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Heriot-Watt University

Address: Edinburgh Campus, Boundary Rd N, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

Description Heriot-Watt University

  • Year of foundation: 1821
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Number of students: 10500
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Language learning: English.

At one of the largest universities in Britain, you will receive a quality education, a wide range of academic programs and you will be able to get acquainted with innovative approaches to learning and science.

The university has a rich history. Initially, this school was created as a school of arts named after the Scottish inventor James Watt. A few years later, the educational institution merged with the trust of the famous financier and jeweler George Heriot, and since 1966 the university has been functioning as a multidisciplinary educational institution with particularly strong and sought-after polytechnic areas.

Thanks to the high-class teaching, active research activities and international orientation, the university is on the highest lines of world and national rankings:

  • The university is in the top 35 universities in the United Kingdom
  • The Dubai branch ranks 7th thanks to a large number of foreign students.
  • The university is considered the 8th oldest university in Britain.
  • The university has the 2nd technopark in Europe
  • According to The Guardian, the university ranks second in terms of the quality of teaching in such areas as urban planning and housing planning, and 3rd in the field of finance.

In one of the oldest universities in Britain, you can get an education in a wide range of specialties:

  • Faculty of "Linguistics and Management": accounting, finance, economics, cultural studies, languages, etc.
  • "Anthropogenic environment": construction, design, expertise and much more
  • "Design and Textiles": a study of the textile industry and fashion
  • "Natural sciences and mechanical engineering": chemical technology, computer technology, electrical engineering
  • Life Sciences: Exploring Human Impact on Ecosystems
  • "Mathematics and Computing": actuarial mathematics, computing, statistics, etc.

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

Program name


  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 18+
  • Duration of studying: 3-5 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The university has about 165 undergraduate programs, the cost of program will depend on the specifics of the course.

Examples of undergraduate programs:

  • Computer Systems BSc
  • Fashion Technology BSc
  • Mathematics and Computer Science BSc
  • Structural Engineering BEng


  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 20+
  • Duration of studying: 3-4 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

The university has about 211 undergraduate programs: the cost will depend on the features and duration of program. Examples of graduate programs:

  • Actuarial Science PGDip
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering PGDip
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management MSc
  • Information Technology (Business) MSc

Pre-university education

  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Duration of studying: 1 year
  • Language of instruction: English.

Prepare for admission to this university in the following areas:

  • Business;
  • Finance;
  • Engineering.

In this program, students are engaged in improving their English proficiency and tighten knowledge in priority areas.

from 285 £ / week

English for Academic Purposes

  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Duration of studying: 3-13 weeks
  • Language of instruction: English.

The course of English is aimed at expanding vocabulary, acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills necessary for effective study in an English-speaking environment. Studying takes place in small classrooms in favorable conditions that will help the student to adapt and feel more confident. Experienced teachers work with students, following an individual methodology that helps to track the progress of each student.

from 8 000 £ / year


  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 18+
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Language of instruction: English.

The preparatory program for applicants to postgraduate programs fully meets the requirements and needs of foreign students who intend to study in an English-speaking environment.

Students are waited by the studying: the intensive occupations focused on practice, work in groups, performance of creative tasks.

from 15 000 £ / year


  • Dates: early September
  • Age of students: 21+
  • Duration of studying: 3-4 years
  • Language of instruction: English.

A prestigious business school operates on the basis of the university, in which you will receive relevant and practice-oriented knowledge.

Accommodation, housing and food

In Edinburgh, the students have a dormitory for 2 thousand people, where the conditions for the students are most comfortable:

  • Cozy rooms with bathrooms and kitchens
  • Lounge area
  • The Internet
  • Laundry.

Events Heriot-Watt University

The university has an extensive program of extracurricular activities, which will make it possible to usefully spend your free time:

  • Drama club
  • School of Music
  • Robotics Club
  • Team sports - football, basketball, baseball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Vocals
  • Chorus
  • Jazz department
  • Ensemble
  • The photo
  • Art.

Equipment Heriot-Watt University

On the campus of 340 acres there is a real campus with numerous modern facilities that will make students' lives as comfortable as possible:

  • Educational buildings
  • Conference rooms
  • Stadiums
  • Canteens and cafeterias
  • Libraries
  • Engineering laboratory
  • Computer classrooms
  • Science laboratories
  • Recreation centers
  • Center for sports therapy
  • Football field
  • Medical Center
  • Coffee shops
  • Restaurants
  • The shops
  • Tourist centre
  • Studios of creativity.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of training will be:

  1. Undergraduate, graduate, pre-university training: £ 11,000-15,000
  2. MBA: from £ 15,000
  3. Pre-Masters: from £ 8,000.

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

Applications for undergraduate programs are submitted through UCAS in advance - 1 year in advance. The application for admission to the magistracy is submitted online on the official website of the university no later than three months before the start of the semester.

Entry conditions

  • Fill out an online application
  • Fill in the insurance form
  • Age of students: 18+ for undergraduate and 21+ for postgraduate programs
  • Certificate of attendance of pre-university courses
  • 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 Master Degree - 6.5 IELTS and 600 TOEFL points

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

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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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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