During an Offer Holder Day event you will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff and current students who will share how exciting and rewarding the student experience is at Heriot-Watt University.

We have provided some FAQs to help you make the most of your visit.

Plan your journey

Travelling by car?

The satellite navigation postcode for the Main Entrance is EH14 4AR.

Travelling by bus?

Remember to stay on the bus (No 25 or 34) until it reaches the terminal at the main entrance of Heriot-Watt University.

Staying overnight?

If you are planning to stay overnight in Edinburgh to make the most of your visit then you may find the Visit Scotland website helpful.

Alternatively, there is a Marriott Courtyard hotel located on the Edinburgh Campus.


Is it compulsory to attend an Offer Holder Day? If I do not attend, will it affect my offer?

No, although it is very much to your benefit to get a feel for student life at Heriot-Watt and an understanding of our degree programmes so that you can make a fully informed decision on your final choices.

I cannot attend any of the Offer Holder Day event dates. Can I arrange to visit on a different day?

Yes you can. We would be very happy to arrange an individual visit for you on an alternative date. Please e-mail us at studentrecruitment@hw.ac.uk

Can I bring family or supporters with me?

Yes. Please make sure you pre-book for everyone who wishes to attend.

How do I cancel or amend a booking?

Spaces are limited so please contact us at studentrecruitment@hw.ac.uk if you wish to cancel or amend any of your bookings. Please do not make duplicate bookings.

How long will the academic session take?

This will vary depending on your chosen subject area and more detailed information will be issued to you directly by the relevant academic department.  The optional Campus and Accommodation Tours will be available after you have completed your academic session.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Remember to bring enthusiasm and an enquiring mind but a comfortable pair of shoes would also be useful so you can explore our campus!  Some visitors may find it helpful to bring a notepad and pen to take notes, but this is not compulsory!

Can you store luggage for me?

Yes, our Main Entrance Reception will store large items of luggage securely but space is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note, you must collect luggage by 5pm – unfortunately, we cannot store your luggage overnight.

Is Heriot-Watt University disability friendly?

Disability is not a barrier to studying and enjoying every aspect of student life at Heriot-Watt. Our campus is well equipped for those of you who have a disability or special need. Please contact us as early as possible so that we have time to put any required support in place for you.  You can chat to our Disability Service staff at the Wellbeing Service stand before the Welcome session commences.

Please contact the Disability Service on 0131 451 3386 or disability@hw.ac.uk