Heriot-Watt University

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world rank  314

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University Overview

Established in 1966, 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 the following locations: Dubai, Putrajaya, Galashiels, Orkney. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, Heriot-Watt University (HW) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. Heriot-Watt University (HW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. 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.

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University Identity

Acronym HW
Founded 1966 Origins date back to 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinbourgh

University Location

Address Edinburgh Campus Riccarton
EH14 4AS Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (131) 449 5111
Fax +44 (131) 449 5153
Other locations Dubai, Putrajaya, Galashiels, Orkney

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

(131) 451 3376

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Heriot-Watt University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council

Year of first Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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