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Go Global - your passport to studying abroad

Discover new worlds and gain international experience without interrupting your studies. Spend a semester, a year or longer at one of our campuses in the UK, Dubai or Malaysia, and emerge as a true global citizen.

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What is Go Global?

Go Global is an inter-campus transfer programme available only for Heriot-Watt students. You can study in one of our unique campuses in the UK, Dubai or Malaysia for a semester or longer*. Whatever works best for you.

Where will you go?

*Subject to the degree programme running at your chosen campus.

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Why is Go Global different?

Unlike most study abroad or exchange study options, Go Global means you can still attend Heriot-Watt University, just in a different country. This means you will get all the benefits of studying abroad, including the same high standard of teaching, a robust student support system and a seamless transition between campuses, without having to worry about catching up on any coursework or assessment once you’re back.

We provide Go Global students with end-to-end support, from reminding you about application dates and deadlines, to a visa checking and processing service. We also offer cultural awareness sessions and pre-departure briefings to ensure you know exactly what to expect.

Check how Go Global compares to other exchange study programmes
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Benefits of studying abroad with Go Global at Heriot-Watt

The benefits of Go Global are endless: meet new people, experience new cultures, travel, and become part of the global community with no interruption to your studies. Programmes are taught in English across all campuses and, apart from the local holidays, the semester dates are the same as in the UK. With our support, Go Global is a once in a lifetime experience made simple.

Enhance your career prospects

In today's world of globally connected business, the network, knowledge and experience you build up while studying abroad can give you a competitive edge, as well as bringing a new perspective on your life, aspirations and career options
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80% of employers surveyed said they would actively seek out graduates with international experience. QS Global Employer Survey Report.

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97% of graduates with international experience found a job within 12 months of graduating. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

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The average international student earned over £5000 per year more than a person who studied within their own country.

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Graduates who were mobile earned more in 40 out of 67 subjects.

Student testimonials

Malaysia student testimonials

Go Global students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia speak about their experiences studying abroad.

Dubai student testimonials

Go Global students at Heriot-Watt University Dubai speak about their experiences studying abroad.

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Vishant Kalwani

"Opting for an inter-campus transfer to study abroad has a major benefit of having the opportunity to see the world around you and take in a new culture. It's all about learning and getting a new life experience".

Vishant Kalwani transferred from Dubai to Edinburgh Campus for one year

How do I sign up?

Select your starting destination for further details.