Edinburgh | Universities


With a packed cultural calendar and a great nightlife, it’s no wonder that students from all over the world flock to Edinburgh. Whether you’re exploring places to study or celebrating a graduation, find out everything you need to know in our guide to the city’s universities.

University of Edinburgh

The sixth oldest university in the English speaking world, Edinburgh has a student life to match its history and reputation. Its beautiful listed buildings have produced graduates who have influenced world history, from novelists to prime ministers. Sitting in the heart of the Old Town, the campus puts you in the heart of the action ready to explore everything in the city.

Heriot-Watt University

Located on the edge of the city, Heriot-Watt stands out with strong connections to business and industry and a strong student community feel. The university’s campus provides plenty of space to study, relax and explore. Check out its state of the art, sporting facilities which are used by lots of Scotland’s athletes, including the national football and rugby squads.

Napier University, Edinburgh

Napier University

Made up of three smaller sites on the west of the city, student life at Napier University is as varied as the courses it offers. The Sighthill campus serves over 5,000 students of science, health and social care, while engineering, computing and creative industries students are based at Merchiston. Home to the Business School is the Craiglockhart campus.

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