In 2021, Heriot-Watt University celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding in Scotland in 1821. From its beginnings as the world’s first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh, two centuries of innovation have led to what is today a unique international institution with campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia. The Royal Charter, gave Heriot-Watt its university status and was granted by Queen Elizabeth II on 4 March 1966.
The Edinburgh campus is set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland just outside the city centre. There is a regular bus service connecting the campus to the city centre.
Why you should study here
As one of the most progressive and international institutions based in Scotland, you will have the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically during your time at Heriot-Watt University.
You will become highly employable. 95% of Heriot-Watt students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
The very nature of a Heriot-Watt education ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out Heriot Heriot-Watt graduates as they are work-ready.
You will learn from world leading academics. The University's learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes, which apply knowledge to real world challenges
International Merit Scholarships
Students who have a first class degree, usually at 60% or above, will be given an international merit scholarship of £1500. Scholarship deadline for September 22 entry is 30th April 22. Contact one of our Counsellors for further information.