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Student life

At Heriot-Watt you will join a friendly, close-knit community and experience the highest quality teaching and learning

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Student life

It's a big decision to go to university and being a student is about more than furthering your education. It's a pivotal time in your life and you'll want to make the most of it.

Heriot-Watt offers a great student experience from the quality of our degrees and learning opportunities, to our campus environments, range of facilities and social scene.

You'll meet others who share your interests and people from all over the world, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends. And we'll support you all the way, through a range of services and facilities that will ensure you can make the best of your time as a student.

Why study at Heriot-Watt?

We're a vibrant, forward-looking university with an established reputation for world class teaching and career relevant education. Coupled with our practical, leading edge research we're one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

Campus life

We think you'll find student life at Heriot-Watt stimulating, interesting and full of new opportunities. You'll enjoy a great student experience whether you study at our Edinburgh, Galashiels, Orkney, Dubai or Malaysia campus.

International students

Join Scotland's most international university: about one third of our students come from countries outside the UK, and a further 11,800 are currently studying our programmes in 150 countries around the world.