The Clearing process for programmes starting in 2018 is now open.

We strongly encourage you to contact us to discuss your eligibility before submitting an application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Please select from the options below so we can provide accurate information about your Clearing opportunities with us.

Undergraduate Clearing helpline: +44 (0)131 322 3222

Key Dates
  • July 2018 - Results published for BTEC and IB qualifications. Students taking these qualifications do not have to wait until the August Clearing process to confirm their place or check for vacancies.
  • 5 July 2018 - Clearing opens.
  • 7 August 2018 - SQA results are published and the Scottish Clearing vacancy information service starts.
  • 16 August 2018 - A level, GCE and Advanced Diploma results are published and the full Clearing vacancy information service starts. UCAS Adjustment opens for registration.
  • 31 August 2018 - UCAS Adjustment normally closes today, and the deadline for any remaining conditions to be met, otherwise the university might not accept you.
  • 20 September 2018 - This is normally the last date that UCAS will accept applications for courses starting in 2018.
  • 30 September 2018 - Clearing closes. You can still add Clearing choices in Track but you should contact the university to discuss vacancies first.
  • 23 October 2018 - This is the last date to add a Clearing choice. It is also the last date a university or college can accept a Clearing applicant.
Contact Us

If you need to get in touch with Heriot-Watt, we have people available to help you on the phone as soon as your results come out.

Our Clearing helpline phone number is +44 (0)131 322 3222.

Contact availability
Event Date Opening Times
Highers 7-8 Aug 2018 9am–5pm
A levels 16 Aug 2018 7am–7pm
A levels 17 Aug 2018 8am–6pm
A levels 18–19 Aug 2018 10am–4pm
A levels 20-24 Aug 2018 9am-5pm
Financial Information

We have a generous range of bursaries and scholarships, plus the flexibility to enter your honours degree directly into the 2nd year for students with A-levels or similar depending on your qualifications.

Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

If you choose to study over three years, your fees will be £9,250 per year.

If you study over four years, your fees will be £9,250 for the first three years with a full fee waiver in the final fourth year. This means that the total tuition fees over the duration of the programme will be identical to those of similar degree courses elsewhere in the UK (i.e. £27,750). The bursary will be awarded automatically; you do not need to apply.

There are a range of other scholarships and bursaries available which you may be eligible for.

International students

If you are from a country outside the European Union, you will pay the tuition fee specified alongside your chosen programme in the online prospectus. The tuition fee varies for each programme.

Find out how to pay your tuition fees.

There are a range of scholarships and bursaries available which you may be eligible for.

Scottish/EU students

Due to Scottish Government limits on the number of places available, we are only able to offer vacancies to students who can be considered for a Widening Access place.  We have no vacancies for EU applicants (outside the UK) or Scottish applications not eligible for the SIMD40 initiative. See our Scottish/EU students webpage for more information.