Why study at Heriot-Watt?
A distinctive institution
With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world class teaching and practical, leading edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
We're a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of our degrees with employers actively seeking out our graduates.
A highly rated student experience
Studying at Heriot-Watt you'll benefit from high quality teaching and learning, established links to potential employers, modern facilities and excellent support services.
You'll join a friendly student community on a beautiful, parkland campus with easy access to the world renown city of Edinburgh.
We pride ourselves on the student experience we offer and were ranked UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012/13 in the Sunday Times University Guide.
Your successful future
We think you'll find your time at Heriot-Watt a life-changing, intellectually challenging, career-boosting experience. Our degrees are highly regarded for their relevance to the world of work and employers actively seek out our graduates. Studying here will be a unique and special time in your life that will help you into a successful future.
Friendly campus community
At Heriot-Watt you'll find a really friendly, welcoming community on campus. It's easy to get to know people here and it's very convenient: everything is within easy reach.
We've excellent facilities, including fantastic sports amenities, while Edinburgh offers social, cultural and leisure opportunities which are second to none.
We're not just located in Edinburgh either, we have campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia.
High quality teaching & learning
Heriot-Watt provides a distinctive education. We're focused on quality, committed to teaching innovation and our programmes are highly regarded and relevant to the needs of business and industry.
You'll learn from expert teachers and world class researchers who are focused on providing you with a first rate education and preparing you for a professional career.
You'll find our dynamic international focus provides opportunities to make contacts around the world.
We have a cosmopolitan mix of students and are often referred to as Scotland's International University as one in three of our on-campus students come from outside the UK.
We've a campus in Dubai and have around 12,000 students studying Heriot-Watt programmes in their own countries.
Our first premises opens to students in Malaysia in early 2013 while our new campus is under development and will open in 2014.