We are delighted that you have chosen to study with Heriot-Watt. We are an exciting and distinctive global University with a rich heritage and reputation as a leading research-led provider of education around the world.

As one of the most progressive and international institutions, we are confident that you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically, during your time studying with us.

Our learning environment offers the very best in terms of study programmes that apply knowledge to real world challenges, together with the latest learning technologies, and outstanding support and facilities.

We are keen to make your time studying with the University as happy and rewarding as possible and to enable you to get the most out of your studies with us. There is no doubt that this experience can provide you with an opportunity for transformational change.

We hope you will thoroughly enjoy the experience of being a Heriot-Watt student and we look forward to you beginning your studies with us.


At the beginning of each academic year, all students are required to enrol with the University.

Enrolment is the process through which you check and update your personal details and agree to the University's terms and conditions. This is a statutory requirement for all universities based in the UK.

The enrolment process is done online and includes confirmation of:

  • personal and statistical information
  • contact details
  • programme details
  • contact information for enquiries regarding tuition fees
  • acceptance of the University terms and conditions

If you have any questions about enrolling at Heriot-Watt University, please contact Academic Registry, who will be very happy to help.

Who should enrol?

If you are studying a Heriot-Watt University programme through another institute (such as an Approved Learning Partner), you will need to complete the online enrolment but you should contact your local institution in the first instance.

If you are studying independently (distance learning) you should complete the online enrolment unless otherwise instructed.

Online enrolment

You can enrol online from 8 August

You must be enrolled before you can access online tools for study such as Vision.

To enrol online you will need the following log-in details:

  • Heriot-Watt University Person ID (found on any recent correspondence)
  • your date of birth (PIN number)

Student card

If you are studying through an Approved Learning Partner they will send us your photo then we will send your card to them to distribute.

If you are studying independently you will be sent your student card if you upload a photograph during online enrolment. If you do not upload a photograph you can email one to studentcentre@hw.ac.uk as a jpeg, pjpeg, gif, png or x-png file. Please make sure you provide your person ID and contact details in the email.

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