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Student life at Heriot-Watt

As well as having our own new Malaysian Campus there are a total of 400 additional students from Malaysia studying towards a Heriot-Watt University degree. We have a thriving population of 90 students studying at our Edinburgh Campus and we also have a few students at our Scottish Borders and Dubai campuses.

Student societies

The Malaysian Bruneian Singaporean Student Union Edinburgh (MABSSUE) would be happy to hear from anyone interested in studying in the city, and they hold annual welcome activities to help you settle in!

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 programmes

Year 1 entry

The following qualifications are acceptable for entry into Year 1 of undergraduate programmes:

  • GCE A-Levels (as per the requirements in the UK undergraduate prospectus).
  • Mara Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • STPMs (these are treated as an equivalent to A-Levels); you must have taken a minimum of three subjects.
  • UEC with a minimum of at least 20 points and 5 subjects at a minimum of B. Please note requirements are higher for certain programmes and specific subjects may be required
  • International Baccalaureate, subject to grades and subjects.
  • Australian Matriculation Examinations, subject to grades and subjects taken.

Year 2 / 3 entry

The following qualifications may acceptable for entry into Years 2 or 3 of undergraduate programmes:

  • GCE A-Levels (as per the requirements in the UK undergraduate prospectus).
  • Mara Diploma in a relevant subject with a strong CGPA.
  • College diplomas in business, finance and accountancy tend to be considered for Level 1 or 2 entry to four-year MA honours degrees.
  • College diplomas in engineering and construction may sometimes be considered for Level 3 entry to four-year honours degrees.

Postgraduate programmes

For most of our Masters level programmes we require a good first degree in a relevant subject. Any relevant work experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

Please refer to the table of school level English language grades for each country.

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.

Our representatives in Malaysia

We work with approved representatives in Malaysia who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Find your nearest representative

Visa and immigration information

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

Key information

Enquiries Team

Key fact

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus opened in Putrajaya in September 2014