but for finding out who you really are. It may be the only chance you ever have to explore another country and get immersed in their culture the way no tourist ever could."