Travel arrangements and arrival
Dubai Campus students travelling to the UK or Malaysia on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a visa before travel.
Visa requirements for the UK
Most Go Global inter-campus transfer students will require either a student route visa or a short-term study visa (for single-semester transfers).
Please note: you should not submit the form until after you have received your progression decision and a notification that your inter-campus transfer can proceed. This will normally be by early July.
Please read our information on Visas and immigration and Living in the UK. If you have any queries about visas, immigration or life in the UK, please contact the International Student Advice on firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 131 451 4015.
Visa requirements for Malaysia
Students going to Malaysia on a Go Global campus transfer will need to obtain a Student Visa before they travel.
- Appendix 1.0 Passport photo guidelines
- Appendix 2.0 Sample of Passport copy
- Appendix 2.1 Sample of passport copy
- Appendix 3.0 Visa Fees Calculation Guide
- Appendix 4.1 Health declaration form
- Appendix 5.0 Countries list for compulsory SEV
- Appendix 5.1 Countries without Malaysia Embassy- Visa On Arrival
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.
Student accommodation is available at our Dubai and Malaysia campuses.
UK campuses accommodation
On-campus student accommodation may be available. We cannot guarantee an offer of on-campus accommodation so please contact the Edinburgh campus On-campus Accommodation Officer at email@example.com or on +44 131 451 3385. The Accommodation Office also provides advice and support for accessing off-campus private accommodation.
Scottish Borders Campus (Textiles and Design students)
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.
If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact the student accommodation unit at MYaccommodation@hw.ac.uk.
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.
UK campuses tuition fees
Dubai campus students transferring to a UK campus pay the international fee minus a 10% discount.
Banking and budgeting
Read our guidance for opening a UK bank account and managing your finances while in the UK.
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.
The academic calendar lists semester dates, examinations and other key dates throughout the year.
Cultural differences and travel
Visitors to the UK
The Global Student Office is based in the Student Service Centre at the Edinburgh campus. The GSO provides advice and assistance to international students based at our UK campuses.
Starting at the UK campuses
Find out about what will happen during your few first weeks at the UK campuses, including induction and enrolment. There are also new A-Z Student Guide for Edinburgh and Scottish Borders with information about the campus such as student services.
Visitors to Malaysia
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.