Malaysia Campus students

Welcome to Heriot-Watt University! We are excited that you will be joining us in September 2022. Our academic year will start as planned in September 2022. Induction is the mandatory programme of introductory and welcome activities you will take part in when you start at Heriot-Watt University during Welcome Week, between 23 August to 10 September 2022. During Welcome Week you will have the opportunity to meet your lecturers, your fellow peers, your senior and your personal tutor. You will also find out more about your programme of study and what being a Heriot-Watt student is really like.

Important dates

Below are some of the important dates that you will need to take note:

Welcome Week

For Malaysian Foundation Programme

  • Welcome Week: 23 August – 2 September 2022
  • Commencement of classes: 5 September 2022

For undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • Welcome Week: 29 August - 10 September 2022
  • Commencement of classes: 12 September 2022

New student checklist and guides

Make sure you have read through our New Student Checklist and set of easy guides below. These will take you through the practical steps that you should complete or think about before you start your studies with us. 

If you have any questions about the checklist or guides, you can email

For international students, you should visit our International Student Support webpage.


Enrolment is the process of formally joining the University and becoming a Heriot-Watt student. You agree to abide by the rules of the University and to pay any fees, and we ask you to confirm that we have your correct details.

Enrolment can be done through Student Self Service.

Enrolling online involves checking and updating your personal details, uploading a photograph for your student card, checking your programme and fees and agreeing to our terms and conditions. Your courses are already pre-registered in the system. You may check your enrolment confirmation letter for the registered courses and check the Guidance Sheet for the optional courses offered (if any).

Malaysian Foundation Programme

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS)

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS)

School of Social Sciences (SoSS)

Please refer to the Enrolment Guide

On completion of online enrolment, you will be given access to your University email and myHWU Student Portal (it may take up to 24 hours to be able to access.) through which you can access many other services and facilities. Therefore, we highly recommend that you complete your enrolment as early as possible, before your Welcome Week (on campus).

Please note you can only enrol online once you have received an unconditional offer status in your application system. 

Logging in to Student Self Service

Login by entering your:

•    Heriot-Watt University person ID (Number beginning with H00 which can be found on any recent correspondence from us)
•    Pin number (your date of birth in ddmmyy format)

The first time you log in, you will be asked to change your PIN number. Please keep these details safe, as you’ll need them to the next time you log in.

Upload a photograph

Please upload a photograph for your student identity card. This should be a clearly identifiable passport-style photograph taken against a white background. 

If you cannot upload a photograph when you enrol online, you can email a photo to To avoid delays and complications when you arrive on campus, please make sure that you provide a photograph before Welcome Week (On Campus).

Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week will give you the chance to learn more about the programme you will be studying, and the opportunity to meet your academic and fellow students. Welcome Week activities take place from 23 August to 10 September 2022.

Your Welcome Week

Malaysia Foundation Programme


Postgraduate/ MBA

Alternatively, you can find out more about Welcome Week, its content and timetable by logging into Canvas, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment nearer the start of the semester.

Please refer to the Easy Guide to sign up for Canvas upon your enrolment.


Being a student, it is important that you are aware of your financial obligations and understand how and when to pay these before you start with us. 

To understand your fees statement and how to pay your fees online, please refer to our Finance guide.

If you wish to pay your fees online, please refer to online payments for more information.

Accommodation and travel

Are you planning on staying in off-campus student accommodation, or will you be commuting to your campus? Whatever you choose, you need to make sure you have all the right information.
We offer off-campus student accommodation in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
If you have questions about on-campus accommodation, you can email
If you are intending to commute to your campus, you should plan how you are going to get there and how long it may take. Also consider how often you may be on campus and how long will spend travelling every day/week. You could check out the maps and directions to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Putrajaya and parking charges on campus.

IT access

Becoming a Heriot-Watt student gives you access to a whole range of IT services and equipment, including email, file storage, and on-campus WiFi access. You can visit the IT essentials page to find out what is available to you. 

Once you enrol, you will have access to the myHWU Student Portal (it may take up to 24 hours to be able to access.) which is your one-stop shop for all things at Heriot-Watt whilst you are a student with us. Make sure you check out the Student portal before you commence your studies. 

Get involved

There will be a range of activities and events taking place during July 2022 that will help you settle in and feel part of the global Heriot-Watt community. Everyone from the Student Wellbeing Services, Student Development, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Student Association (HWUMSA) and beyond will have opportunities for you to meet other students and to learn more about university life – whether that be on campus or online. 

If you have questions about what the Heriot-Watt university experience will be like, or about the range of support and resources that will be available to you, you can email Student Success Advisor or HWUMSA for information on clubs and societies. 

Questions about your application or entry requirements should be sent to


If you have any queries pertaining to Welcome Week, please email us at

Easy guides and campus map

Key information