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Student life at Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt University has been a popular study destination for students from the Republic of Ireland for many years. We welcome around 50 students each year, most of whom are studying undergraduate programmes in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.

Popular programmes

Previous students from Ireland have studied:

 

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.

Undergraduate

We accept the Irish Leaving Certificate from Ireland students with the following grades:

School of Maths and Computer Science

  • Actuarial Science Year 1: Grades H1, H1, H2, H2 (including Maths at H1);
  • Computer Science Year 1: H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including Maths is needed;
  • Mathematics Year 1: H1, H2, H2, H3, H3 including Maths at H1 and Fr/Gr/Sp/Ph at H2 if needed;
  • Software Engineering Year 1: H1, H2, H2, H2 including Maths.

School of Social Sciences

  • Business Management Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must include one of Maths, Business, Accounting or Economics;
  • Economics Year 1: Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must include one of Maths, Business, Accounting or Economics;
  • Accountancy and Finance Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must include one of Maths, Business, Accounting or Economics; 
  • Psychology Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. IMPORTANT: Psychology preferred subject, but is not compulsory; 
  • Single European language programmes (including IBML) Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must include H1 at the European language to be studied. EXCEPTION: Chinese is not required for IBML w/ Chinese; 
  • Dual European language programmes (excluding BSL) Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must include H1 for at least one of the European languages to be studied in combination; 
  • BSL as single language Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2. ESSENTIAL: Must have demonstrable experience / interest in BSL and / or the d/Deaf community. Limited spaces are available so shortlisted candidates are invited to interview in person or via skype.

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

  • Architectural Engineering Year 1: H2, H3, H3, H4, H4 (Maths H2); 
  • Civil Engineering/Structural Year 1: H1, H2, H2, H2 (H1  Maths); 
  • Construction Mgmt and Surveying Year 1: H2, H3, H3, H4, H4;
  • Urban Year 1: H2, H3, H3, H4, H4; 
  • Biology Year 1: H2, H3, H3, H4, H4 (H2 in a Science); 
  • Geography Year 1: H2, H3, H3, H4, H4

School of Textiles and Design

  • Fashion Tech, Fashion Marketing and Retailing Year 1: H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 (desirably Maths and English but not essential); 
  • Fashion, Design for Tex, Fashion Comms Year 1: H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 (to include Art or Design subject) plus satisfactory portfolio.

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Brewing & Distilling Year 1: H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 (one science subject from Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry plus Maths or Physics at H1); 
  • Chemical Engineering Year 1: H2,H2,H4,H4,H4 (Maths and 1 science at H2); 
  • Chemistry Year 1: H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 (Maths and Chemistry at H2 for all programmes plus Physics at H3 for Chemistry with Materials and Chemistry with Computational Chemistry; Chemistry with European Language needs a language at H3); 
  • Combined Studies Year 1: H1,H1,H2,H2,H2 (Maths and 1 science at H1); 
  • Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering Year 1: BEng - H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 (to include Maths and Physics), MEng - H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 (Maths and Physics at H2); 
  • Mechanical Engineering Year 1: H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 (to include Maths and Physics); 
  • Physics Year 1: H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 (Maths and Physics at H2 for all programmes plus Chemistry at H2 for Chemical Physics. 

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.

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.