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.
We currently have 124 Nigerian students studying with us at our Edinburgh campus across all study levels.
Our Nigerian alumni
Our Nigerian alumni include professionals in the African Development Bank, Shell Nigeria Ltd, Lagos State Government and the Ministry for Water Resources, amongst others.
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.
Meet our graduates from Nigeria
Kolawole Oluwakemi (above) from Nigeria is studying Quantitative Finance and Mathematics and Ebimo Amungo (see playlist) from Nigeria graduated with a DBA from Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University.
Chinemelu Anthony Nwosu
Read the graduate profile of Tony from Nigeria, who studied Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He graduated in 2014.
Read the graduate profile of Nonye from Nigeria, who studied International Business Management with HRM in the School of Social Sciences. She graduated in 2013.
Dubamo Ebigba Aginighan
Read the graduate profile of Dubamo from Nigeria, who studied Oil and Gas Technology in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He graduated in 2015.
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.
- If you would like to study in the UK and do not meet the entry requirements for our degree programmes, we recommend that you take a Foundation Programme. We offer Foundation Programmes at our Malaysia and Dubai campuses:
Edinburgh Business School
- Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing: Minimum of B2 in 5 subjects in WAEC WASSCE including English and Maths, with the B2 requirement raised to A1 in Maths for all Economics programmes
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
- Architectural Engineering, Biology, Civil and Structural Engineering, Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying, Geography and Urban Studies, Sports Science: Minimum of AABBB in WAEC WASSCE with A in Maths or B in Science for programmes requiring it (please see specific course pages).
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Minimum of AABBB in WAEC WASSCE for Year 1 entry with required subjects per programme listed below:
- Brewing and Distilling: Chemistry and Biology with one at A and Maths at B2
- Chemical Engineering, Chemistry: Maths at A and Chemistry at B2
- Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics: Maths at A and Physics at B2
- Engineering (Combined) / Combined Studies: Maths at A and Physics at B2 (Mechanical / Electrical engineering pathways) OR Maths at A and Chemistry at B2 (Chemical engineering pathway).
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
- Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science: Minimum of AABBB in WAEC WASSCE for Year 1 entry with A in Maths for programmes requiring it (please see specific course pages).
Note: BSc Computer Systems does not require Maths. BSc Mathematics with Physics also requires Physics at B. BSc Mathematics with Language also requires Language at B2.
School of Social Sciences
- Psychology: Minimum of B2 in 5 subjects in WAEC WASSCE including English and Maths.
- Languages and Intercultural Studies: Minimum of B2 in 5 subjects, but where a language is a required subject this must be achieved at A.
School of Textiles and Design
- Fashion and Textiles, Communication and Design, Constructed and Virtual Environments: Minimum of B3 in 5 subjects in WAEC WASSCE. Please note some programmes require a portfolio interview or standard interview.
- Applicants should have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to Bachelor with Honours Degree) with a GPA of around 3.0 or Upper Second Class in a relevant subject area.
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 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 Nigeria
We work with approved representatives in Nigeria who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Find your nearest representative