International students

Heriot-Watt is one of the most culturally diverse centres of study in the UK.

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world, and ours is the largest international student cohort of any Scottish University.

We also have an unsurpassed international in-country presence, delivering degree programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world.

  • About one third of the 7,800 students on our UK campuses are from countries outside the UK, bringing a real international flavour to our community.

  • Our campus in Dubai International Academic City brings high quality UK education within easy reach of students in the Gulf and beyond.

  • Our Malaysia campus is based in the modern city of Putrajaya which offers a great place to study and further your career goals

  • Our flexible study options allow you to gain a Heriot-Watt University qualification either by independent distance learning or through one of our Approved Learning Partners