Our generous package of bursaries combined with the flexibility to enter your honours degree programme directly into Level 2 makes Heriot-Watt an attractive option for A-Level and other entrants from England, Northern Ireland or Wales. Here's how it works:

Example 1: Matt

Matt’s household income is less than £25,000 per year, so Matt is entitled to a Heriot-Watt University Bursary. Matt has chosen to enter at Level 1 as part of a 4-year Honours degree, so he is also entitled to the Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary. What support is he eligible for from Heriot-Watt’s financial aid packages (in addition to government support)?

Fees & funding for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales: Example 1: Matt
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Total
Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary fee discount £2,250 £2,250 £2,250 £2,250 £9,000
Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary additional support
(cash or accommodation discount)
£1,500 - - £1,500
Heriot-Watt University Bursary
(accommodation discount)
- £2,000 £2,000 £2,000 £6,000
Heriot-Watt University Bursary additional support
(cash bursary)
- £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000 
TOTAL £3,750 £5,250 £5,250 £5,250 £19,500
  • Matt is liable for gross fees of 4 x £9,000 = £36,000. Assuming that he takes the bursaries available as fee discounts this is reduced by £15,000 to £21,000.
  • Additionally, Matt receives £4,500 in cash or as accommodation discounts

Example 2: Clare

Clare’s household income is £42,000 per year, so Clare is entitled to the Heriot-Watt University Bursary. Clare has chosen to enter at Level 2, taking a 3-year Honours degree.

What support is she eligible for from Heriot-Watt’s financial aid packages (in addition to government support)?

Fees & funding for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales: Example 2: Clare
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Total
Heriot-Watt University Bursary
(accommodation discount)
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000
Heriot-Watt University Bursary additional support
(cash bursary)
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000
TOTAL £2,000 £2,000 £2,000 £6,000
  • Clare is liable for gross fees 3 x £9,000 = £27,000. Assuming that she takes the bursaries available as fee discounts this is reduced by £3,000 to £24,000.
  • Additionally, Clare receives £3,000 in cash bursaries.

Example 3: Ali

Ali’s household income is £35,000 per year, so Ali is entitled to a Heriot-Watt University Bursary. Ali has chosen to enter at Level 2, taking a 3-year Honours degree. Ali achieves 3 A grades in his A-levels, the going rate in his chosen programme, so he is awarded a Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship.

What support is he eligible for from Heriot-Watt’s financial aid packages (in addition to government support)?

Fees & funding for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales: Example 3: Ali
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Total
Heriot-Watt University Bursary
(accommodation discount)
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000
Heriot-Watt University Bursary additional support
(cash bursary)
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000
Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship 
(cash bursary)
£1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £3,000
TOTAL £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £9,000
  • Ali is liable for gross fees 3 x £9,000 = £27,000. Assuming that he takes the bursaries available as fee discounts this is reduced by £3,000 to £24,000.
  • Additionally, Ali receives £6,000 in cash bursaries. 

Note: The continuation of the Academic Scholarship after the year of entry is subject to continued high performance.

Example 4: Melissa

Melissa’s household income is £65,000 per year. She has opted to enter at Level 1, as part of a 4-year Honours degree. So she is not eligible for an income related Heriot-Watt University Bursary but she is eligible to receive a Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary.

What support is she eligible for from Heriot-Watt’s financial aid package (in addition to government support)?

Fees & funding for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales: Example 4: Melissa
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Total
Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary fee discount £2,250 £2,250 £2,250 £2,250 £9,000
Heriot-Watt Foundation Bursary additional support
(cash or accommodation discount)
£1,500 - - - £1,500
TOTAL £3,750 £2,250 £2,250 £2,250 £10,500
  • Melissa is liable for gross fees of 4 x £9,000 = £36,000. This is reduced by £9,000 to £27,000.
  • Additionally Melissa receives £1,500 in cash or as accommodation discounts.