Scholarships and bursaries

Each year, hundreds of students enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded scholarships, including opportunities funded by the University's generous alumni community, based all over the globe.

The University supports scholarship provision with:

  • £10m to support fees scholarships (including £3m for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • £1.5m to support maintenance (living cost) bursaries for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • £7.5m to support scholarships and bursary payments to home/EU/overseas students.

Scottish students

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available to Scottish students. In particular the University offers access bursaries to students from low income families, those with prior experience of care and other widening access backgrounds.

Search our undergraduate scholarships for other opportunities.

International scholarships

Heriot-Watt University welcomes students from all over the world. This year, we are providing support by awarding over £500,000 in merit scholarships to international fee-paying students enrolling in September 2024.

In most instances, scholarships awarded to international fee-paying students will be paid as a partial fee abatement for the first year of study only.

For more information on available scholarships, international fee-paying students should email their Regional Team Manager. Contact details for Regional teams can be found below:

Browse our scholarships and bursaries

Key information

Scholarships team

Key fact

We disburse over £6 million a year in fee and stipend scholarships - more than 400 students benefit from scholarship awards.