Our Visiting Student Programme is ideal if you are a student from outside Europe who would like to spend one or two semesters in Scotland earning credits to transfer back to your home institution.

You'll find Heriot-Watt University an incredibly welcoming and friendly place to visit. You'll study alongside our UK-based European students and our international students from all around the word who make up our culturally diverse student cohort.

We have a strong reputation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, management and languages and offer courses in all of these subjects at our Edinburgh Campus.  Our School of Textiles & Design, based in Galashiels, is the second oldest textile institution in the world and offers unrivalled specialist facilities to study fashion and textile design.

Studying at Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt is an incredibly popular university with international students. We offer a truly exciting study abroad experience in the heart of Scotland.

Fees & funding

Interested in spending part of your studies with us? Find out what you need to consider before enrolling on our Visiting Student Programme.

Course catalogue

As a visiting student, you can choose to study a combination of courses from across any of our six academic Schools.