International students

As a new international student at Heriot-Watt University, you'll be joining one of the largest international student cohorts at a Scottish university.

Our International Student Advisors Office, based at the Edinburgh Campus, is here to help you with your preparation for coming to study and live in the UK. We are a small dedicated team that provides both advice and assistance on a range of subjects, including immigration advice, tuition fee enquiries, and general guidance on living and studying in the UK (council tax, bank accounts, healthcare etc).

Orientation events for international students

We have an exciting programme of orientation events designed to help you settle into your new life by showing you how to you find your way about the campus and the city. From the International Student Welcome and Information Fair, to presentations on adapting to Study in the UK and guidance on opening a UK bank account, the Orientation Programme is likely to be of interest to you.


To help you prepare, you should read the information below and visit the International Student Advisors' Office website which tells you everything you need to know before you arrive in the UK.