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Looking to find out more about postgraduate opportunities with us? During live chats you can personally talk to student advisers, admissions staff & academics.

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Nicholas Mancini

I strongly recommend a programme at Heriot-Watt University; it has an extremely good reputation, the University is located in an amazing city, it has a huge number of international students and, finally the courses are well structured.

Nicholas Mancini, MSc Finance and Management
Vanessa Baldassari

I am confident that the programme will give me a real edge in my career as I am specialising in what I'm really interested in and my applications for jobs have already been considered successful by a few companies.

Vanessa Baldassari, MSc International Accounting and Management

Truly global

We are proud to have been named The Sunday Times Good University Guide's International University of the Year 2018. This esteemed award recognises Heriot-Watt as a truly global institution, with a unique focus on global education and research.

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We have campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, over 100 learning partners worldwide and offer online learning. Around the world, there are over 28,000 students from 123 countries studying a Heriot-Watt University degree. Our research also has a global reach, with 82% being recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are highly ranked in the UK for our proportion of international staff as well as students. Our international students and staff make our campuses diverse and fascinating communities, where everyone can learn from each other and build global careers.  

By studying at the International University of the Year, you can become a highly employable graduate and truly global citizens. 

Scholarships and funding

Each year, hundreds of students enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded Scholarships, including opportunities funded by the University’s generous Alumni community, based all over the globe.

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The University supports scholarship provision with:

  • £10m to support fees Scholarships (including £3m for rest of UK (RUK) students).
  • £1.5m to support maintenance (living cost) bursaries for RUK students.
  • £7.5m to support Scholarships and Bursary payments to home/EU/overseas students.

Heriot-Watt Scholarships for 2018/19 entry

If you plan to study on-campus in Scotland from 2018/19, you may be eligible for one of our 72 new Heriot-Watt scholarships. Successful Scholars will benefit from a fee reduction in one of three categories:

  • Heriot-Watt Distinction Scholarships – 100% reduction (for overseas applicants only)
  • Heriot-Watt Excellence Scholarships – 50% reduction (for overseas applicants only)
  • Heriot-Watt Merit Scholarships – 25% reduction (for overseas applicants), £2,000 reduction (for Home/EU/Rest of UK applicants)

The new  are open to all applicants. Applicants applying to study by Independence Distance Learning are not eligible for these scholarships.

Apply to Heriot-Watt

Have you found a degree programme that you want to study? Find out how to apply for your chosen Heriot-Watt University programme at our Edinburgh, Scottish Borders or Orkney campuses.

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Looking for extra advice on how to apply for all postgraduate taught and research programmes, including distance learning programmes? You might want to check out the specific information on the different types of programmes we offer.

Explore our world-class research

From discovery to application, our pioneering research delivers results with far reaching global impact, helping to transform society and drive the economy.

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Virtual tours

Explore our campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia with our virtual tours. Visit our specialist facilities, accommodation and other areas around the campuses.

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Our heritage

We are proud that since our foundation in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world.

Read the story of Heriot-Watt University