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Heriot-Watt University

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Established in 1966, the Heriot-Watt University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Edinburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Scotland. This institution also has branch campuses in Dubai, Putrajaya, Galashiels and Orkney. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, Heriot-Watt University (HW) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. Heriot-Watt University (HW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 58-year-old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HW also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Heriot-Watt University's Control Typepublic


Heriot-Watt University's Entity Typenon-profit


Heriot-Watt University' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Heriot-Watt University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) Oilthigh Heriot-Watt
Acronym HW
Founded 1966 Origins date back to 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinbourgh
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University Location

Address Edinburgh Campus Riccarton
EH14 4AS Scotland
United Kingdom
Heriot-Watt University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Heriot-Watt University Phone Number +44 (131) 449 5111
Heriot-Watt University Fax Number +44 (131) 449 5153
Other locations Dubai, Putrajaya, Galashiels and Orkney

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Heriot-Watt University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Heriot-Watt University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Heriot-Watt University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Heriot-Watt University.

Heriot-Watt University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Heriot-Watt University's admission information.

Heriot-Watt University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Heriot-Watt University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Heriot-Watt University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Heriot-Watt University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Heriot-Watt University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Heriot-Watt University has more than 3600 international students.

Heriot-Watt University's Admission Office Admission Office

(131) 451 3376

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Heriot-Watt University.

Heriot-Watt University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Heriot-Watt University has an enrollment range of 9,000-9,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Heriot-Watt University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

Heriot-Watt University's Control Type Control Type

Heriot-Watt University is a public higher education institution.

Heriot-Watt University's Entity Type Entity Type

Heriot-Watt University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Heriot-Watt University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Heriot-Watt University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

Not reported

Religious Affiliation

Heriot-Watt University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Heriot-Watt University's main facilities:

Heriot-Watt University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Heriot-Watt University's Library

Heriot-Watt University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Heriot-Watt University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Heriot-Watt University's main services:

Heriot-Watt University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Heriot-Watt University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Heriot-Watt University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Heriot-Watt University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Heriot-Watt University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Heriot-Watt University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Heriot-Watt University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Privy Council

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Heriot-Watt University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
  • National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people, the (NRCPD)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Heriot-Watt University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Heriot-Watt University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Heriot-Watt University's Facebook page Heriot-Watt University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Heriot-Watt University's X (formerly Twitter) page Heriot-Watt University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Heriot-Watt University's YouTube channel Heriot-Watt University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Heriot-Watt University's Instagram page Heriot-Watt University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Heriot-Watt University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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