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.

International Merit Awards

Heriot-Watt University welcomes students from all over the world.  Our International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Awards are designed to help you fund your studies with us on any of our Edinburgh-based undergraduate or taught postgraduate programmes at our UK campuses.

Students eligible for the £1,500 - £3,000 Merit Awards will be identified as part of the academic admissions process and therefore you do not need to complete a separate application form.  Successful candidates will have the award detailed on their offer letters and CAS letters.  To secure your scholarship you simply accept your offer of a place to study with us.

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