About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University — public non-profit university. It is located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. As a part of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), European University Association (EUA), Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), Universities UK, Heriot-Watt University is actively building the academic environment in United Kingdom.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking — THE, which is based on 13 criterias, places the institution in 41 place.

Heriot-Watt University does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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International students
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Rating THE 2022

Heriot-Watt University tuition fees

Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 5,407 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 11,414 USD. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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Bachelor degree at Heriot-Watt University

It is not possible to enter an undergraduate program at Heriot-Watt University after the 11th grade. In United Kingdom, school education lasts longer than 11 years, so applicants need to complete one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.), or study for a year at a university in their home country. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum TOEFL score is 78. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.


Master's degree at Heriot-Watt University

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 6. TOEFL — 79 or higher. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at Heriot-Watt University.


Doctorate degree at Heriot-Watt University

If you decide to pursue a career in science and enroll in a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 90 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 6.5.


Heriot-Watt University campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in Edinburgh. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. Foreigners who come to Heriot-Watt University through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.


What to do after graduation

After graduation from the university, students can stay in the country for 1 year. To do this, you need to extend your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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