If you're from England, Northern Ireland or Wales you can apply to us now through Clearing. 

Our degrees are career focused and relevant to the needs of business and industry, which is why 95% of our graduates are in full-time employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

It's important to note that vacancies can change on a daily basis.  For up-to-date information on what is available, and to discuss your study options, ring us on +44 (0)131 322 3222. Alternatively, sign up with the form below.


Every year around 10% of students get into university through clearing and it can help applicants without a place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses.

Further information can be found at the UCAS Clearing website.


There is also the Adjustment process, which gives students who have done better than expected a short period of time to reconsider their options, whilst having the security of holding on to their Unconditional Firm (UF) choice offer.

For more information, please head to the UCAS Adjustment website.

Clearing courses

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.
Opening Hours

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
What to do on Results Day

A level Results Day

We are not permitted to disclose any A level results to applicants at any time. However, we will advise you whether you have been successful in your application to Heriot-Watt. This information will be available from 8am on Results Day, and you can log onto UCAS Track to find out the status of your application.

If you wish for someone else to speak to the university on your behalf, you will need to give permission for them to do this. This may be the nominated person already on your UCAS form. If not, e.g. a teacher you will need to be with them in person on Results Day to give your permission. Otherwise we will be unable to discuss your case with them. 

Checklist for phonecall

When making the clearing call, make sure you have everything to hand. It can make the process much easier.

You should have:

  • UCAS number
  • Personal details
  • Notepad to take down important information
  • The course name and code that you want to do
The Student Room
If you're looking for any more information in the run up to Clearing, feel free to head to our Student Room profile and forum, where we'll be able to answer any of your questions.
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.

Courses available

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