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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 small numbers of students from Vietnam to our Scottish campuses, mostly onto 1-year Masters programmes.

Popular Programmes

Previous students from Vietnam have studied:

Student societies

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.

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.

Foundation

  • 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 an International Foundation Programme at Edinburgh College. Here you will sit Scottish Highers as well as studying academic English language. Successful completion of this will allow you to apply for a degree programme at Heriot-Watt and receive a 10% fee reduction off the first year's tuition fees.  
  • Foundation Programmes are also available at our Dubai and Malaysia campuses.

Undergraduate

  • Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma - exceptional students may be considered for 1st year entry (please contact the International Office to check eligibility)
  • Otherwise, high school leavers are normally required to complete a foundation programme before beginning an undergraduate degree. This leads to either 1st or 2nd year entry on a degree programme, depending on grades achieved. See our Foundation page for more information. 

Postgraduate

  • Thac si - this is acceptable for entry to Masters programmes provided it is a relevant subject.

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.

The following scholarships are available to all international students who choose to study at Heriot-Watt:

Our representatives in Vietnam

We work with approved representatives in Vietnam 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: