Why choose Heriot-Watt?


Top UK Ranking

Ranked 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020) and Top 40 in the UK out of 132 universities (The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)


Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way.
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Postgraduate Centre

Our £7M Postgraduate Centre provides a hub that combines facilities for training, outreach, and social interaction with other postgraduate students from across the University.

Sports Performance Centre

Our purpose-built sports facility will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete, making our Edinburgh Campus a vibrant place of high-level sport.


Scholarships and funding

We know that financing your studies is an important consideration which is why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that you do not need to repay.

Scholarships are awarded for academic merit and personal achievement, while our bursaries are based on income, background and personal circumstances. We disburse £19 million a year in fee and stipend scholarships to individuals who qualify.

Find out more about financial support and tuition fees.

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£19 million worth of scholarships and bursaries


100s of students supported

Heriot-Watt supports students from the UK and overseas, with a generous suite of scholarships and bursaries.


100% Fee Reduction Scholarship

Available to eligible postgraduate students.

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72 brand new Heriot-Watt scholarships launched in 2017


Apply to Heriot-Watt

How to apply

Have you found a degree programme that you want to study? You can apply for all postgraduate programmes using our online application form.

Have your supporting documents to hand.

Download our prospectus