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Student life at Heriot-Watt

We pride ourselves on being an international university and international students make up about one third of our student population.

Student societies

Heriot-Watt students are able to join in with over 50 student societies through which they can participate in different activities from academic societies through sports and interest groups such as drama and music among other things.

Entry requirements

These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Please contact us or the School's admissions tutor to find out the actual requirements for the programme you want to study.

For more details on our application process, get help with your application.

Please note - the number of places we are able to offer to Undergraduate students from EU countries is limited owing to the cap on places funded by the Scottish Government. As such, the entry requirements given below are minimum requirements and no guarantee of a place.

These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Please contact us or the School's admissions tutor to find out the actual requirements for the programme you want to study.

We accept the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie from Bulgarian students with the following grades:

  • School of Maths and Computer Science: Actuarial Science Year 1: 5.5 overall including 5.5 in maths and 5.5 in maths state exams; Computer Science and Mathematics Year 1: 5 overall including 5 in maths and 5 in maths state exams
  • School of Life Sciences:  Biology Year 1: Grade 5 to include a science subject at 5; Psychology Year 1: Grade 5 to include mathematics at 5
  • School of Social Sciences: Year 1: Grade 6.0 overall. There will be a specific subject requirement for all Language Programmes and there will be a specific Maths requirement for all Economics Programmes
  • School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society:  Year 1: Complete and Pass Diploma with an average of Grade 5.0 and 5.0 in State Maturity Examinations (including Mathematics and Science/Engineering subjects for AE/CSE)
  • School of Textiles and Design: Year 1: Grade 5 overall.
  • School of Engineering and Physical Sciences : Please contact the School for entry requirements.

English language requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply to one of our academic English programmes, which are specifically designed to prepare you with the language and study skills needed for academic study.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are listed alongside each programme in the online prospectuses.

Tuition fees are higher for international students. If you are unsure what your residency status is, you can complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess whether you have a relevant connection to the UK that might positively influence your fee status:

Learn more about applying for student support in Scotland.

Scholarships and bursaries

At Heriot-Watt we believe that a university education is an investment in your future. That is why we offer a generous package of scholarships to encourage and support well qualified, ambitious students to come and study with us. See the full list of scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for.

Visa and immigration information

As an EEA national, there is no requirement for you to obtain a visa to come to the UK. There is the option to apply for a registration certificate to prove your right to live in the UK; however, it is not essential for you to obtain this. Further information can be found on the UKVI website.

All EEA and Swiss national students can work in the UK.For more information, please refer to our 'Working in the UK' webpage.

Key information

Enquiries Team