Heriot-Watt Online

You must enrol annually before the start of the new academic year, regardless of when you first enrolled with the University. The process will activate access to online tools like Canvas and will allow you to register and pay for courses. 

When to enrol

Online enrolment for 2024/25 will be available from early August 2024 for those eligible to enrol. You should enrol online by the start date of your programme, unless otherwise instructed by staff.

Completing your enrolment

There are two stages to enrolment: 

  1. Online enrolment 
  2. Course registration and payment 

Before you enrol for 2024/25, please ensure you have arrangements in place for the payment of your tuition fees and you know which courses you intend to register for.

Find more information on tuition fees. Students with an outstanding debt will not be able to enrol until the debt is paid.

Information on the courses you should register for will be provided by your Academic School.

Course registration and payment instructions 

You can register and pay for course(s) via the Student Portal (myHWU) once you have completed online enrolment. Consult your programme structure for a full list of available courses on the relevant programme pages on the website or refer to section A11 of the HW Online Student Handbook.

Once the payment has been completed, the Online Student Support Team will check the course selection before updating your record. If you experience any problems or have any questions relating to a credit or debit card payment, please contact the Online Student Support Team at hwonline-student-support@hw.ac.uk or students from the School of Social Sciences email ebs.enquiries@hw.ac.uk  

Students who will have their fees paid for by a sponsor must submit a scanned copy of a current sponsor letter to the Online Student Support Team or students from the School of Social Sciences email ebs.enquiries@hw.ac.uk (on the sponsor’s headed paper). It should confirm the following: 

  • The sponsor will pay the fees 
  • Details of where the invoice is to be sent/emailed  
  • Course details (Course code, Course name, Semester)  

Key information

Student Service Centre - UK campuses