We are a university that specialises in business, science, technology, engineering and design – subjects that make a real impact on the world and society. Clearing opens on 5 July 2023.
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What is Clearing?
Clearing is your opportunity to apply to Heriot-Watt to start this September.
You can use Clearing if you haven’t applied for anywhere through UCAS, declined the offers you did receive or if you did not meet the criteria for your conditional offers.
Applications open on 5 July and close on 17 October but spaces are limited so we advise you apply as soon as you can. 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.
Search for programmes
Discover the range of degree programmes available and learn more about programme you're interested in before Clearing opens.
Where is Heriot-Watt?
Campus is six miles from Edinburgh city centre and buses take just 30 minutes, stopping outside our main entrance. It's easy to get to the city and travel further afield. Use our travel page to plan your journey.
Student life in Edinburgh
Discover why Edinburgh was voted the best city in the world last year (Time Out Index, 2022). It’s the ideal city with students making up one fifth of the population and its rating as the third safest city in the world (YouGov, 2022).
Advice on Clearing
Looking for extra support?
If you or someone you care for need advice on how to manage stress surrounding exams and clearing, find it on the articles on our clearing blog.Advice Blogs
Reasons to choose Heriot-Watt
Top UK rankings
Ranked 36th in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022)
We’re a career-focused university with courses focus on applied teaching and research. 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduation.
Stay on campus and you will be within easy reach of teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union.
1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for the amount spent on student facilities (Complete University Guide, 2023).
Living on campus is a great way to meet others. We have a range of student accommodation conveniently located within easy reach of teaching facilities.
Get a feel for Heriot-Watt by visiting our campus before clearing opens. We have guided or self-guided tours available this summer.
Scholarships and bursaries
Funding your studies is an important consideration, which is why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that you do not need to repay.
Find out more about undergraduate tuition fees for our Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campuses.
An alternative pathway to your degreeGlobal College
Consider Global College, an alternative route to begin your degree offering direct entry to second-year study across our undergraduate degrees.Global College
Your Edinburgh adventure starts here
It's time to make your future. All you scientists, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and tech innovators break ground, build bridges, build something we don't have a name for yet.
Forget the status quo. Forget stereotypes.
Go global. Change your environment. Change the environment.
Maybe just leave the world a better place than you found it?
Like we have for nearly 200 years.
Now it's your turn.
Be Future Made at Heriot-Watt University.