Visiting students

Our Visiting Student Programme is ideal if you are a student from outside Europe who would like to spend one or two semesters in Scotland earning credits to transfer back to your home institution.

You'll find Heriot-Watt University an incredibly welcoming and friendly place to visit. You'll study alongside our UK-based European students and our international students from all around the word who make up our culturally diverse student cohort.

We have a strong reputation in science, engineering, management, languages and design. If you'd like to make the most of your time in Scotland, you could choose our combined studies programme, which offers cultural enrichment courses in British Culture and Society, Scottish Studies, Scottish Distilleries and Kilt Design.

Heriot-Watt is an incredibly popular university with international students. We offer a truly exciting study abroad experience in the heart of Scotland.

As a visiting student, you can choose to study a combination of courses from across any of our six academic Schools.

Interested in spending part of your studies with us? Find out what you need to consider before enrolling on our Visiting Student Programme.