Heriot-Watt University In Dubai

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Heriot-Watt University In Dubai

Heriot-Watt University Dubai is a branch campus of Heriot-Watt University based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2005, it was the first campus of an overseas university to open in Dubai International Academic City.


Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus opened initially in 2005 at the Dubai International Academic City University Complex.It originally started with 120 students, with plans to increase the number to 1,500 students within a 5-year time frame. However, the pace of its expansion outstripped this projection, and by 2010 it had reached its original capacity of 2,000 students.

Construction of Heriot-Watt University’s purpose-built campus in Dubai International Academic City began in 2010. This state of the art campus officially opened on 3 November 2011, increasing the capacity of Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus to 4,500 students.

In 2013 Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus opened its phase 2 campus extension boasting a 700-seater auditorium, male and female onsite accommodation, food court, gymnasium, indoor games room, food court, convenience store, and beauty salon.

As one of Dubai’s most successful international higher education providers, the student population has now grown to 3,700, with students from more than 90 different countries studying at the campus.

Heriot-Watt University In Dubai

This page explains how and when you pay your tuition fees for Dubai Campus study. You will find the tuition fee figures for the programme you are interested in alongside the programme description in the online prospectus.

Payment options

Students from the UAE can either pay the full tuition fee for the academic year in advance or take advantage of our tuition fee instalment payment plan.

Students from outside the UAE who require University visa sponsorship can either pay the full tuition fee for the academic year in advance or pay it in 4 equal instalments.

All students will be charged an application processing fee of AED 300, which is non-refundable and covers the cost of processing your application.

All students will need to pay the first instalment (equivalent to 10% of the first year fee along with a refundable security deposit of AED 1,000/-) at the time of accepting the offer in order to secure a place on the programme.

Undergraduate fees are guaranteed for the duration of the study.

You can pay either in cash or by local cheque made payable to Heriot-Watt University or by bank transfer to:

Bank Transfer details
Bank name HSBC Bank Middle East
Bank Address PO Box 66, Dubai, UAE
Account Number (AED) 030035307200 (IBAN : AE250200000030035307200)
Account Number (USD) 030035307211 (IBAN : AE190200000030035307211)

You will need to meet any bank charges incurred for any fees paid through credit card, bank/telegraphic transfer etc. in addition to the fee itself. You must also send a copy of the funds Telegraphic Transfer Issuing Advice, along with the application form, to help identify your payment. Please check with your bank when transferring the funds for details.

For further details on fee payment and instalment plans, please contact the Admissions Office.

Accommodation & transport fees

The tuition fees do not cover accommodation and transport costs. You will need to complete additional forms to register for these facilities.

Student Visa

If you would like Heriot-Watt University to sponsor your student visa to allow you to study on one of our programmes, please read our visa sponsorship requirements. You will also need to pay additional fees for this service.

Address: Dubai International Academic City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 361 6999
Founded: 2005
Vice Principal (Dubai): Professor Ammar Kaka