Clearing enquiry

Live events

To give you a better understanding of Heriot-Watt’s Clearing experience, we are running a number of live events in the lead up to Results Day.

Join one of our live webinars detailed below.

Date and time     Event How to join
Thurs 29 July at 15.00 Intro to HWU
Your opportunity to find out more about who we are. Come along to hear all about our campuses, degree programmes and student life!
Join the 29 July webinar
Tues 3 August at 15.00 Be Clearing Ready!
Clearing is a great opportunity for many students. Join us to learn more and find out how you can make the most of it.
Join the 3 August webinar
Wed 4 August at 15.00 Intro to HWU Join the 4 August webinar
Thurs 5 August at 15.00 Be Clearing Ready! Join the 5 August webinar
Tues 10 August at 15.00 Heriot-Watt student life
Your chance to ask questions to a group of our current students. Come along to get a real feel for what it’s like to be part of the Heriot-Watt community.
Join the 10 August webinar
Wed 11 August at 15.00 Heriot-Watt student life Join the 11 August webinar

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Top 25

Top UK Ranking

23rd in the UK and 4th in Scotland

Complete University Guide 2022

1 st

1st in Scotland

1st in Scotland for graduate salaries six months after graduation

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

95 %


95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation

Destination of Leavers of HE Survey 2016/17

Contact Us

If you need to get in touch with Heriot-Watt, we have a dedicated team ready to speak to you. 

Our Clearing helpline phone number is +44 (0)131 322 3222

Contact availability and key dates
Date Time Event
5 July – 9 August 2021 (Mon – Fri) 09.00 – 17.00 Open for Clearing 2021
Tue 10 August 07.00 – 19.00 Highers and A-Level Results Day
Wed 11 August 08.00 – 18.00  
Thu 12  + Fri 13 August 09.00 – 18.00  
Sat 14 + Sun 15 August 10.00 – 16.00  
Mon 16 August 09.00 – 18.00  
17 – 30 August 2021 (Mon – Fri) 09.00 – 17.00 All enquiries

Flexible study options

Scottish degree programmes are designed to include four years of study. However, at Heriot-Watt University many students have the opportunity to complete their honours degree over three years.

Depending on your exam results, you have the option to start your degree in Year 1 or Year 2. You might want to check out how to apply as we also provide an application checklist which will help you through the process.

Year 1

If you have a Year 1 offer and your results were better than expected - well done! You could opt to start in Year 2 and accelerate your degree.

You will still be able to experience all the fun of being a fresher! Students who enter in Year 2 are also eligible for our accommodation guaranteed (remember to apply by 12:00 (BST) on 24 August 2021) and you complete your degree in three years.

Year 2

If you have a Year 2 offer from us and your results weren’t as good as you expected, don’t worry! If you meet entry requirements, you will automatically be considered for a Year 1 offer from us.

No retakes are required and, for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, thanks to a foundation bursary you pay the same tuition fees as you would for a three year degree.