Travel arrangements and arrival

Visas

UK campus students travelling to Dubai or Malaysia on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a visa before travel.

Visa requirements for Dubai

Students going to Dubai on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a Student Residence Visa before they travel. Read the visa requirements for Dubai Campus study.

Staff in the Dubai campus Visa Office can provide assistance and support for student visas. Contact Mr Ilyas Abdul Wahab: email (I.Abdul_Wahab@hw.ac.uk) phone + 971 4 435 8628.

Visa requirements for Malaysia

Students going to Malaysia on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a Student Visa before they travel.

The International Student Support Office (ISSO) have produced an inter-campus transfer visa checklist for students transferring to Malaysia. Appendices referred to in the document are listed below:

The Malaysia immigration authority (EMGS) also has a very handy photo checker online. Students can use this software to verify if their passport photo is acceptable for a visa application.

Accommodation

Student accommodation is available at our Dubai and Malaysia campuses.

Dubai Campus accommodation

Check our student accommodation details including fees and terms and how to apply. Accommodation fees are paid upfront. Accommodation is based on-campus. Accommodation can also be provided off-campus at Etisalat Academy and Uninest. A transport service is available from the campus to the student accommodation (if required). If you have any questions about student accommodation please contact dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk or call +971 4435 8700.

Malaysia Campus accommodation

Off-campus student accommodation options are provided in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, which is about 10-15 minute drive from the Malaysia campus. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia directly manages its student accommodation at Kanvas SOHO while working closely with Ikhasas Group, a third party accommodation provider which manages additional accommodation options at Shaftsbury RYO Putrajaya and Shaftsbury Stellar Cyberjaya for its students.

Find out more about our accommodation at Malaysia Campus. Inter-campus transfer students in Malaysia have posted a blog about living in Cyberjaya.

If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact the student accommodation unit at MYaccommodation@hw.ac.uk.

Tuition fees

The fees you pay depend on your fee status (Scottish, Rest of UK or International) and whether you are applying for a first or a second year abroad.

Dubai Campus tuition fees

Home or EU students studying at our UK campuses and transferring to Dubai should apply to their relevant funding body. Rest of UK (RUK) students will not normally be charged fees during a single year abroad.

Home, EU or RUK students applying for a second year abroad should apply to their funding body for fees. Students who cannot access funding from their funding body will normally be charged the Dubai campus tuition fee.

Overseas students studying at the UK campus pay fees to the Dubai campus.

Malaysia Campus fees

Home or EU students studying at our UK campuses and transferring to Malaysia should apply to their relevant funding body. Rest of UK (RUK) students will not normally be charged fees during a single year abroad.

Home, EU and RUK students applying for a second year abroad should apply to their funding body for fees. Students who cannot access funding from their funding body will normally be charged the Malaysia campus tuition fee as per their fee status (normally the international fee rate).

Overseas students studying at one of our UK campuses pay the international students' fee to the Malaysia campus.

Academic timetable

The academic calendar lists semester dates, examinations and other key dates throughout the year.

Cultural differences and travel

Visitors to Dubai

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides foreign travel advice for the United Arab Emirates. This includes information on local laws and customs. The FCO also provides advice for LGBT travellers.

Exploring Dubai

TripAdvisor has an overview of Dubai city which outlines the main sights, places to eat and stay in Dubai, and a Dubai Guide.

Visitors to Malaysia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides foreign travel advice for Malaysia. This includes information on local laws and customs. The FCO also provides advice for LGBT travellers.

The International Student Support Office produce an International Student Guide with pre-arrival Information about visas, vaccinations, healthcare, what to pack, living costs, bank accounts and local customs and practice regarding clothing.

Exploring Malaysia

TripAdvisor has an overview of the country and a Malaysia Guide.