Our Study Abroad (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 and 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.