Useful information and links for students travelling to Malaysia, Dubai or the UK on an Inter-Campus Transfer.

Students travelling to Malaysia

International Student Guide

There is an International Student Guide with Pre-Arrival Information about visas, vaccinations, health care, what to pack, living costs, bank accounts and local customs and practice regarding clothing.

International Student Support Office (ISSO)

If you have any queries before or after you arrive in Malaysia, the International Student Support Office (ISSO) is available to help you with information and assistance. The ISSO can be reached by email (MYinternationaloffice@hw.ac.uk) or telephone (+603 8894 3888).

Visa Application Guide

We have produced an Inter-Campus Transfer Visa Check List for students transferring to Malaysia. Appendices referred to in the document are listed below:

The Malaysia immigration authority (EMGS) also has a very handy photo checker online. Students can use this software to verify if their passport photo is acceptable for a visa application.

Undergraduate tuition fees

Home/EU students studying at UK campus(es) and transferring to Malaysia should apply to their relevant funding body. Rest of UK (RUK) students will not normally be charged fees during a single year abroad.

Home/EU/RUK students applying for a second year abroad should apply to their funding body for fees. Students who cannot access funding from their funding body will normally be charged the Malaysia Campus tuition fee as per their fee status (normally the international fee rate).

Overseas students studying at the UK Campus pay the International Students' fee to the Malaysia Campus.

Dubai Campus students transferring to the Malaysia Campus pay the International fee minus a 10% discount.

Accommodation

Off-campus student accommodation options are provided in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, which is about 10-15 minute drive from the Malaysia Campus. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia directly manages its student accommodation at Kanvas SOHO while working closely with Ikhasas Group, a third party accommodation provider which manages additional accommodation options at Shaftsbury RYO Putrajaya and Shaftsbury Stellar Cyberjaya for its students. More information can be found in the Accommodation at Malaysia Campus. Inter-Campus Transfer students in Malaysia have posted a blog about the living in Cyberjaya.

If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact the Student Accommodation Unit at MYaccommodation@hw.ac.uk.

Starting at the Malaysia Campus

Find out about what will happen during your first week at the Malaysia Campus, including induction and enrolment. There is also a Student Handbook with information about the campus such as teaching spaces and campus facilities.

Semester dates

The Academic Calendar lists semester dates and other key dates for all campuses. Malaysia Campus holidays and semester dates are also listed.

Cultural awareness and travel advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides foreign travel advice for Malaysia. This includes information on local laws and customs. The FCO also provides advice for LGBT travellers. The Malaysia Campus have put together a cultural awareness document.

Exploring Malaysia

Skyscanner has articles on the top 10 best things to do in Kuala Lumpur and the best places to visit in Malaysia. TripAdvisor also has an overview of the country and a Malaysia Guide.

Student blogs

If you haven’t already, check out the blogs which have been written by students in Malaysia on an Inter-Campus Transfer.

Students travelling to Dubai

Inter-Campus Transfer Handbook

The Dubai Campus has produced a very useful Inter-Campus Transfer Guidebook for students transferring to Dubai.

Dubai Student Services Centre (DSSC)

If you have any queries before or after you arrive in Dubai, the Dubai Student Services Centre (DSSC) is available to help you with information and assistance. The DSSC can be reached by email (DubaiStudentServices@hw.ac.uk) or telephone (00 971 (0) 44358631).

Visa Office

Read our visa requirements and fees and guidance information. Staff in the Dubai Campus Visa Office can provide assistance and support about student visas. Mr Ilyas Abdul Wahab by email (I.Abdul_Wahab@hw.ac.uk) phone (00 971 4 435 8628).

Undergraduate tuition fees

Home/EU students studying at UK campus(es) and transferring to Dubai should apply to their relevant funding body. Rest of UK (RUK) students will not normally be charged fees during a single year abroad.

Home/EU/RUK students applying for a second year abroad should apply to their funding body for fees. Students who cannot access funding from their funding body will normally be charged the Dubai Campus tuition fee.

Overseas students studying at the UK Campus pay fees to the Dubai Campus.

Malaysia Campus students transferring to the Dubai Campus pay the International fee minus a 10% discount.

Accommodation

Check our student accommodation details including fees and terms and how to apply. Accommodation fees are paid upfront. Accommodation is based on-campus. Accommodation can also be provided off-campus at Etisalat Academy and Uninest. A transport service is available from the campus to the student accommodation (if required). If you have any questions about student accommodation please contact dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk or call +971 4435 8700.

Starting at the Dubai Campus

Find out about what will happen during your first week at the Dubai Campus, including induction and enrolment on the website. There is also a new student guide with information about the campus such as student services.

Semester dates

The Academic Calendar lists semester dates and key dates throughout the year for all campuses.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides foreign travel advice for the United Arab Emirates. This includes information on local laws and customs. The FCO also provides advice for LGBT travellers.

Exploring Dubai

Skyscanner has an article on ‘Top 10 things to do in Dubai: a local’s guide’. TripAdvisor also has an overview of the city and a Dubai Guide.

Student blogs

If you haven’t already, check out the student blogs.

Students travelling to the UK

Global Student Office (GSO) and Visas

The Global Student Office is based in the Student Service Centre at the Edinburgh Campus. The GSO provides advice and assistance to international students based at our UK campuses.  Information on Visas and Immigration and Living in the UK is available on the website. If you have any queries on issues such as visas, immigration and life in the UK please contact the ISAO at isao@hw.ac.uk or on +44 (0)131 451 3028.

Most Inter-Campus Transfer students will require either a Tier 4 Visa or a Short-Term Study Visa (for single-semester transfers).

The first stage of applying for a Tier 4 Visa is to complete and submit a Tier 4 CAS Evidence Request Form and to submit this to your School Office at the appropriate email address shown below.  Please note - you should not submit the form until after you have received your progression decision and a notification that your Inter-Campus Transfer can proceed.  This will normally be by early July.  Please make sure you complete the correct form according to your current Campus:

Dubai CAS Request Form

Malaysia CAS Request Form
 

School Office Contacts at UK Campus

Undergraduate tuition fees

Malaysia Campus students transferring to the UK Campus pay the International fee minus a 20% discount.

Dubai Campus students transferring to the UK Campus pay the International fee minus a 10% discount.

Accommodation

Edinburgh Campus: On-campus student accommodation may be available but there is no guarantee of an offer. If you have any questions, please contact the Edinburgh Campus On-campus Accommodation Officer at halls@hw.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 131 451 3385.  The Accommodation Office also provides advice and support for accessing off-Campus private accommodation.

Scottish Borders (Textiles & Design students): On-campus student accommodation is available. If you have any questions, please contact the Scottish Borders Accommodation Office at bordershalls@hw.ac.uk or on +44 (0)1896 892273.

Starting at the UK Campuses

Find out about what will happen during your few first weeks at the UK campuses, including induction and enrolment. There are also new students guides for Edinburgh and Scottish Borders with information about the campus such as student services.

Semester dates

The Academic Calendar lists semester dates and key dates throughout the year for all campuses.

Banking and budgeting

Read our guidance for opening a UK bank account and managing your finances while in the UK.

Exploring Scotland

Skyscanner has an article on ‘10 beautiful places to visit in Edinburgh’. TripAdvisor also has an overview of Edinburgh and a Scotland Guide.