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9,615
Yes
780
3,316

Overview

Heriot-Watt University is valued for its pioneering research, informed by the global needs of business and industry. With a rich heritage stretching back to 1821, we are a truly global university bringing together scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.

We are specialists in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences – subjects which make a real impact on the world and society.

With our roots in Scotland, our ambition and reach are truly international.  We are a global university with around 29,000 students, five campuses and over 100 learning partners around the world. We are one of Scotland’s most international universities; around a third of Heriot-Watt students in Edinburgh are from outside the UK.

Our campuses are based in some of the world’s most inspiring locations in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia. Each offers superb facilities, safe surroundings and an international welcome. We have built connected and integrated learning environments close to the vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. 

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society - Dubai

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society - Malaysia

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences - Malaysia

School of Social Sciences

School of Textiles and Design - Dubai

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society - Malaysia

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Dubai

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Malaysia

School of Social Sciences

School of Textiles and Design - Dubai

University Highlights

Total students - 9,615

24%
76%

International students - 3,316

51%
49%

Total faculty staff - 780

379
401

Total students - 9,615

24%
76%

International students - 3,316

51%
49%

Total faculty staff - 780

401
379

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.