Fees and funding

Tuition fees for visiting students

As a visiting student, you will need to pay tuition fees for each semester of study.

Tuition fees for visiting undergraduate students per semester
Term of Study Tuition fees for Edinburgh and Borders campuses
Semester 1 (September 2022 entry) £8,500
Semester 2 (January 2023 entry) £8,500
Full Year (Semester 1 and 2) £17,000

For semester fees for postgraduate study please contact visitingstudents@hw.ac.uk

Accommodation fees for visiting students

Accommodation fees vary depending on the campus location and the type of accommodation you are allocated.

At our Edinburgh campus, all of our accommodation is single occupancy and self catered. We have a variety of accommodation from traditional non en suite rooms to contemporary studio flats. 

At our Scottish Borders campus accommodation, you can choose from a selection of contemporary rooms. 

Your accommodation fees include internet connection (100MB as standard), heating, power, assisted clean of kitchen and public areas, and basic room contents insurance. Campus laundry facilities are available on a pay-per-use basis.

Cost of living

Every student’s financial situation will be different, but we normally suggest that you budget for approximately £2000 to £2500 for each semester.

You must make sure that you have adequate resources to finance your studies before coming to the UK. Once you are in the UK, if you need advice on how to manage your money, you can contact the Student Support and Accommodation Office

Funding and federal loans

To cover the costs of your tuition fees, accommodation fees and other expenses, you can apply for a federal loan from Stafford and Plus. (Stafford and Plus Loans are the only federal funds that can be used to study at a foreign school.) More information about federal loans is available on the Student Aid website.

How to apply for federal loans

You can apply for a federal loan by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online on the Federal Student Aid website.

Heriot-Watt is a FAFSA-approved institution; our school code is: G22739  

By completing the FAFSA you will create a Student Aid Report (SAR). Once you have received your SAR please email us with your details.

Key information

International Recruitment Office

+44 (0) 131 451 3707