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 now submit an application through our Online Portal. You will be asked to upload a course selection form, as well as your transcript and a copy of your passport. If you have any questions regading the application process please get in touch with the Visiting Student team visitingstudents@hw.ac.uk.

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.