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.
Find out more about us at Open Days. Visit our campus, see our facilities, speak to academics about programmes and meet current students.
Why choose us?
We were the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City, offering top quality British education to people from the Gulf area.
Early application discount
You may be eligible for a scholarship, bursary or discount to study at our Dubai campus. We are currently offering a 5,000 AED Early Application Discount.
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.
Our one-year Degree Entry (Foundation) Programmes are tailored to the Bachelor degrees that we teach, giving you a pathway into the first year of our degrees.
Our portfolio of undergraduate programmes covers a range of management, engineering, built environment and fashion subjects.
All the latest exciting news from the Heriot-Watt Dubai campus.
Top 4% of universities globally.QS World University Rankings 2016/17
Heriot-Watt Dubai signs MoU with Dubai Electronic Security Center
Heriot Watt Dubai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Electronic Security Center.
University shortlisted for THE Leadership and Management Award
Heriot-Watt University has been shortlisted in the Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.
Find out what is coming up at the Dubai Campus.
Our Dubai Campus delivers benefits worth £94 million (AED 520.0 million) to the local economyReport produced by BiGGAR Economics (2014/15)