200th AnniversaryFind out more
Heriot-Watt University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.
Join us for a programme of events and debates.
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.
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.
Go GlobalAs a global university, Heriot-Watt offers inter-campus transfers and the chance to experience our UK and Malaysia campuses.
Smart ConstructionThe Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction fosters creative collaboration between research teams, industry and UAE government within the construction sector.
New campuslearn more
Our new state-of-the-art campus in Knowledge Park is set to open its doors to students in April 2021.
The campus will include a dedicated student hub, a central student services centre, enhanced library, social learning spaces and more.
Study at our Dubai CampusWe 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.
Degree EntryOur 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.
UndergraduateOur portfolio of undergraduate programmes covers a range of management, engineering, built environment and fashion subjects.
Latest newsAll the latest exciting news from the Heriot-Watt Dubai campus.
We are ranked 35th of UK universities.The Complete University Guide 2020