Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Employability

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

History and heritage

Pioneering roots since 1821 when we founded the world’s first Mechanics Institute, delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.

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.

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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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.

Please remember to check the UCAS deadlines before submitting your application. Good luck!

HOW TO APPLY

Our rankings

Top UK Rankings

Top 35 in the UK

COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020
TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020

Graduate Salaries

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

TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2019

Quality Education

Ranked in the top ten for Building, Chemical Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020

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.

Capped tuition fees

Do you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland? If you choose to study a BA/BSc/MA degree with us, you’ll only pay for 3 years even if you study for a 4-year honours degree, saving you £9,250 over the duration of your studies.

BROWSE SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

£19 million worth of scholarships and bursaries

100s of students supported

Do you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland?

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 PARTCIPATION

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.

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