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Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Description Heriot-Watt University Dubai

  • Year of foundation: 2005
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Number of students: 8000
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Language learning: English.

It is a branch of the prestigious Scottish University, specializing in such specialties as oil production, engineering, construction, energy management, information technology.

Rankings and university achievements:

  • In the national ranking, the university in Dubai ranks 29th and is one of the most popular universities in the country. The university gained such popularity due to high-quality academic programs based on the British education system.
  • In Britain, Heriot-Watt University is in the top 40 universities in the country. About 8 thousand foreign students study in the branch in Dubai on the most popular programs - oil production, construction, engineering, etc.
  • According to the Guardian league table, the university is in the top 20 universities in Britain
  • Times Higher Education's World University Rankings has included the university in the 350 best universities in the world.

Faculties of the university:

  • Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Management and Languages
  • Mathematical Sciences and Informatics
  • Business School
  • Textiles and design.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Program name

Undergraduate in English

  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 18+
  • Duration of studying: 3-4 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

Education is possible in the afternoon and evening, the form of study is full-time.

List of undergraduate courses:

  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Marketing
  • Trade
  • Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Programming
  • Finance Department
  • Architectural direction
  • Faculty of Business
  • Management Psychology
  • Building
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Business management.


Master in English

  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 21+
  • Duration of studying: 1-2 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

Postgraduate education can be obtained in the following areas:

  • Civil Engineering and Management
  • Financial direction
  • Investments
  • Engineering in the oil and gas industry
  • Logistics
  • Energy industry
  • Business psychology
  • Property management
  • International business and its management
  • Internet Marketing
  • International marketing
  • Programming
  • Information Technology
  • Business strategies and leadership.
from 40 000 aed / year

Doctorate in English

  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 21+
  • Duration of studying: 1-2 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

You can get a degree in high school in the following areas:

  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Geodesy
  • Engineering
  • Power industry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Society and Infrastructure
  • Physical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Infrastructure.

Accommodation, housing and food

The main type of accommodation is comfortable residences located on campus, rooms of joint or separate accommodation. Students live in comfortable conditions with all necessary equipment and furniture.

Events Heriot-Watt University Dubai

  • Student magazine
  • Social projects
  • Scripting
  • Recreational activities and much more.


  • University graduates have excellent prospects to get a job in a large company in Dubai
  • Opportunities for leisure
  • Great location in the academic campus
  • There is a material encouragement of students.

Equipment Heriot-Watt University Dubai

The university is located in a large educational center, where 30 international universities are located, and has modern technical equipment and an excellent educational infrastructure:

  • Educational buildings
  • Conference rooms
  • Canteens and cafeterias
  • Libraries
  • Engineering laboratory
  • Computer classrooms
  • Science laboratories
  • Sports centers
  • Playing fields
  • Creativity studios
  • Trading infrastructure.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of training will be from 40,000 AED per year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All documents are strongly recommended to submit 6-10 months before the start of the semester.

Educational institution

Entry conditions

To enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs, you must:

  • Fill out an online application
  • Fill in the insurance form
  • Provide information on performance at previous places of study - certificate, bachelor or master degree

IELTS / TOEFL Examination Certificate:

  • Bachelor degree - 6.0 IELTS and 550 TOEFL points
  • For the master's degree - 6.5 IELTS and 600 TOEFL points.

In addition, you must provide for graduate and doctoral studies:

  • Help, which confirms the degree
  • Description of a protected thesis project.

Scholarships Heriot-Watt University Dubai

The university provides material support to students. Scholarship and financial assistance options:

  • Discount on program in the amount of $ 1000-1500. To get it, you need to apply for a discount and pay 10% of the total cost of study.
  • Discount for a one-time payment of tuition in the amount of 3% of the cost of each academic year.
  • Corporate discount for groups of students from 5 to 10%.
  • Scholarship, which covers 10% of the cost of study (for students who have decided to continue their studies at the university)
  • $ 1000 scholarship for two or more related students
  • Scholarship for excellent academic performance in the amount of 80% of the total cost of education or covering the cost of one year of study.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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