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HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY - [HW], EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Edinburgh, ScotlandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1821Established Year
  9158Enrollment

Heriot-Watt University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Heriot-Watt University is a public university situated in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. With multiple campuses across the globe and 53 Approved Learning Partners(ALPs), Heriot-Watt has the oldest graduate club in the UK. It has an international reputation because of its strength in engineering and science and is considered to be one of the most diverse and inclusive universities to study in the UK.

Rankings

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, Heriot-Watt is ranked under top 300 (251-30) universities in the world

As per THE's 'Table of Tables', Heriot-Watt is placed at #27 in the UK and at #3 in Scotland

The Complete University Guide 2020 ranks the University at #35 in the UK and #6 in Scotland

Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks Heriot-Watt University at #61 in the UK and #8 in Scotland

ARWU (Shanghai Rankings) lists it in the top 600 University of the world

Heriot-Watt University Highlights

Year of Establishment1821
University TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
Establishment Year1966
Endowment£8.9 million
Total Enrolment30,000+
Mode of ProgramFull time, distance and online
Graduate job rate80%
Official websitehw.ac.uk

Programs, Campus and Residence

Programs

Heriot-Watt University has five academic schools. They offer a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs to students. However, campuses in Dubai and Malaysia may offer different and limited courses in their schools. The five schools are:

  • Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society
  • Engineering and Physical Science
  • Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Textiles and Design

Campus

Heriot-Watt has five campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Dubai and Malaysia- a global university in true sense.

In the United Kingdom alone, it has campuses in Edinburgh, Orkney, and Scottish Borders

Accommodation

There are various student housing facilities available on all campuses. Different campuses have different types of accommodation with varying facilities. Some of these are mentioned below:

  • Edinburgh Campus- The campus at Edinburgh has 2,000 residential places ready to accommodate students with varying rooms and budgets. All of them are for single occupancy and self-catered.
  • Scottish Border Campus- The Jean Muir Student Village has a lot of options for students ranging from study bedrooms to studios. The average annual rent ranges from 5,680-8,250 pounds.
  • Orkney Campus- On-campus accommodation is not offered here. However, the staff support provides detailed information for those seeking accommodation in the nearby properties ranging from single bedroom sets to triple room properties. The average monthly rent can range from 330-500 pounds.
  • Dubai Campus- Provides accommodation to students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Room types range from Twin sharing to private bedrooms costing AED 27,560 to AED 33,075.
  • Malaysia Campus- This campus provides only off-campus student accommodation managed by the university at Shaftsbury RYO Putrajaya and Kanvas Soho. All residences are hardly 10-15 drive from the campus for which a complimentary shuttle is provided. Students can also opt for other local residential options as per their budgetary and personal preferences.

Heriot-Watt University Admissions

Candidates can refer to the official website of the University for details regarding specific courses. Since there are multiple campuses of this university, admission and application requirements may vary with program and nationality.

Application Process

  • Application:
    • UG applications- Apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission (UCAS).
    • PG applications- Apply through University’s online application system
  • Application deadline: 
    • UG Courses: January 15th, for Medicine –October 15th 
    • PG Courses: Varies as per programs. For Entry into September sessions, applicants should apply by early August
  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, official degree completion certificate, Letter of Recommendations 
  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, personal statement, essay, and research proposal (for research programs).
  • English Proficiency Test: The acceptable English test scores are given below:
English TestUndergraduatePostgraduate
IELTS Academic6.06.5
iBT TOEFL8090
PTE50-5758-64
HWU EnglishGrade cGrade c
Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency169-175176-184

Different programs offered by Heriot-Watt University may require course-specific tests and exams required to study in the UK. applicants must check individual program pages to ensure they fulfill all requirements.

Heriot-Watt University Cost of Living

International students applying through UCAS can find their exact tuition expenses by submitting the Fee Status Enquiry form. The cost of living will be determined by the course opted as well as the applicant's nationality. Edinburgh has a comparatively lower cost than other UK cities. Estimate cost of living on and off-campus for UK Campuses is tabulated below: 

ExpensesCost in Pounds(Monthly)
Hall Fees£500- £735
Food/Toiletries/Laundry£175
Social£140
Mobile Phone£25
Books and EquipmentMay vary
Travel£1.80/per bus ticket
Total£865- £1,100

Living in a rented flat may vary according to the type of accommodation and facilities being availed. The estimated monthly cost including food and travel is £923.

Heriot-Watt University Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Meritorious students receive many scholarships and financial aids, some of the scholarships have been listed below:-

  • Undergraduate Merit Award - £1,500 - £3,000 in the first year of study. The entry date for this scholarship is September 2020.
  • Postgraduate Merit Award - £1,500 - £3,000 in the first year of study. The entry date for this scholarship is September 2020.
  • Overseas Scholarship Scheme: International students holding a first degree with a classification equivalent to a first-class B.Sc. degree. The scholarship amount is £2500 and the application deadline is June 30.

In addition to these, there are many other bodies providing financial support to international students in the UK.

Find a Program

Doctor of Business Administration [D.B.A]

PART TIME | ONLINE | DISTANCE
$ 7751st YEAR
FEES

6 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5
Offered by     Edinburgh Business School

Doctor of Business Administration [D.B.A]

PART TIME | ONLINE | DISTANCE
$ 7751st YEAR
FEES

6 YEARS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5
Offered by     Edinburgh Business School
$ 18,1231st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

$ 18,1271st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration


4 YEARS

Course Duration

$ 22,7661st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

$ 17,5741st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

$ 18,1231st YEAR
FEES

$ 18,1231st YEAR
FEES

$ 22,7661st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

$ 22,9271st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration


4 YEARS

Course Duration

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Heriot-Watt University Overview

Student Population9158
Average Cost of Attendance$22,927 / Year

Attendance Cost

$22,927

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$22,927 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,094 / Year

Schools, Faculties & Campuses

School

Edinburgh Business School

Avg. Fees: $21,469
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    College rating

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    8.3/10

    9/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    6/10placements
    7/10faculty
    10/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

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    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    READ THIS IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

    2+2 program lets me learn and go to a different part of the world and get educated at the same time which was desirable to make me a more global person. In addition to that, Heriot-Watt was a well-known university that had good accreditation like from IMechE.


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    The course curriculum is good but it could be pushed forward a bit meaning some of the stuff I'm doing in the 3rd year could've been done in the 2nd year because 1st year is mainly just basic stuff that most of us did in high school.

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    Hospital

    Riccarton General Practice0.09 Km
    assessment inc.2.6 Km
    Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh5.11 Km
    GRM Podiatry5.13 Km
    Beechwood House (Spire Murrayfield Hospital)5.13 Km
    Edinburgh Urology Specialists5.15 Km
    Firrhill Medical Centre5.18 Km
    Murrayfield Medical Centre5.41 Km
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    The William Fraser Centre6.84 Km
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    Heriot Watt Campus0.19 Km
    The Avenue0.24 Km
    The Avenue0.27 Km
    Boundary Road North0.41 Km
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    Ratho Pharmacy4.07 Km
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    Polwarth Pharmacy7.16 Km
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    Menzies Aviation2.73 Km
    Signature Flight Support EDI - Edinburgh Int'l Airport4.33 Km
    Edinburgh Airport5.24 Km
    Royal Air Force Kirknewton6.67 Km

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