Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus is a satellite campus of Heriot-Watt University based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2005, it was the first campus of an overseas university to open in Dubai International Academic City. After 180 years' provision of world-renowned education in the UK, Heriot-Watt was invited to Dubai to provide specialised programmes in the fields of management, engineering, built environment, food science and fashion.
With a history dating back to 1821, we have a long tradition of excellence and a proven track record in educating, inspiring and challenging the professionals of tomorrow. We are one of the top UK universities for business and industry and have an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research. We have been consistently ranked as a top provider of higher education across a number of key university ratings and rankings. From our research performance to student satisfaction, graduate employability and the quality of our teaching, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus' status as a world-class university has been confirmed by several independent bodies.
In 2019, Heriot-Watt signed a 10-year lease for a brand-new 218,000 sq. ft campus in Dubai Knowledge Park, thereby building on its commitment to deliver high quality education and research in Dubai. Staff and students moved to the new campus in January 2021 – the same year Heriot-Watt celebrates its founding bicentenary.
This move marks a historic milestone for the University and ensures students will enjoy the benefits of an enriched learning experience and outstanding graduate outcomes for many years to come. The move is a key part of delivering Heriot-Watt’s ambitious six-year strategy for the University and demonstrates our commitment to the region and growth plans for the future. The modern campus is set to enhance further the student experience with a digitally enabled learning environment supporting the delivery of the University’s portfolio of programmes including in Data Science, Computing and AI, business, accounting and finance, psychology, architecture and design, construction and engineering. It will include a dedicated student hub, a central student services centre, enhanced library and social learning spaces, as well as the wide range of digitally enhanced classrooms, seminar rooms, studios, and laboratories. The University’s in-house recording studios will also allow the creation of digital materials for a more engaging and interactive learning experience.
Dubai Knowledge Park is adjacent to Dubai Media City as well as Dubai Internet City and holds more than 500 businesses and has established itself as a centre of excellence for higher education and professional developmen. The new business and enterprise locale will generate increased opportunities for students to engage directly with business and industry, providing graduates with unique learning experiences.
Here are some reasons why you should consider studying at Heriot Watt University Dubai
Your C2C counsellor will advise you on scholarship criteria, eligibility and application deadlines
“Being a graduate of this institute has already helped me build contacts within the industry. Three years on from graduation, I am working for a firm handling one of the major projects currently under construction in Dubai. The offer for this job was received through the University careers advisory service, and with the help of the University, I’ve been working as a project engineer for almost two-and-a-half years.”
Ahad Butt BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Connect2Counsellors is an official representative of Heriot Watt University. This means that we can submit applications direct to the University and follow up with any queries. All our UK Counsellors are experienced counsellors, each has a proven track record in UK education counselling and UK student visa requirements. They are highly trained individuals having successfully placed many students with UK Universities and Colleges. Some have worked directly for UK universities so have in-depth knowledge on admission procedures and application processing.
A C2C counsellor will assist you with all aspects of applying to study in the UAE, this includes: