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Student life at Heriot-Watt

We pride ourself on being an international university; international students make up about one third of our student population. Each year we welcome small numbers of students from Hong Kong to our Scottish Campuses, mostly for undergraduate study.

Popular programmes

Previous students from Hong Kong have studied:

Student societies

Heriot-Watt students are able to join in with over 50 student societies through which they can participate in different activities from academic societies through sports and interest groups such as drama and music among other things.

Entry requirements

These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Please contact us or the School's admissions tutor to find out the actual requirements for the programme you want to study.

For more details on our application process, get help with your application.


  • HKDSE - with 3 in core subjects and 4 in compulsory subjects. Mathematics at 4 for Science & Engineering pathway.


  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, level 3 or above.
  • Some programmes may be higher and may have specific subject requirements, e.g. Maths and Physics for Engineering programmes.


  • A 4 year bachelors degree in a relevant subject with 60% or above.

English language requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply to one of our , which are specifically designed to prepare you with the language and study skills needed for academic study.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are listed alongside each programme in the online prospectuses.

Tuition fees are higher for international students. If you are unsure what your residency status is, you can complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess whether you have a relevant connection to the UK that might positively influence your fee status.

Learn more about applying for student support in Scotland.

Scholarships & bursaries

At Heriot-Watt we believe that a university education is an investment in your future. That is why we offer a generous package of scholarships to encourage and support well qualified, ambitious students to come and study with us. See the full list of scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for.

The following scholarships are available to all international students who choose to study at Heriot-Watt:

Our representatives in Hong Kong

We work with approved representatives in Hong Kong who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme.Find your nearest representative.

Visa & immigration information

Please see our International Student Advisors Office (ISAO) website for information and guidance on: