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Global College

Our supportive and nurturing ethos runs right through our Global College. No matter where or what your starting point is, we are here to help and support you. We will help you find your pathway onto a career focused degree.

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Hear from our Global College students

Student case studies

"Instead of diving head-first into first year, I wanted the opportunity to acclimatise a bit more to university life, and Global College definitely gave me that"

- Farah Abdulrahman

Student case studies
Farah Abdulrahman
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We're a global university with exciting locations in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia. Our Edinburgh campus is set in stunning, spacious, green parkland close to the bustling city centre.

Our Dubai campus in Knowledge Park has a range of different types of teaching spaces that have been carefully designed to deliver a myriad of learning experiences.

Our campus in Malaysia is in a stunning lakeside location providing exceptional educational facilities, close to the Putrajaya marina.

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

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Support and Wellbeing

We support you throughout your learning journey at Heriot-Watt

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41st in the UK

We are placed 41st in the UK by Times Higher Education University Rankings 2024.

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Highly Ranked

We're proud to be rated the 256th university in the world (QS World University Rankings 2025).

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Top in Europe

We are ranked in the top 18% of universities in Europe (QS Europe Rankings 2024).

Join the Heriot-Watt family

Become part of our global community.

We’re with you every step of the way

From our award-winning careers service to our connections with industry, we help you get the most out of your studies.

Global College Degrees

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