Why choose Heriot-Watt?



95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.
GRID: Global research, innovation and discovery

Global research, innovation and discovery

GRID is a new ground-breaking facility to advance our global research, innovation and discovery. Located at the heart of the Edinburgh Campus, GRID is designed to excite tomorrow’s thinkers and challengers.

Sports Performance Centre

The purpose-built Oriam sports facility will support you to develop your full potential as an athlete, making our Edinburgh Campus a vibrant place of high-level sport.


Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way.


Apply to Heriot-Watt

How to apply

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.

Our Rankings


Top UK Ranking

Ranked 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020) and Top 40 in the UK out of 127 universities (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).


Graduate Salaries

After 6 months, Heriot-Watt graduates are 1st for salaries in Scotland and joint 17th in the UK (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).


Quality Education

We’re ranked in the top ten for Building, Chemical Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).


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.

Find out more about our tuition fees, our capped fees and financial support.

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19 million pounds

£19 million worth of scholarships and bursaries


100s of students supported

Heriot-Watt supports students from the UK and overseas, with a generous suite of scholarships and bursaries.


Do you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland?

Study with us and save £9,250 over the duration of your 4 year degree.

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.

Depending on your exam results, you have the option to start your degree in Year 1 or Year 2.

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Year 1

If you have a Year 2 offer from us and your results weren’t as good as you expected, don’t worry! If you meet entry requirements, you will automatically be considered for a Year 1 offer from us.

No retakes required and thanks to a foundation bursary, you pay the same tuition fees as you would for a three year degree.

Year 2

If you have a Year 1 offer and your results were better than expected - well done! You could opt to start in Year 2 and accelerate your degree.

You will still be able to experience all the fun of being a fresher! Students who enter in Year 2 are also eligible for our accommodation guaranteed and you complete your degree in three years.

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