Why choose Heriot-Watt?
95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.
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.
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.
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!
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.HOW TO APPLY
Top UK Rankings
Top 30 in the UK
THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2022
1st in Scotland, joint 17th in UK for graduate salaries six months after graduation
TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2019
1st in Scotland, 3rd in the UK for the amount spent on student facilities
COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2023
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.SEARCH COURSES
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 are required!
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, your accommodation is guaranteed (be sure to apply by the August deadline) and you complete your degree in three years.
Study with us
Throughout the year, we hold open days for prospective students to visit our campuses. Find out more about these upcoming visit opportunities.
Living on campus is a great way to meet others. We have a range of student accommodation within easy reach of teaching facilities.