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

The International Programmes team works closely with academic colleagues to support the development and delivery of transnational education (TNE) programmes in collaboration with partners around the world. Our most established partnerships in Hong Kong date back over 40 years and we now have around 3,000 students studying our degrees overseas.

We provide support and advice on the development of new TNE programmes, as well as providing full administrative support for all current TNE programmes.

TNE is central to our internationalisation strategy, and we have ambitions to establish new partnerships in different regions of the globe. Our partnerships allow students the opportunity to study an Edinburgh Napier degree closer to home, and still be part of the Edinburgh Napier University experience.


Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST)

GXUT is located in Liuzhou, an important industrial city in Guangxi province, Southwest China. The university was established in 1958 and now has over 27,000 full-time students located across 3 campuses. Our collaboration with GXUST dates back to 2014 and we now have a Ministry of Education approved Joint Education Programme (JEP) in Mechanical Engineering which started in 2015. Students study the degree entirely in China and graduate with both an Edinburgh Napier and GXUST degree:

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE)

YUFE is located in Kunming city in Southwest China. It was established in 1951 and is now a multi-disciplinary university with specialisms in economics, management and finance. Our partnership with YUFE dates back to 2012. We have a successful Ministry of Education approved Joint Education Programme (JEP) which is taught fully in China and allows students to graduate with both an Edinburgh Napier and YUFE degree.

Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong's School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)

We've been offering professional degrees with SCOPE for more than 20 years.

Established in 1991, the School of Continuing and Professional Education (CityU SCOPE) is an extension of the City University of Hong Kong. It has been the destination of choice for thousands of students keen to develop their careers. SCOPE has helped fulfill City University's role as a centre for lifelong education. 

CityU SCOPE’s range of quality programmes for professional practice, retraining and self-development anticipate and respond to the needs of employees and employers, keeping pace with changing technologies and social needs.

We collaborate with SCOPE to offer top-up degrees:

University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

The HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) was formally established in October 1992 as the direct successor to its predecessor, the Department of Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) of the University of Hong Kong.

Edinburgh Napier has been in partnership with the HKU Space since 2000.  This relationship has grown further since 2000, with the first students receiving awards in the areas of Marketing and Administrative and Information Management in 2002 and in Financial Services in 2004.

HKU SPACE has become a centre of excellence through the provision of professional and continuing education serving Hong Kong, China Mainland and the region.
You can study on the following courses in a collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and HKU SPACE:

 BSc (Hons) Biological Science
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
BA (Hons) International Festival and Event Management Part Time
BA Communication Advertising and Public Relations Full Time
BA Communication Advertising and Public Relations Part Time
MSc Biomedical Science
• MSc Marketing
MSc Marketing with Festival and Event Management
MSc Marketing with Digital Strategy 
MSc Business Management (Leadership and Innovation)

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. HKBU prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students.  Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence.

In collaboration with the School of Continuing Education (SCE) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), offers a 1-year part-time "Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management with Organisational Psychology" programme. 


California Unitec Institute of Engineering

California Unitec (Institute of Engineering) is Myanmar’s leading private Institute specialising in Civil Engineering. It was founded in early 2013 and is located in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar. It is in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University.

We collaborate with California Unitec to deliver:

Info Myanmar University (IMU)

IMU is one of Myanmar's leading private institutes specialising in computing and is experienced in running both college and industrially certified courses. It is located in the university district of Yangon in Myanmar. 

We collaborate with IMU to deliver: 


PSB Academy

PSB is one of Singapore’s leading private education institutions and has provided high quality international education in Singapore and produced industry-ready graduates 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:

Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI)

SHRI was established in 1965 to provide training and academic programmes to cater for the learning needs of the workforce in Singapore. The institute aims to be the leading authority on human resources management, knowledge and practices in Singapore.

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

Management Development Institute of Singapore

MDIS was founded in 1956 and is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS is EduTrust certified by the Council for Prive Education (CPE), in recognition of excellent standards in academic management and quality educational services.

We deliver a degree in Nursing in collaboration with MDIS which is approved by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

Sri Lanka

Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology (SIST)

Set up in 2001, 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 Applied Sciences delivers undergraduate degrees in biological science in collaboration with this Colombo-based institution.


Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (HTMi) Switzerland

HTMI is a private hotel school located in Canton Luzerne, Switzerland. Established in 1992, HTMi specialises in hospitality and event management programmes. The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management provides high-quality education, training and work internships to all students.
Since 2011, Edinburgh Napier has been in partnership with HTMi to provide:

MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Van Lang University

Van Lang University (VLU) was established in 1995 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Now a multidisciplinary university with 14 graduate programmes and 61 full time undergraduate programmes, with more than 40,000 students across its 3 campuses. In addition, VLU is currently building an R&D zone for scientific research, technology transfer and training in Hanoi. 

Through our collaborative Articulation Programme, students studying in the special cohort of the BEng Civil Engineering programme at Van Lang University can come to Edinburgh Napier University to complete the 3rd and 4th years of the programme, graduating with an Edinburgh Napier University degree.