Heriot-Watt University will be holding both Summer and Winter graduation ceremonies in Dubai.  The ceremonies in Summer 2018 will be take place in the:

Al Ras Ballroom
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City
PO Box 45777

Extra guest tickets

Extra tickets may be available for some ceremonies on a first come first serve basis.  Once capacity is reached, we will update the table below to Ceremony Full - No Extra Tickets Available and no further tickets can be purchased.

Following the application deadline date of 31 May 2018, only those who have applied to graduate prior to the deadline date are permitted to order extra tickets (if available). 

*only applies to students who applied before the deadline date of 31 May 2018.  No late applications will be accepted.

Dubai graduation ceremonies

Dubai July 2018
School Discipline Time

Extra Guest Ticket Availability (per student)*

Tuesday 3 July 2018      
School of Social Sciences All 6pm Available
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences All 6pm Available
Edinburgh Business School All 6pm Available
Wednesday 4 July 2018      
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society All 11am Available
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences All 11am Available
School of Textiles and Design All 11am Available

NOTE: Once capacity is reached, there will be no further guest tickets will be available.

How to order extra tickets

Extra tickets (subject to availability) can be purchased on a first come first, serve basis from the Student Service Centre.  Please call/visit your local Student Service Centre after we update the table above.


Online applications are now open and will close on 31 May 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Please log in to Student Self Service.


Students can apply to graduate before they receive their final results. However, please ensure that you are eligible to graduate by checking your results online. If you do not receive an award decision permitting you to graduate you will not be able to attend the ceremony, or graduate in absentia, at the Summer graduation ceremony even if you have applied to do so.

Outstanding debt

Please make sure you settle any outstanding debts by 25 May 2018. For further information contact the Dubai Finance Office on 00 971 44358671 or by email at dubai-finance@hw.ac.uk.

Guest tickets

You must indicate how many guest tickets you require on the online graduation application.  Guest tickets will be capped at a maximum number, please see online applications for further information. Guest tickets will not be posted out but will be available to collect from the venue on the day of the ceremony. It will not be possible to purchase additional guest tickets at the ceremony. Tickets entitle guests to attend the ceremony and the reception afterwards.


Children are welcome to attend, however you should note that graduation ceremonies may not be suitable for very young children. Your party may be asked to sit at the end of an aisle or near an exit so that the child can be taken outside should they become restless. Children under 5 are not required to pay for a guest ticket, however if they require their own seat, a ticket must be requested for them. Please note that pushchairs are not permitted inside the auditorium.

Gown hire

An academic robe and hood must be obtained from Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd and is a requirement if you wish to attend the ceremony. All gown hire arrangements and payments must be made directly with Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd.

Students should be advised that they choose 'Heriot Watt Dubai Campus' from the institution list


Graduation is an exciting and memorable time for both you and your family. To mark the occasion, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus has arranged for a photography studio to be present at your Graduation Ceremony to provide you with lasting memories of this special day.  Further information will be available in due course.

On the day

Order of Events: