How to apply

If you would like to apply to study at Heriot-Watt as a visiting student, you should first obtain authorisation from your home institution.

You can then download the Visiting Student application form and email the completed form to

We're happy to consider applications supplied through third-party providers. Please make sure that this is stated on the application form.

Scottish Campus application deadlines

Semester Application deadline
Semester 1 (Fall) 30 April
Semester 2 (Spring) 15 October

Late applications can normally be considered.

Take a look at our academic calendar for more details on semester dates.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

We require applicants from the US to have a 3.0/4.0 GPA for direct entry as a non-graduating student.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will require IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 to gain admittance to Heriot-Watt programmes. If you are below this level please contact us for advice.