Each year, hundreds of students enhance their educational experience through a variety of Heriot-Watt and externally funded Scholarships, including opportunities funded by the University’s generous Alumni community, based all over the globe.

The University supports scholarship provision with:

  • £10m to support fees Scholarships (including £3m for rest of UK (RUK) students).
  • £1.5m to support maintenance (living cost) bursaries for RUK students.
  • £7.5m to support Scholarships and Bursary payments to home/EU/overseas students.

New scholarships for 2017/18

If you plan to study in Scotland from 2017/18, you may be eligible for one of our 72 new Heriot-Watt scholarships. Successful Scholars will benefit from a fee reduction in one of three categories:

  • Heriot-Watt Distinction Scholarships – 100% reduction (for overseas applicants only)
  • Heriot-Watt Excellence Scholarships – 50% reduction (for overseas applicants only)
  • Heriot-Watt Merit Scholarships – 25% reduction (for overseas applicants), £2,000 reduction (for Home/EU/Rest of UK applicants)

The new Undergraduate scholarships are open to overseas applicants and the new Postgraduate taught scholarships are open to all applicants.