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The English for Academic Purposes (EAP)​ team offers pre-sessional English courses, free in-sessional support and short courses/summer schools.  

Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional English courses are designed to improve prospective students’ English language skills, and prepare them for UK academic culture and life in Edinburgh.

We do this by offering a range of courses including short four-, six- and eight-week pre-sessional programmes, and eight- and twelve-month long English courses. We also run a number of in-country pre-sessional courses at our partner universities in China.


In-sessional English Support

In-session support is designed for international students at Edinburgh Napier University whose first Language is not English to gain help with Academic English and to become more familiar with the expectations of the UK educational system.

We do this by offering a range of free, drop-in workshops across three campuses:

  • Academic writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Tutorial skills
  • One-to-one help sessions (booking required)

Short Courses/Summer School

We also help schools organise credit- and non-credit-bearing short courses and summer schools tailored to suit different needs and requirements, for example to:

  • Respond to an overseas organisation’s request
  • Engage in international student activities
  • Enhance relationships with existing partners
  • Increase student numbers enrolled on a programme (intensive, credit-bearing courses)


If you would like to find out more, please contact Leo Woods on l.woods@napier.ac.uk /4459 or April Tsai on a.tsai@napier.ac.uk /4445.