Travel arrangements and arrival
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.
- 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
- Appendix 5.2 Commonwealth Countries - No Single Entry Visa or VOA is required.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.