Supporting success

We want you to have a successful and enjoyable experience at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. This section will give you information on the support and resources that can help you make the most of your time at university.

For any Dubai campus queries, please contact our student success advisors Farah Basem and Shailin Sequeira by email on Questions relating to your application or entry requirements should be sent to

Student Wellbeing services

Heriot-Watt University recognises that university study can present barriers to learning for people with physical, mental health, sensory and medical conditions, and specific learning difficulties.

Visit the Dubai campus Health and Wellbeing page to learn about the service and schedule your sessions.

International Students

A warm welcome to Dubai. This section is for international students joining our Dubai campus in Knowledge Park.

Refer to our International Students page to learn more about your new adventure in Heriot-Watt alongside side your new home in Dubai.

Personal Tutors

Every student has a member of academic staff allocated to them as a personal tutor who will be a key source of advice, guidance and support during your time at Heriot-Watt.

Your personal tutor is your first point of contact if you need advice on any issue, both academic and non-academic. They can refer you to other support services where relevant for non-academic matters.

Personal tutors provide a clear point of contact for you throughout your degree. Find out more about Personal Tutoring here.

Thinking of Leaving?

Many students think about leaving university at some stage during their studies. If anything is bothering you or you are thinking about leaving, please speak to a member of staff to explore and understand what you can do.

You can speak to your Personal Tutor, our Student Success Advisor or our Dubai Student Services team. See here for more information about the service.