Your graduation ceremony is a special and significant day and an opportunity to celebrate all that you have achieved. We want to ensure it is a day you remember and cherish for the rest of your life.

The online application system will open on Tuesday 28th September for our Winter 2021 ceremonies and we can confirm the following dates:

Location Dates
Dubai* 26 - 29 November 2021
Edinburgh* 4, 6 - 10 December 2021
Malaysia* 11 - 13 February 2022

*Please note that due to covid restrictions at the time of your graduation, we will advise you on the protocol to be followed at each venue prior to your ceremony date.

More information about when registration for these ceremonies will be open will be available soon.

Did you graduate in 2020 or Summer 2021?

The Student Records and Awards team will contact 2020/Summer 2021 graduates directly via the personal email address we hold for you. In the meantime, you can get regular alumni updates via the LinkedIn group.

If the dates this Winter are not suitable for you, we will also be arranging additional ceremonies in June and July 2022 to mark the end of our bi-centennial celebrations.

On this website you will find information on:


Postponement, Cancellation and Rescheduled Graduation Ceremonies

Heriot-Watt University will use its best endeavours to keep to the scheduled dates, times and venues for graduation ceremonies. However, due to circumstances outside the control of the University, ceremonies may be delayed, relocated to another venue or postponed. Please note, the schedule of ceremonies is based upon student attendance. In the event that a ceremony is over or under subscribed, arrangements may be made to change the time of your ceremony.

The University also reserves the right to cancel any graduation ceremony and reception for reasons beyond its control.  Circumstances may include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, or any other incident that renders the venue unsafe to use; terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act); natural disaster; pandemic or a period of national mourning.

Where any of these circumstances occur, Heriot-Watt University is not responsible for any inconvenience, losses or costs that may be occasioned by such event. 

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey is conducted by HESA on behalf of all UK higher education providers, capturing information about the activities and opinions of graduates after they finish their studies. All leavers whose studies were based in the UK are asked to complete the survey.  As a Heriot-Watt graduate your responses are very important to us to help current and future students gain insight into their potential career destinations.  We would be grateful if you could consent to hearing from the Watt Club during the graduation registration process and please update your contact details to make sure that you receive the survey.

Key information

Student Service Centre