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  • Locations: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Acting/Performance Art, Business, Business Administration, Communication, Environmental Studies, Health Science, Humanities, Journalism, Management, Political Science, Sciences, Sustainability Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Arts + Sciences (Napier)


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Program Overview

Do you want to study abroad in one of the greenest and most architecturally beautiful cities in Europe? Now’s your chance! Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, the Arts + Sciences program offers you the opportunity to make Scotland’s enchanting capital, Edinburgh, your home away from home.  

When class is in session, you’ll take courses (in English) across five different schools – Business, Arts and Creative Industries, Computing, Science, and Healthcare – at CIEE’s renowned partner institution, Edinburgh Napier University (Napier). Napier is an internationally recognized award-winning school that prides itself on successfully integrating study abroad students into its campus.  

Unique Experiences


“Athens of the North”


with CIEE to participate in various cultural and social activities


and discover why this institution is recognized internationally as award-winning for Higher and Further Education

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Excursions & Activities

  • Go on a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle, located on Castle Rock; Edinburgh Castle was built on volcanic soil and has served as a royal palace and garrison castle for centuries 
  • Go on a walking tour of Old Town & The Royal Mile where most of Edinburgh’s attractions can be found; the Royal Mile is the main street consisting of the smaller streets: Castlehill, Cannongate, Lawnmarket, and High Street 
  • Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a monastery founded by King David I in the 12th century at the lower part of the Royal Mile, which was expanded to become the main residence of the Scottish monarchs 
  • Visit Edinburgh's Calton Hill; the hill is a hundred meters above sea level and gives you a beautiful view over Edinburgh and The Firth of Forth; Edinburgh's Calton Hill is home to a number of well-known Scottish monuments constructed in a classical style, making the hill known as the “Athens of the North” 
  • Visit the National Museum of Scotland, which has an extensive collection of Scottish antiquities, culture, science, technology, history, and natural history 

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Scottish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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