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Edinburgh Napier University West African Scholarships in the UK for 2023/2024

Edinburgh Napier University is now accepting applications for its partially funded West African Scholarships.

About Edinburgh Napier University and the Scholarship

West African Scholarships of £2,000 are offered by Edinburgh Napier University to self-supporting African citizens beginning their studies there in September 2023 or January 2024.

Edinburgh Napier University is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Napier Dhùn ideann). The university’s forerunner, Napier Technical College, was established in 1964 and was named after Scottish mathematician and philosopher John Napier, who lived in the 16th century. In 1992, Lord Douglas-Hamilton officially established the technical institution Napier University. The university’s name was changed to Edinburgh Napier University in 2009.


The university is centered on its Merchiston, Craiglockhart, and Sighthill campuses, which make up the city of Edinburgh. It has more than 19,500 students, including those enrolled in transnational programs and attending campuses in Scotland, other countries, and online. In 2018, more than 140 countries represented by around 9,500 foreign and EU students were enrolled. Among the courses offered at Edinburgh Napier are engineering, computer science, nursing and midwifery, science, business, wood engineering, and transport studies. It provides a variety of art courses, such as those in acting, publishing, music, and product design.

Edinburgh Napier University is a nationally and globally recognized organization that has twice received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (in 2009 and 2015) for its work in sustainable architecture, wood science, and timber engineering. A ScreenSkills-approved training institution is Screen Academy Scotland, a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art (eca). Dame Judi Dench and Brian Cox serve as the academy’s patrons, while Tilda Swinton serves as an ambassador. 

The Times World University Rankings place Edinburgh Napier between positions 401 and 500. Additionally, it receives five stars in the QS Stars global university rankings for teaching, internationalization, and employability. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide ranked Edinburgh Napier as the finest modern university in Scotland, while the 2020 National Student Survey ranked Edinburgh Napier as the greatest institution for student satisfaction in Edinburgh. According to The Guardian College Guide 2017, the college was ranked top in the UK for providing value to students. This grade is calculated by tracking students from their enrollment through their graduation and contrasting their final degree award with their entry-level credentials.

The three locations where Edinburgh Napier offers student housing are Bainfield near Fountainbridge (opened in 2014), Slateford Road (launched in 2015), and Orwell Terrace (opened in 2016). Students seeking private-sector housing at Edinburgh Napier can also get support from the school.

Details about West African Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Edinburgh Napier University

Scholarship Value: Varies

Number of awards: The number of scholarships is limited

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Edinburgh Napier University

Eligibility Criteria for West African Scholarships

Applicants must be one of the following to qualify for West African Scholarships:

  • African nationality at the time of application. Please get in touch with the institution directly to discuss eligibility if you are applying from a different nation in this region.
  • paying your education
  • Receiving a study offer for a bachelor’s or master’s program beginning in September 2023 or January 2024

You are ineligible if you have reduced tuition costs from a partner university or are the beneficiary of another scholarship.

Application Procedure for West African Scholarships

Once you have paid your £5000 deposit toward your tuition expenses, you will instantly be awarded West African Scholarships. Because there are a certain amount of scholarships available, they are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered, send an email to after making your deposit.

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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