Academic English

As an international student studying in the UK, you can benefit from Heriot-Watt's comprehensive English language programmes, which will support you in developing and improving both your English language and your academic study skills before embarking on your degree programme.

Our English language programmes are aimed at:

  • students with an unconditional offer for a degree programme who need a short, intensive English course to improve their language skills
  • students with a conditional offer for a degree programme and whose English language skills are just below the required level
  • students who need to complete a longer period of English language study before beginning their degree.

Programmes are tailored to the needs of international students and will help you develop your English to a good enough level to begin your degree studies. As long as you have attended all the classes and passed all your assessments, you will progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at Heriot-Watt University.