Why choose Heriot-Watt?
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.
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.
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.
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 2021 entry. Applications for 2022 entry open in May 2021.HOW TO APPLY
Top UK Rankings
Top 35 in the UK
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1st in Scotland, joint 17th in UK for graduate salaries six months after graduation
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Ranked in the top ten for Building, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
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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 and, for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, thanks to a foundation bursary you pay the same tuition fees as you would for a three-year degree.
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 virtual events.
Living on campus is a great way to meet others. We have a range of student accommodation within easy reach of teaching facilities.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, we are one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.