International entry requirements

Heriot-Watt University Dubai welcomes students from all over the world. Find the entry requirements for your country. These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. To find out about specific requirements for the programme you want to study, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

Africa

Nigeria

Foundation 

We require 5 subjects with minimum grades of C6 in African WAEC/NECO/WASSCE, including relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate 

Year 1 

Management, Psychology and Design  

  • We require a minimum 5 subjects with grades of B2 in African WAEC/NECO/WASSCE, including relevant subjects. 

Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science and Statistical Data Science

  • Please note that there is no Year 1 Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science and Statistical Data Science for African WAEC/NECO/WASSCE. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2 

Please note that we do not offer year 2 entry for African WAEC/NECO/WASSCE.  

Postgraduates 

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 2.5 CGPA out of 5 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 3.5 CGPA out of 5 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements 

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements. 

South Africa

Foundation 

We require a minimum of 5 subjects with grades of 4 in the National Senior Certificate, including relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate 

Year 1 

Management, Psychology and Design  

  • We require at least 5 subjects with grades of two 6s and three 5s (excluding Life Orientation) in the National Senior Certificate, including relevant subjects.  

Engineering 

  • We require at least 5 subjects with grades of two 6s and three 5s (excluding Life Orientation) in the National Senior Certificate, including grade of 6 in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science  

  • We require at least 5 subjects with grades of two 6s and three 5s (excluding Life Orientation) in the National Senior Certificate, including a grade of 6 in Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • We require at least 5 subjects with grades of three 6s and two 5s (excluding Life Orientation) in the National Senior Certificate including grade of 6 in Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require at least 5 subjects with grades of 6s (excluding Life Orientation) in the National Senior Certificate, including grade of 6 in Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2 

Please note that we do not offer year 2 entry for the National Senior Certificate.  

Postgraduates 

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 60% overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 70% overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements 

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements

Americas

United States of America

Foundation

We require a minimum of 68% overall grade in high school diploma including the relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate

Year 1

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 500 Mathematics) or ACT with a minimum score of 20 overall and in each band or 3 AP with a minimum score of 3 including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 500 Mathematics) or ACT with a minimum score of 20 overall and in each band or 3 AP with a minimum score of 3 including relevant subjects Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science 

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 500 Mathematics) or ACT with a minimum score of 20 overall and in each band or 3 AP with a minimum score of 3 including relevant subjects Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 600 Mathematics) or ACT with a minimum score of 20 overall and in each band or 3 AP with a minimum score of 3 including relevant subjects Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma (70% in Mathematics) with SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 600 Mathematics) or ACT with a minimum score of 20 overall and in each band or 3 AP with a minimum score of 3 including relevant subjects Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2 

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with 3 AP with a minimum score of 4 or 3 SAT Subjects (SAT II) with a minimum score of 500 in relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with 3 AP at grade 4 or 3 SAT Subjects (SAT II) with a minimum score of 500 each including mandatory subjects Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science (excluding Statistical Data Science)  

  • We require a minimum of 70% in high school diploma with 3 AP at grade 4 or Minimum 3 SAT Subjects (SAT II) with a minimum score of 500 each including mandatory subjects Mathematics and Computer Science. 

Please note that year 2 entry for Design Programmes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Postgraduate

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 2.4 CGPA out of 4 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 3.0 CGPA out of 4 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant degree required for your course, kindly check the entry requirements on the course page.

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Asia

India

Foundation

We require 50% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and all other state board examinations, including relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate 

Year 1 

Management and Design  

  • We require 65% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations in relevant subjects. 

Engineering 

  • We require 65% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science 

  • We require 65% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with minimum 60% in Mathematics. 

Psychology  

  • We require 70% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with relevant subjects. 

Data Science 

  • We require 65% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with 65% for Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require 75% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with 75% for Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2

Management  

  • We require 75% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations in relevant subjects. 

Engineering   

  • We require 85% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with a minimum of 80% in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science 

  • We require 85% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with a minimum of 80% in Mathematics. 

Psychology  

  • We require 80% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with relevant subjects. 

Data Science and Statistical Data Science 

  • We require 85% overall in year 12 CBSE/ICSE and other state board examinations with a minimum of 85% in Mathematics. 

Please note that year 2 entry for Design Programmes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Postgraduate

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 55% or 5.5 CGPA out of 10 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree. 
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 65% or 6.5 CGPA out of 10 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Pakistan

Foundation

We require minimum 55% in HSSC including 55% in relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate

Year 1

Management and Design  

  • We require an average of 70% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2 in relevant subjects. 

Engineering 

  • We require an average of 70% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2 including 70% in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

 Computer Science  

  • We require an average of 70% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2 including 70% in Mathematics. 

Psychology  

  • We require an average of 75% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2 in relevant subjects. 

Data Science 

  • We require an average of 70% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2, including 70% in Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require an average of 80% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2, including 80% in Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2

Management  

  • We require an average of 85% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2 in relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require an average of 85% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2, including 85% in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

 Computer Science  

  • We require an average of 85% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2, including 85% in Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • We require an average of 85% in HSSC in Part 1 and Part 2, including 85% in Mathematics. 

Please note we do not provide year 2 entry for Psychology, Statistical Data Science and Design Programmes.  

Postgraduate

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 60% overall in the relevant 4-year Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 68% overall in the relevant 4-year Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Europe

Russia

Foundation

We require minimum grades of 3 in Attestat (Аттестат) including the relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate

Year 1

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • We require minimum grades of 5s in Attestat (Аттестат), including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require minimum grades of 5s in Attestat (Аттестат), including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science (excluding Statistical Data Science) 

  • We require minimum grades of 5s in Attestat (Аттестат), including Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2 

Please note that we do not offer year 2 entry for Attestat (Аттестат).  

Postgraduate

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 70% or 3.5 CGPA out of 5 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 80% or 4.0 CGPA out of 5 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

United Kingdom

Foundation

We require a minimum of 5C's in IGCSE including the relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate

Year 1

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • We require a minimum of CCD in Advanced Level including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require a minimum CCC in Advanced Level including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science 

  • We require a minimum CCC in Advanced Level including Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • We require a minimum BCC in Advanced Level including Mathematics.   

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require a minimum ABB in Advanced Level including Mathematics.     

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • We require a minimum of CCC in Advanced Level including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • We require a minimum BBC in Advanced Level including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry. 

Computer Science 

  • We require a minimum BBC in Advanced Level including Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • We require a minimum ABC in Advanced Level including Mathematics.   

Statistical Data Science 

  • We require a minimum AAB in Advanced Level including Mathematics.     

Please note that year 2 entry for Design Programmes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Postgraduate

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) award in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) award in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Foundation

We require a minimum of 68% overall grade in High School Diploma (Tawjihiya), including relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Undergraduate

Year 1

Management, Psychology and Design  

  • We require an average of a minimum of 80% in High School Diploma (Tawjihiya) or 75% in Elite/Advance, in relevant subjects and EMSAT – 1400 English + 700 Math.  

Engineering 

  • We require an average of a minimum of 80% in High School Diploma High School Diploma (Tawjihiya) or 75% in Elite/Advance, including 80% in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry and EMSAT – 1400 English + 1200 Math + 1100 Physics/Chemistry. 

 Computer Science  

  • We require an average of a minimum of 80% in High School Diploma (Tawjihiya) or 75% in Elite/Advance, in relevant subjects and EMSAT – 1400 English + 1200 Math. 

Data Science 

  • We require an average of a minimum of 85% in High School Diploma (Tawjihiya) or 80% in Elite/Advance, in relevant subjects and EMSAT – 1400 English + 1200 Math. 

Please note that there is no Statistical Data Science, Year 1 entry for Tawjihiya.  

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice. 

Year 2 

Please note that we do not offer year 2 entry for Tawjihiya.  

Postgraduates 

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent with 80% or 2.8 CGPA out of 4 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree. 
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent with 85% or 3.0 CGPA out of 4 overall in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements.

Oceania

Australia

Foundation 

We require a minimum of overall average 70% in Year 12 certificate or equivalent including the relevant subjects. To find out more about the relevant subjects required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page.  

Undergraduate 

Year 1 

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 70% and Year 12 certificate overall average 70% or equivalent including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 75% and Year 12 certificate overall average 70% or equivalent including 65% in Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry. 

Computer Science  

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 75% and Year 12 certificate overall average 70% or equivalent including 65% in Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 80% and Year 12 certificate overall average 75% or equivalent including 70% in Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 85% and Year 12 certificate overall average 80% or equivalent including 75% in Mathematics. 

If you are interested in studying with us but do not meet the entry requirements for degree programmes, we suggest that you consider taking a relevant Foundation Programme. Upon completion, you will be eligible to progress to an eligible undergraduate programme of your choice.  

Year 2 

Management, Design and Psychology 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 80% and Year 12 certificate overall average 75% or equivalent including relevant subjects. 

Engineering  

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 85% and Year 12 certificate overall average 80% or equivalent including 75% in Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry. 

Computer Science  

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 85% and Year 12 certificate overall average 80% or equivalent including 75% in Mathematics. 

Data Science 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 90% and Year 12 certificate overall average 85% or equivalent including 80% in Mathematics. 

Statistical Data Science 

  • Achieving minimum ATAR at 95% and Year 12 certificate overall average 90% or equivalent including 85% in Mathematics. 

Please note that year 2 entry for Design Programmes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For more information kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

Postgraduates 

  • For most subjects we require Second Class Lower (2:2) equivalent in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • For Robotics and Global Sustainability Engineering we require Second Class Upper (2:1) equivalent in the relevant Undergraduate Degree.
  • To find out more about the relevant Degree required for your programme, kindly check the entry requirements on the programme page. 

English language requirements 

As our degrees are taught and assessed in English, applicants must be able to prove their level of English language ability. To know more, please refer to our English language requirements