With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
We’re a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of our degrees with employers actively seeking out our graduates.
Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence. We deliver degree programmes to 29,000 students globally, have campuses in Dubai and Malaysia and boast the largest international student cohort in Scotland at our Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campuses.
The University currently ranks in the top 4% of universities globally in the QS University World Rankings 2016/2017 and frequently scores among the top universities in the UK for student satisfaction.
Heriot-Watt University's roots are in Scotland, but our ambition and reach are truly international. Wherever you choose to study with Heriot-Watt, we will enable you to become a highly employable citizen of the world.
The multi-cultural nature of our campuses means that they are diverse and fascinating communities, where students can learn from each other, providing an excellent foundation for a global career. Around one third of our students studying on campus in Scotland come from outside the UK.
Our programmes and research are informed by the needs of business and industry. We actively facilitate collaborations and partnerships, building strategic alliances and promoting knowledge transfer.
Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. Our programmes are designed to ensure that students receive a relevant, career-oriented education. As a result, more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme.