To apply to our Postgraduate Admissions Office, complete the online form or print and post a paper form. You will be asked to supply various documents including a copy of your degree certificate and relevant transcripts, proof of your ability in the English language if this is not your mother tongue, proof of how your tuition fee and personal maintenance costs are to be met, and two academic references.
An on-campus student must complete the requirements for registration at the beginning of each academic year. Fees are payable at Registration. The full schedule of fees and a guide to likely living costs is available from Academic Registry. All fees are payable in advance.
At Heriot-Watt University we recognise that teaching and research are synergistic and that high quality postgraduate teaching must always be informed by professional experience and research activity. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Graduate School unites the activities of advanced research training, postgraduate teaching and continuing professional development. The Graduate School actively supports students, operating an open door policy at the School Office, and providing an extensive virtual learning environment.
Heriot-Watt's Â£7m Postgraduate Centre, designed to provide a state of the art facility for postgraduates across the University is now complete. With a 1,500 strong community of postgraduate students from 100 countries at Heriot-Watt, opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural interaction. The Centre brings together postgraduates from all areas, encouraging a multi disciplinary approach key to the University's Focus on the Future strategy. The new Postgraduate Centre provides high tech video conferencing facilities to allow postgraduate students to take part in multi-site lectures, tutorials and research meetings, as well as enhancing communication between the Heriot-Watt campuses.
Advice on entry requirements for taught and research programmes, guidance for completing and submitting an online or printed application form, and the acknowledgement and responses you can expect are explained here. If you receive an offer from us, please respond promptly. Information on registering as a student will be sent to you.
You may be eligible for intermediate awards such as a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma when you have obtained sufficient credits as you progress through your course. Intermediate Certificates are not issued automatically but are available on application and payment of a fee of Â£40. Please refer to our guidance for students to see if you are eligible.
You can apply for all postgraduate programmes (except Edinburgh Business School programmes) using our online application form. You must create an account to use the online application form. You don't have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.
Heriot-Watt University offers a welcoming approach and a superb environment for postgraduate study and top-level research. Our web prospectus can guide you through our full taught course and research options with details of fees and financial support options and scholarships. You can complete your application online or print out a form to complete with the help of our guidance notes.
The Postgraduate Studies Committee exists to develop and promote a co-ordinated approach to quality enhancement of postgraduate taught and research programmes. The Committee considers matters pertaining to the admission, registration, supervision, monitoring and examination of postgraduate research students and candidates for higher degrees as well as other duties.