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Shape your future in Edinburgh, with Heriot-Watt University

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    What is clearing?

    Clearing is your opportunity to apply to Heriot-Watt to join us this September. You can apply from 5 July. You can use Clearing if haven’t already applied through UCAS, declined the offers you did receive or didn’t meet the criteria for your conditional offers.

    If you missed the UCAS January deadline, you might be able to apply to Heriot-Watt now, before Clearing opens. Check and apply through UCAS Extra.

    Heriot-Watt Priority Pass
    Awaiting your exam results in August? Sign up for Heriot-Watt Clearing Priority Pass to allow us to contact you by email and access these exclusive benefits.

    - The option to have us call you on Results Day
       avoid the queue on the Clearing phone line.

    - An optional extra to get Clearing advice, by call or text,
       from our team before Results Day.

    - Book a 1-2-1 online chat with an academic
       in the subject area you’re interested in.

    - Regular email updates with important dates, advice
       and information about studying at Heriot-Watt.

    Register now

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    Reasons to choose Heriot-Watt University


    Top UK rankings

    We're one of the world's 250 top universities and 32nd in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.


    Graduate employability

    1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for graduate employability (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023) and Heriot-Watt graduates earn an average salary of £28,000.


    Campus accommodation

    Stay on campus and you will be within easy reach of teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union.


    Student facilities

    1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for the amount spent on student facilities (Complete University Guide, 2023).

    Foundation Degree

    Our Global College option

    Discover our pathways

    Are you worried about not getting the grades to get into university this year? Our Global College option is an alternative route to accessing your chosen degree and offers direct entry to second-year study across many of our undergraduate degrees.

    Discover our pathways
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