Malaysia Campus students

Welcome to Heriot-Watt University! We are excited that you will be joining us in the new academic year. Our academic year will start as planned in September 2021. Welcome Week covers the introductory and welcome activities you will take part in when you start at Heriot-Watt University. During Welcome Week, you will have the opportunity to meet your lecturers, your fellow students, 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.

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If you have any questions, you can email to  

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

Important dates

For Malaysian Foundation Programme

Fit-for-Future: 30 August 2021

Commencement of classes: 6 September 2021

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Welcome Week: 6 September 2021

Commencement of classes: 13 September 2021

New student checklist and guides

Make sure you 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 Office 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 will open in April and  can be done through the 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 already pre-registered in the system. You may check your enrolment confirmation letter for the registered courses and check the Guidance sheet below for the optional courses offered (if any).

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 for a step-by-step 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.

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.

Welcome Week Timetable 

Welcome Week programme 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 6 – 10 September 2021.

Your Welcome Week schedule is according to your School of study as below:


Postgraduate/ MBA

Alternatively, you can find out more about Welcome Week, its content and timetable by logging into Canvas (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) or Open Learning (Malaysia Foundation Programme), the University’s Virtual Learning Environment nearer the start of the semester.

Please refer to Easy Guide to sign up for your respective Welcome Week schedule in Canvas or Open Learning upon your enrolment.

Being a student comes with a lot of financial obligations, and it is important that you are aware of these before you start your studies with us.
Tuition fees will most likely be the biggest financial obligation you have, and you should make sure you understand how and when to pay these before you start with us.
There may also be Scholarships and Bursaries available to you, which can give you some additional support and funding during your university life.
If something unexpected happens to you during your studies which means you come into financial difficulties, the University may be able to support you during this time.
To understand your fees statement, please refer to our fees and payment guide.

If you wish to pay your fees online, please see our guide 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. Maps and directions to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Putrajaya
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.
Watch the Getting Connected at HWU video for information and advice on how to get connected at Heriot-Watt University and how to navigate the online University programs that you will be using for responsive blended learning.
Once you enrol, you will have access to the myHWU Student Portal (within 24 hours), which is your one-stop shop for all things 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 April 2021 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

Easy guides and campus map
You can email if you have any queries pertaining to Welcome Week.

Key information