Transnational education

‚ÄčTransnational education (TNE) gives students around the world the opportunity to study for a degree awarded by Edinburgh Napier without leaving their home country.

TNE has grown significantly over the last few years and by 2020 is predicted to be the largest mode of international education in the UK.

A report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in 2014 estimated TNE was worth £496 million in the UK. With the UK the world second largest and fastest growing market, this growth is expected to continue.

TNE coves a range of activities and services with the common element that students study in their home country for a degree course which is awarded by an institution in another.

TNE is central to our internationalisation strategy.

We deliver our degrees in collaboration with TNE partners across the world.


Guangxi University of Science and Technology

Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST) is located in Liuzhou, the second largest city and the industrial center in Guangxi, and a famous historical and cultural tourist city. Standing at a new starting point, under the guideline of scientific development, and adhering to the idea of quality, technology, and features, GXUST is striving to become an advanced comprehensive university, coordinating multiple disciplines while focusing on engineering. In five to ten years, GXUST is expected to be one of the top universities in Guangxi with distinctive regional and school running features. We collaborate with with Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST) on:

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (Honours)


Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) is committed to running an open university, to learn from others and to meet the education needs of China and the world.

The facilities are among the best in a business-oriented university in China and include almost 2 million books and multimedia conference centres.

We collaborate with YUFE on: 

  • BA Financial Services

Hong Kong


We've been offering professional degrees with the City University of Hong Kong's School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) for more than 20 years.

Since its inception in 1991, SCOPE has helped fulfill City University's role as a centre for lifelong education. SCOPE aims to provide quality continuing education for professional practice, retraining and self-development.

We collaborate with SCOPE to offer top-up degrees:


Edinburgh Napier has been in partnership with the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU Space) since 2000. HKU SPACE was established in 1992 and is committed to providing high quality continuing education programmes and lifelong learning opportunities to the community.

You can study on the following courses in a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and HKU SPACE:


California Unitec Institute of Engineering

Our newest transnational education partner, is Myanmar's leading private institute specialising in civil engineering. It is located in the heart of Yangon in Myanmar. 

We collaborate with California Unitec to deliver the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. 


PSB Academy

PSB Academy has provided high quality international education in Singapore for over 50 years.

PSB is EduTrust-certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE), in recognition of excellent standards in academic management and quality educational services.

We collaborate with PSB to deliver the following degrees:

CSM Academy International

CSM Academy is a Certified Private Education company which works with Edinburgh Napier to support students to upgrade their skills and advance in the healthcare industry.

CSM is a recognised accredited training organisation with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.

We deliver degrees in healthcare in collaboration with CSM Academy:


The Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI) was established in 1965 to provide training and academic programmes to cater for the learning needs of the workforce in Singapore. SHRI aim to be the leading authority on human resources management, knowledge and practices in Singapore.

Our Business School have collaborated with the institute to deliver top-up courses focused on human resource management:

Sri Lanka

Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology

Set up 2001, Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology (SIST) has dedicated its efforts to providing cutting edge science and technology training to students in Sri Lanka.

With excellent molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and plant tissue culture labs, students get a comprehensive practical experience to give them an advantage in their scientific career.

Our School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences deliver undergraduate degrees in biological science in collaboration with this Colombo-based university.

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