University Guides Heriot Watt University Scotland

Heriot Watt University is located in the thriving city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Known for its castle, which dominates the city’s skyline, Edinburgh offers a wide range of shop, restaurants, bars, places of interest, social and leisure facilities.

Heriot Watt University is a research and learning facility which has four campuses based in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney and Dubai. The university caters for graduate and postgraduate students offering courses ranging from Accountancy and Business Law to Engineering with International Studies.


The university’s entry requirements are by means of assessment which takes into consideration formal qualifications, skills and experience.



The university’s main campus is located on the outskirts of the city in three hundred and eighty acres of parkland. The campus provides everything to meet the student’s needs including accommodation, teaching and learning facilities, sports resources, childcare, shops, eating outlets, student union, bank, library, archive and museum.

Scottish Borders Campus

Located in the busy textile town of Galashiels, which is approximately forty five miles from Edinburgh. The campus, which is within easy reach of the town, is home to courses relating to textiles and design. The self-contained campus provides student accommodation, teaching and learning facilities, library, child care, student’s union and catering outlets.

There is a regular bus service which runs between Edinburgh and the Borders campuses.


The university campus is located in the Dubai International Academic City.


Located in the pretty harbour town of Stromness, the campus is part of the Heriot Watts Institute of Petroleum Engineering and is home to the International Centre for Island Technology.

Student Supports

The university offers a wide range of support for all students including children’s nursery, counselling, healthcare, international students, spiritual well-being, learning and disability.


The university guarantees accommodation for all first year students. Located in the Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders campuses, the university offers self-catering accommodation for over a thousand students.  The accommodation is varied and can be single rooms in halls of residence or shared flats. Accommodation for students with disabilities is available.

The Students’ Union

The students’ union is an independent resource for all students. The students’ union provides a number of facilities including bars, eating places, support, sports and social clubs.

The university offers open days for prospective students and prospectus can be obtained from the university’s website or by contacting Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH14 4AS,