Heriot-Watt University will be holding both Summer and Winter graduation ceremonies in Dubai.  The ceremonies in Winter 2018 will be take place on Monday 26 November (6pm) and Tuesday 27 November (11am & 6pm) in the:

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

Dubai 2018
School Discipline Time
Monday 26 November*    
Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society ALL 6pm
Engineering & Physical Sciences ALL 6pm
Tuesday 27 November*    
Mathematical & Computer Sciences ALL 11am
Social Sciences ALL except C1 (Management) 11am
Textiles & Design ALL 11am
Social Sciences C1 (Management) only 6pm
Centre for Academic Leadership & Development PGCAP 6pm
Edinburgh Business School** ALL 6pm

**enquiries concerning the Edinburgh Business School ceremony should be directed to graduation@ebs.hw.ac.uk


Online applications will open at the end of August and close on the 20 October (midnight UK time).  Late applications will not be accepted.  Please log in to Student Self Service.


It is essential in many cases to apply to graduate before you receive formal notification of your results.  However, if you have made an application but do not subsequently receive an award decision you will not be eligible to graduate. 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 graduate in November 2018 even if you have applied to do so.

Outstanding debt

Please make sure you settle any outstanding debts by 11 October 2018. For further information contact the Dubai Finance Office on 00 971 44358671 or by email at dubai-finance@hw.ac.uk.


*Disclaimer: 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. In some instances, where a ceremony is over-subscribed, arrangements may be made for an additional ceremony to take place. Where any of these circumstances occur, Heriot-Watt University is not responsible for any inconvenience or costs that may be occasioned by such event.