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Student life at Heriot-Watt

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

Popular programmes

Previous student from Gambia have studied:

Student societies

Heriot-Watt students are able to come together to learn about and celebrate African and Caribbean cultures through our African & Caribbean Society. The Society runs lots of different activities and social events throughout the year to celebrate diversity and is open to everyone.

Entry requirements

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

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.

Undergraduate

  • Students interested in Management based courses with an average of B2 in the African WASSCE (WAEC) including English and Maths at B2 will be considered for Year 1 entry.
  • Students interested in Science and Engineering programmes will need to have completed a Foundation Programme. We recommend Edinburgh College if you wish to study in the UK. Our Dubai and Malaysia campuses also offer Foundation Courses. See our Foundation page for more information. 
  • If you hold an HND, an OND Upper Credit or have completed first year at a Ghanaian University with strong grades, you will be considered for direct entry to year 2 on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you hold A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate, please consult our online prospectus for specific programme entry requirements.   

Postgraduate

  • For most of our Masters level programmes we require a good first degree, in most cases the equivalent to an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university, in a relevant subject area.

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.

The following scholarships are available to all international students who choose to study at Heriot-Watt:

Students from Gambia may also be eligible for:

Visa and immigration information

Please see our International Student Advisors Office (ISAO) website for information and guidance on: