Heriot Watt University Finance Office

Heriot Watt University Finance Office

It’s important that you plan ahead to manage costs of achieving your university qualification.

Your financial responsibilities

All students are charged tuition fees. You will either be paying your own fees, or a sponsoring organisation or funding body will be paying them for you. Find out more about how your tuition fees are paid.

You can download a PDF with full details on your financial responsibilities as an undergraduate or a postgraduate.

Managing your money

Most students have to pay for their living costs by working part-time or by borrowing money. Money might be borrowed through a student loan, or a bank or building society overdraft. Download our student finance guide for more information:

Financial support

Find out more about paying your tuition fees, and the possible sources of finance available to you while you study:

  • Scholarships & bursaries
  • Financial support

Heriot Watt University Finance Office

Your living costs while a student will vary depending on your situation, but you should expect to spend around £8,500 on living expenses during each academic year (9 months). This is only a guide figure and, of course, the amount you actually do spend is very much down to lifestyle choice.

Heriot-Watt University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you pay for your education and other living costs while you are studying at university.

In addition, there may be other forms of financial support available to you from UK governments, depending on your circumstances and eligibility.

Financial support for students from Scotland

Students from Scotland may be eligible for a Student Loan, a Young Students’ Bursary, an Independent Students’ Bursary, an Additional Loan and Supplementary grants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Financial support for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales

Government loans and grants are available to help cover the costs of tuition fees and living costs. The types of loan and the amount of financial support that you are eligible to receive will vary depending on your circumstances.