Student life at Heriot-Watt
We pride ourselves on being an international university; international students make up about one third of our student population. We have small numbers of students from Sri Lanka at our Scottish campuses and many more at our Dubai and our Malaysia campuses.
We also have two Approved Learning Partners in Sri Lanka where you can take some of our undergraduate Business Programmes and our MSc in Business Psychology.
Heriot-Watt students are able to join in with over 50 student societies through which they can participate in different activities from academic societies through sports and interest groups such as drama and music among other things.
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.
- Sri Lankan GCE A'Levels - as outlined in our online prospectus. Students with high A'Level grades may be eligible to join our programmes in year 2.
- HND holders will be eligible for advanced entry to either year 2 or 3 depending on diploma content and grades achieved.
- A Bachelors special degree in a relevant subject with 60% or higher.
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 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:
Our representatives in Sri Lanka
We work with approved representatives in Sri Lanka who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Find your nearest representative