Here you will find some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that our School Postgraduate Office receives from applicants. 

Free shuttle bus from airport

Heriot-Watt University organises a free shuttle bus service from Edinburgh Airport to our Edinburgh campus. The journey takes around 10 minutes.

The service will run Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September (ahead of Welcome Week) every hour on the hour from 09.00hrs to 22.00hrs. Please check back to this page for updates.

When you arrive at Edinburgh Airport look for the 'Universities and Colleges Scotland' welcome stand at UK arrivals. Student helpers will then direct you to the departure point for the Heriot-Watt shuttle bus.


I arrive after Welcome Week - how do I enrol?

If you will arrive after Welcome Week finishes on Friday 11th September then you must notify us here in SoSS, via e-mail, of your expected arrival date.

Email the PG Enquiries office

Once you do arrive you should report as soon as you can to SML Student Services Office (Mary Burton Building, 1. 23) during office hours (Mon to Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm) for advice on how to enrol and get going with your classes.

What is life like for international students at Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt's International Student Advisors Office (ISAO) have put together a video guide to help International Students:

Life at Heriot-Watt

Postgraduate Study