Our global reach
We believe our outlook and approach brings another dimension to your degree.
Heriot-Watt is recognised for its experience and ground breaking achievements on global issues. We have an international presence and highly developed networks with major organisations around the world.
We are focused on providing an all-embracing education and our distinctive brand of learning and teaching aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for a far reaching career.
Our diverse campus community and our partnerships around the world reflect our commitment to providing global access for all to a high quality learning experience.
You'll meet a wide range of people at Heriot-Watt and gain opportunities to make contacts around the world.
World renowned expertise
We have an established reputation for leading thinking and expertise in global issues such as, energy, environment and climate change, the life-physical sciences interface, risk and modelling, and infrastructure and transport.
We intend to further extend our global reach through continuing development of high quality, international learning, teaching and research activities. Our vision is to become a world-leading university educating the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
Scotland's international university
Learning partners around the globe
We have an unsurpassed international in-country presence, delivering degree programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world. We do this through distance learning programmes with our innovative Approved Learning Partner network, which comprises 50 institutions in 30 countries.
Heriot-Watt was the first UK university to create an overseas campus in the Dubai International Academic City. Here we educate students from all over the Gulf and beyond, providing a range of programmes specifically tailored to match the demands of the UAE's employment market.
Our Dubai Campus provides a stimulating but supportive, fully equipped, learning environment to over 2,500 students, and this number is growing year on year.
A new Dubai Campus was opened in September 2011 as part of a £35m (AED200m) development, which extended the campus to accommodate a further 3,000 students and significantly extend the programmes available.
Students from around the world
We have the largest international student cohort in Scotland with about one third of our students coming from countries outside the UK. The 2009 Sunday Times University Guide ranked us in 7th place for the number of students studying with us who are from other EU and non-EU countries.
We aim to look after all of our students to a very high standard and in 2008 we were shortlisted for ‘Outstanding support for overseas students' in the Times Higher Education Awards.