The ceremonies in Summer 2020 will take place on Tuesday 7 July (6pm), Wednesday 8 July (11am) in the:

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

July 2020
School Programme/Discipline Time
Tuesday 7 July*    
Mathematical and Computer Sciences ALL 6pm
Social Sciences, Business School**  ALL 6pm
Wednesday 8 July*    
Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society ALL 11am
Engineering and Physical Sciences  ALL 11am
Textiles and Design  ALL 11am

 **Enquiries concerning Edinburgh Business School programmes/applications should be directed to


Postponement, Cancellation and Rescheduled Graduation Ceremonies

Heriot-Watt University will use its best endeavours to keep to the scheduled dates, times and venues for graduation ceremonies. However, due to circumstances outside the control of the University, ceremonies may be delayed, relocated to another venue or postponed. Please note, the schedule of ceremonies is based upon student attendance. In the unlikely event that a ceremony is over-subscribed, arrangements may be made to change the time of your ceremony.

The University also reserves the right to cancel any graduation ceremony and reception for reasons beyond its control.  Circumstances may include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, or any other incident that renders the venue unsafe to use; terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act); natural disaster; pandemic or a period of national mourning.

Where any of these circumstances occur, Heriot-Watt University is not responsible for any inconvenience, losses or costs that may be occasioned by such event. 

Outstanding debt

Please make sure you settle any outstanding debts by Thursday 14 May 2020. For further information contact the Dubai Finance Office on 00 971 44358671 or by email at

Future ceremonies 

Heriot-Watt University Winter ceremonies in Dubai will be held in November 2020