• Heriot-Watt College With a focus on business, engineering, design, and the physical and biological sciences, he is well-respected worldwide.
  • One of Scotland's most contemporary universities with a global reach is Heriot-Watt University, which is also kind, hospitable, and culturally diverse. It was granted the 2018 title of "International University of the Year" by Times Higher Education.
  • Ninety-five percent of Heriot-Watt first-degree alumni found employment or continued their education within six months of graduation, making it the highest-paid university in Scotland (Times Higher Education). Because of the core of Heriot-Watt's research-informed curriculum, international businesses actively seek our graduates.

Past Events

Founded in 1821 as the Edinburgh School of Arts, the world's first institute of mechanics, Heriot-Watt University is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the United Kingdom. In 1966, it was established as a university by Royal Charter. High-quality instruction and hands-on learning are traditions at the university. With five campuses—including ones in Malaysia with more than 1,200 students and Dubai with almost 4,000—this university is really worldwide.

Modern campuses of Heriot-Watt University are located in Edinburgh, Kuala Lumpur, and Dubai and offer a distinctive learning atmosphere. The main campus in Edinburgh is spread across 380 acres and includes residential buildings, residence halls for students, libraries, sports and health facilities, and the student union office. The Dubai campus facilitates exchange programs between the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. In Putrajaya, Malaysia, the purpose-built campus is regarded as the first "green campus."

Ranking and Accomplishments

Ranked 45th in the Guardian University Guide, 57th in the Times University Guide, and 281st in the QS World University Rankings for 2023 respectively.

In the REF2021, engineering research at Heriot-Watt University was scored as 96% world-leading and internationally excellent in a joint submission with the University of Edinburgh, while 97% of the research in physics was ranked as world-leading and internationally exceptional.


Infrastructure, Geoscience, Energy, and Society

Physical sciences and engineering

Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Social Sciences with Edinburgh Business School included

Design and Textiles.


  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Dissection of the Fee Schedule

International students must pay fees between £13,500 and £17,440.

Awards for Scholarships

  • £10m to support scholarships for tuition (with £3m designated for students in the rest of the United Kingdom).
  • £1.5 million to provide RUK students with maintenance bursaries (living expenses).
  • £7.5 million to fund bursaries and scholarships for domestic, international, and EU students.

In addition to UK scholarships for overseas students, the university provides Scottish students with a number of bursaries and scholarships. Selective access scholarships are available from the university to students from low-income families, as well as those with prior caregiving experience and other similar backgrounds.

International Merit Awards

International students are welcome at Heriot-Watt University. The International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Awards are intended to assist students in financing their education at any of the accredited UK campuses offering taught postgraduate or undergraduate programmes situated in Edinburgh.

  • Undergraduate merit awards
  • Commendation rewards for postgraduate studies
  • View Heriot Watt University's available bursaries and scholarships.
  • Scholarships for undergraduates
  • Scholarships for postgraduate work
  • Scholarships for research
  • Pakistan and the MENA

Assistance for Students

International students can get help and support from Heriot-Watt University's International Students Advice Office. They will offer helpful guidance on a variety of topics, including opening a bank account in the UK, driving within the country, requesting a police visa renewal, making local travel arrangements, and much more. The International Student Guide also offers helpful information before to travel. The International Student Advice Office at Heriot-Watt also provides airport pickups at the start of every term, along with a host of welcome and orientation events.

Students can use a range of NHS dental and medical facilities. All students can get counseling through the student health team. Students can easily access internet resources, groups, and mental health counseling or mentoring. In addition to financial, housing, and safety help, there is round-the-clock online support via the Big White Wall. help for adjusting to university life is also provided.

Student Life

Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, is often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities and an ideal destination to live and study. This city is distinct, well-known for its magnificent architecture and internationally recognized events. Students can visit hundreds of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and clubs in Edinburgh, a beautiful city with a mix of modern and traditional establishments. Numerous museums and galleries, along with Edinburgh Zoo and Castle, are among the many attractions. You can also head outside to explore Portobello Beach or climb Mount Arthur. Edinburgh's festivals welcome millions of tourists each year. These include of science and film, the arts celebration, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Over 60 student organizations can be found in the Herriot Watt Student Union, including faith-based organizations, a medieval society, and a well-known brewing club. Edinburgh offers live music and club nights, pubs, cafés, and quiz evenings. Activities are offered by the Scottish Borders Campus at the Thread. The SU also represents efforts for change and students. The Advice Center provides advice and assistance with many aspects of student life, including support and guidance.


The UK accommodation office at Heriot-Watt University assigns students to campus areas and, if needed, facilitates their search for off-campus housing. There are more than 1,600 spots available on the Edinburgh Campus, and both shared and private rooms are offered. There are 200 self-catered rooms and apartments on the Scottish Borders Campus, and Heriot-Watt University also rents out apartments in the city center and off campus.

Heriot-Watt University ensures that every first-year student receives an offer of housing, either on or off campus. Accommodation choices include broadband, Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, a community lounge, and self-catering apartments or rooms.

Move around

The Scottish Borders and Heriot-Edinburgh Watt campuses are well connected by transportation. Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, has well-established domestic and international travel connections. Edinburgh Campus may be reached by car in just five minutes from Edinburgh Airport, which offers regular direct flights to a number of locations like New York, London (about an hour away), Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, and Zurich.

The city is home to a network of both on and off-road bike lanes, one of which connects the university to the city center. Additionally, buses depart the campus for the city. With connections to England and Scotland, Edinburgh's two main train stations can get you to London in roughly 4.5 hours.


Including the main campus in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, the Dubai Campus in Dubai Academic City, the Orkney Campus in the far north of Scotland, a new campus in Putrajaya, Malaysia, specifically for MBA students, and a partnership with West London College, there are six campuses of Heriot-Watt. One of the most advanced campuses in the UK is the main one, which is situated not far from Edinburgh.

Public transit is easily accessible from Heriot-Watt University's campuses in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh has great access to both domestic and international transit due to its prominence as the capital of Scotland. An hour's drive south of Edinburgh is the charming market town of Galashiels, home to the Scottish Borders Campus.