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Be Future Made with Heriot-Watt

It's time to make your future.

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

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Study in Edinburgh - voted 1st for student experience and 3rd safest city in the world. (YouGov poll)

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No. 1 provider in UK

No. 1 provider in the UK of global postgraduate degrees. (HESA 2020)

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Top 350

We’re proud to be rated in the top 350 universities in the world. (QS World University Rankings 2020)

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94% of international students in Scotland think it’s a good place to study. (ScotGov survey 2019)

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Our specialisms

Since 1821 we’ve been specialists in business, STEM and design subjects.

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On-site NHS Medical Practice

The University is fortunate to have a Medical Practice located on its Edinburgh Campus where all students, resident on-campus and within the City of Edinburgh, can register on arrival in the UK. As a registered patient at a GP surgery, students will be able to access the NHS services, including the vaccination programme and we strongly encourage all students moving to the Scottish Campuses use this great facility.

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We’re a global university with exciting locations in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

Our Edinburgh campus is set in stunning, spacious, green parkland close to the bustling city centre. You will have plenty of outdoor space to study and socialise in our beautiful, natural grounds. And you’re just a short bus ride away from soaking up the cultural and historic atmosphere in our capital city, Edinburgh – giving you the best of both worlds.

We have another two campuses in the UK: Scottish Borders and Orkney - both unique places to study and live.

UK campuses

Fees and funding

We are committed to attracting high-calibre postgraduate students with a variety of scholarships, up to £3,000. We are able to answer any questions you may have about the funding of your studies at

Fees and funding

Saltire Scholarships

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. Find out if you’re eligible.

Are you eligible?

Connected with industry

We’re immensely proud of our industry connections, here at Heriot-Watt. Our teaching is tailored to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to enter the workplace and hit the ground running right away. You will have the chance to work on live projects with global brands that will ensure your CV stands out once you’ve graduated.


Get the career that’s perfect for you

You’ll be well prepared for life after university. As well as our excellent industry connections, we have an award-winning careers service that offers professional, impartial and confidential advice. From help with application forms and CV’s to practicing interview techniques – they are on hand to ensure you are fully equipped to springboard into your chosen field of work.

Your career


We have different types of on-campus accommodation to suit your needs.

 A multi-million-pound investment programme has seen modern and improved student accommodation at our UK campuses. Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world and make lifelong friends.

Postgraduate accommodation

International students

Almost 30% of our students are international, as well as having a high percentage of international staff which creates a unique and cosmopolitan environment for learning.

International students

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