Why choose Heriot-Watt?



95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.


Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to our Dubai or Malaysia campuses, expanding your horizons along the way.

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Discover Edinburgh

One of the world’s most beautiful cities with an exceptional quality of life, Scotland’s capital is a great place to live and study.

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Travel Home Bursary

A £1,500 payment will be paid to all new students, identified as 'Rest of UK' by fee status. Moving away from home can be daunting and this allows you to get home when you need to!


Apply now

Have you found a degree programme that you want to study? If so, please apply using UCAS. There's a lot of help and guidance on the UCAS website and on the form itself.

Learn more about applying for 2023 entry. The deadline is 25 January 2023 at 18:00 for the majority of courses.


Our rankings

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Top UK Rankings

Top 30 in the UK


First in Scotland

Graduate Salaries

1st in Scotland, joint 17th in UK for graduate salaries six months after graduation


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Student Facilities

1st in Scotland, 3rd in the UK for the amount spent on student facilities


Scholarships and funding

We know that financing your studies is an important consideration which is why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that you do not need to repay.

Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland presently pay tuition fees to study in Scotland. The variable tuition fee is presently £9,250 per year, regulated by the Government.

New for 2022, the Rest of UK (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) Travel Bursary of £1,500 will be paid to all new students beginning their studies, identified as a Rest of UK student for fee status purposes. Heriot-Watt appreciates that moving away from home for the first time can be daunting. This bursary should allow you to return home at several points throughout the academic year!

GBP 19 million

£19 million worth of scholarships and bursaries


100s of students supported

72 new

72 brand new Heriot-Watt scholarships launched in 2017

Flexible study options

Scottish degree programmes are designed to include 4 years of study. However at Heriot-Watt University, many students have the opportunity to complete their honours degree over 3 years.

You might want to check out the information on our How to Apply page as we also provide an application checklist which will help you through the process.

Please remember to check the UCAS deadlines.


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Student Support

Coming to university is one of the biggest moves you'll ever make. The years ahead will be fun, exciting and fulfilling but there may be times when you'll need some help and advice. We have a range of support services with friendly, approachable staff who are trained to listen and provide you with the advice, support and information you need throughout your time with us.

Health and wellbeing

Staying healthy, both physically and mentally, ensures you make the most of your student experience.

Disability support

Our disability service is here to provide you with advice, guidance and help with accessing the support you need.

Widening Participation

We are committed to widening participating in higher education and offering opportunities to study for students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Study resources

A range of web applications are available to enable you to complete key tasks remotely.

Your career

Our career service helps students and graduates to make informed career choices by providing professional careers guidance.