Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.


We were founded in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics institute. In 1966 we were granted University status by Royal Charter.

Study at our Dubai Campus

We offer a range of programmes at degree entry, undergraduate and postgraduate level.


A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in 150 countries and 30,000 students studying worldwide.

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Top 4%

Top 4% of universities globally.

QS World University Rankings 2016/17

Upcoming events

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Our Dubai Campus delivers benefits worth £94 million (AED 520.0 million) to the local economy

Report produced by BiGGAR Economics (2014/15)