Student life at Heriot-Watt
We pride ourselves on being an international university; international students make up about one third of our student population. Each year we welcome between 20 and 30 students from Pakistan to our Scottish campuses as well as large numbers to our campus in Dubai.
Meet our graduates from Pakistan
Naveed Manji, MSc Strategic Project Management
Heriot-Watt is one of my favourite universities; it has not only fostered my entire personality but has also made me capable of facing everyday's challenges. There's an African proverb that goes, “Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him." Rightly, Heriot-Watt truly enabled me to attain wisdom and a clear conscience.
I did my BA (Hons) Business Administration at Middlesex University before applying for my MSc Strategic Project Management at Heriot-Watt. I am glad to tell you that it has been an amazing and tremendous ride doing my Masters at Heriot-Watt University Dubai. Right after doing my Masters I got back to Pakistan again and joined Vita Pakistan Limited, a well known and well established food processing company in Pakistan. I started as a Production Director, and have spent the last 3 years here gaining multifarious and diverse experience. I plan to do my double masters at London School of Economics next. It’s all due to Heriot-Watt which enabled me to broaden my horizons.
I think prospective candidates should know that Heriot-Watt will transform their way of thinking. They should expect to be motivated and inspired in ways that they haven't been before. In class, you have to be able to quickly break down the problems and tackle those problems that are central to the issue at hand which helps to jog your brains and think out of the box. I can simply say that my strongest development was in building a plan for where I wanted to go from there. It motivated me to think about business school as part of where I wanted to be in the future and that was just Heriot-Watt. Indeed, Heriot-Watt is a great access to knowledge society which open doors to many opportunities.
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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:
- You must have a Higher Secondary Certificate with an overall minimum of 75% as well as 75% in subjects where there is a specific requirement, or you must have successfully completed Year 1 at a recognised University.
- A four-year bachelors degree in a relevant subject from an HEC recognised institution in Pakistan with 60% or above, will 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 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 Pakistan
We work with approved representatives in Pakistan 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: