Heriot Watt University Admissions

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Heriot Watt University Admissions

For all general enquiries, please contact the relevant campus or school.

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Contact details for Heriot-Watt University campuses
Campus Address Telephone Email
Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh Campus
EH14 4AS
+44 (0) 131 449 5111 enquiries@hw.ac.uk
Scottish Borders Heriot-Watt University
Scottish Borders Campus
+44 (0) 8700 505152 enquiries@hw.ac.uk
Orkney Heriot-Watt University
Orkney Campus
The Old Academy
Back Road
KW16 3AW
+44 (0) 1856 850605 icit@hw.ac.uk
Dubai Heriot-Watt University
Dubai Campus
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 294345
United Arab Emirates
+971 4435 8700 dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
Malaysia Heriot-Watt University Malaysia,
No 1 Jalan Venna P5/2,
Precinct 5,
62200 Putrajaya,Malaysia
+603 8894 3888 hwum@hw.ac.uk

Academic Schools & Institutes

Contact details for Heriot-Watt University academic Schools & Institutes
School or Institute Telephone Email
School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society (incl Institute of Petroleum Engineering) +44 (0) 131 451 8363 egis-enquiries@hw.ac.uk
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences +44 (0) 131 451 3082 enquiries@eps.hw.ac.uk
School of Social Sciences +44 (0) 131 451 4201 enquiries@sml.hw.ac.uk
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences +44 (0) 131 451 3432 enquiries@macs.hw.ac.uk
School of Textiles and Design +44 (0) 1896 892133 enquiries@tex.hw.ac.uk
Edinburgh Business School +44 (0) 131 451 3090 enquiries@ebs.hw.ac.uk

Apply online

You can apply for all programmes (except Edinburgh Business School programmes) using our online application form.


You must create an account to use the online application form. You don’t have to complete the application in one session; you can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.

Edinburgh Business School MBA applicants

To apply for the Edinburgh Business School on-campus MBA Programme, please contact:
Edinburgh Business School
MBA Programme
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
Website: ebsglobal.net/on-campus-dubai
Email: DubaiMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk
Telephone: + 971 4 4358770

PhD applicants

If you are interested in our PhD opportunities please review the supporting document and Research Proposal requirements for the PhD before completing the application form.

Supporting documents
Application fee*
When to apply

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

All of our programmes have an intake in September, but some programmes also offer an additional intake in January.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won’t be able to access library or online services).

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