2+2 Undergraduate Study Mode

At Heriot-Watt it is possible for students to spend the first two years of their Undergraduate programme at our Dubai Campus and then transfer to our UK campuses for the final two years. Unlike Inter-Campus Transfers within our Go Global programme, which may be subject to availability, 2+2 students are guaranteed transfer to the UK for years three and four.

Our 2+2 Undergraduate Study Mode allows you to become a global student by experiencing living and studying in two very different and interesting countries.

Eligible programmes

With the exception of Architecture, all Undergraduate programmes offered in Dubai are eligible for the 2+2 Undergraduate Study Mode.

Please see the Dubai Undergraduate prospectus for a full list of programmes.


The fees for the 2+2 Undergraduate Study Mode are:
School Dubai Campus (Year 1 and 2) Fees/Year AED* UK Campus (Years 3 and 4) Fees/Year GBP
School of Social Sciences 71,313 11,930
School of Textiles and Design 74,573 12,480
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences 85,766 14,350
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 85,766 14,350
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences 85,766 14,350

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for each programme are stated in the Dubai Undergraduate Prospectus. Students progressing to the UK also need to have the minimum IELTS entry requirement as per UK visa regulations. 

However, please note that transfers to a UK Campus are conditional upon students obtaining a relevant visa. Outstanding resit exams may result in a delay in obtaining a visa and hence delay the transfer.

How to apply

Students can apply now by emailing their interest to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk.

Find out more

For further information on our 2+2 Undergraduate Study Mode, please contact dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk.