The University foundation is in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world. Read the story of Heriot-Watt University
It is known around the world for providing highly employable graduates, who have a distinctive, strong professional orientation. We aim to strengthen our graduates' attributes and skills further, through:
Research at Heriot-Watt spans the fundamental to the applied, through an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation and enterprise. It aims to:
The Careers Advisory Service aims to help students identify their career goals and develop the skills required to gain employment. We provide careers information on a range of topics including:
We identify and secure student internships which are compulsory for certain programmes while optional for others. Careers events will be organised during the academic year to introduce students to employers and provide networking and employment opportunities.
The Student Service Centre provides the administrative support for the registry functions and academic programmes. Staff provide guidance on a range of academic matters to ensure that students receive the right information. Main responsibilities include:
The two-storey library has been planned to cater for the different learning styles and preferences of students. Quiet study rooms have been provided for individual study while group study and discussion areas are provided for collaborative learning.
Students are supported in their learning with IT facilities including industry relevant software and the virtual learning environment (VLE). The VLE is a web-based integrated teaching and learning tool.
International Students are covered under an insurance provider through EMGS. Students receive this information during the orientation. A list of hospitals and clinics that accepts your insurance cards will be forwarded to you at the beginning of the first semester.
Heriot-Watt University engages in collaborative arrangements with partner institutions based in the UK and overseas. The University has primary and ultimate responsibility for academic standards and quality across all its provision. It works collaboratively with other bodies whose roles include accreditation, licencing and regulation in the UK and overseas.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.