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Student life

We are a vibrant, forward-looking university offering a high quality learning experience and a welcoming and friendly environment. With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, we are one of the leading UK universities for business and industry. We educate the technologists, professionals and thinkers of tomorrow and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.


Location

Our global campuses are situated in some of the world's most inspiring locations. Each offers superb facilities, safe surroundings and international welcome.

Our students can study in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, or a combination of these locations. Each of our campuses offers a unique learning environment close to the exciting and vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

At Heriot-Watt, you have the opportunity to become a global student by taking part in an Inter-Campus Transfer, Erasmus+ or Exchange. Studying abroad is a unique opportunity and likely to provide some of your most memorable life experiences.

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to meet people, discover new interests and develop your life skills. It can build your confidence, develop your adaptability and hone your resourcefulness, which are all important personal attributes valued by employers.

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Facilities & Accommodation

Edinburgh Campus

There are over 2000 residential places available on our Edinburgh Campus, conveniently located within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union.

Scottish Borders Campus

There are over 200 self-catered rooms and flats on the Scottish Borders Campus, and the University also leases flats off-campus and in the town centre.

Orkney Campus

There are no halls of residence or University leased flats at the Orkney Campus, but our support staff in Orkney can provide detailed information on accommodation within Stromness and Orkney.

Dubai Campus

The student accommodation at our Dubai Campus comprises safe, secure and comfortable student accommodation on campus.

Malaysia Campus

Off-campus student accommodation options are provided in Cyberjaya about 10-15 minutes' drive from Putrajaya. A free shuttle bus operates between the student residences and the campus and there is also easy access to public transportation.

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What our students say

Hear what our students have to say about studying at Heriot-Watt University!

 

 

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Key facts & figures

  • As the eighth oldest Higher Education Institution in the UK, we have encouraged innovation since 1821.
  • Approximately 29,000 students study Heriot-Watt degrees in over 30 countries around the world.
  • We are ranked in the Top 30 out of 121 universities by the Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt University 9th in the UK for impact, with 82% of research ranked world-class.
  • We have campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia. Heriot-Watt students can take advantage of our international campus locations by transferring to another location for a semester, a year or longer.
  • In 2016, our Edinburgh Campus became home to Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, a stunning £33 million purpose-built sports facility. This cutting-edge development transforms Heriot-Watt into the training hub for, among others, Scotland’s national football and rugby squads.

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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