Our heritage dates back to 1821 since when our community of scholars has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. We are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.
Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019).
It offers a vibrant student experience with a global outlook, housing its main campus in Edinburgh, but also featuring bases in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
Heriot-Watt prides itself on being a truly global university, with over 30,000 students across the world and partner institutions in 150 countries. Students at Heriot-Watt find the world opened up to them, as well as a high-quality education, with the university ranked 37th in the world for its global outlook (THE 2019). In 2018, it was named International University of the Year by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Offering a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Heriot-Watt specialises in business, engineering, design plus physical, social and life sciences. It places a focus on subjects which can impact the real world and society, with students going on to have a major impact around the globe.
With consistently high rankings across various key university league tables, Heriot-Watt is regarded as a world-class university with favourable recognition for things such as research, student satisfaction, graduate employability and teaching quality.
Its three Scottish campus in Edinburgh, Orkney and the Scottish Borders offer access to inspiring surroundings, top-class facilities and a welcoming, multi-cultural environment in the UK. Elsewhere, it pioneered the first campus of its kind in Dubai with a modern learning setting, since mirrored in Kuala Lumpur to create one of Malaysia’s most innovative universities. With competitively priced tuition fees, it represents a high-quality and globally-accessible institution.