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Heriott Watt University

University of Heriott Watt University

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With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made them one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

Heriot-Watt University is a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of our degrees with employers actively seeking out our graduates.

Interesting Facts about Heriot Watt University

  • Named after George Heriot, the 16th Century financier and James Watt, an 18th century inventor and engineer, the university have been challenging professional s of tomorrow for over 180 years.
  • Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
  • Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus brings high quality British education within easy reach of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Gulf and beyond.
  • Heriot-Watt was the first overseas university to open a campus in Dubai International Academic City.
  • The University’s award winning Careers Advisory Service provides one of the most extensive and comprehensive careers education and professional development programmes of any higher education institution in the UK.
  • Undergraduate students can transfer to the UK Campus.
  • Heriott watt has the oldest alumni group in the world -The Watt Club.
  • Currently the only University in Dubai offering RICS -Royal Institution of Chartered  Surveyors accredited courses.
  • All degree are accredited by Royal  Charter in the UK

 

Extensive business and industry collaboration

Collaborations with business and industry are at the heart of Heriot-Watt.

They have established a number of partnerships across a range of sectors including strategic alliances with key companies such as Cairn Energy and Renishaw plc. Research collaborations exist with over 25 countries around the world.

They have also developed centres of expertise to support business development, including the George Davis Centre for Retail Excellence which is at the forefront of British retail teaching, development and research, the Scottish Manufacturing Institute and the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling.

Heriot-Watt Working with Industry is a £6.5million project to transfer knowledge and expertise to Scottish businesses to benefit the wider economy. It provides a network of academic expertise, promoting business interactions and income generating partnerships and facilitates cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Heriott-Watt Dubai Campus offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

New  Courses on Demand

  • MSc Energy
  • MSc Logistics and Supply Chain
  • MSc project Management
  • MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering

Scholarships & bursaries

Heriot-Watt University appreciates the investment students will make in their education. To help ease this financial burden, we offer a range of scholarships to those who qualify.

They disburse over £6m each year in the form of fee and stipend scholarships to over 400 students. Students can apply for a range of University scholarships as well as funding provided by UK and international Government bodies, the European Commission, funding trusts, a number of research councils, industry and employers.

Academic Merit Scholarships: They offer a number of merit scholarships to eligible students up to 100% of the net annual tuition fees

Sports Scholarship: Sports scholarships of up to 100% of the net tuition fees will be awarded to students who have excelled in any sport at a national/international level, who enroll for any programme

Additional Scholarship: Hard ship Scholarship, Academic merit Scholarships, Early application scholarship and Full fee advance payment scholarships are the additional scholarships available for the International students.

Career Cell

The University offers career talks and mentoring sessions , post internship and job  opportunities, resume structuring and  talent workshops.The Dubai Campus has excellent links with the local and International companies which will be the future stop  for International students.

 

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