Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University began life in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world's first Mechanics Institute,

Heriot-Watt specialises in science, engineering, design, business and languages. Some of the unique courses offered at the institution are Brewing and Distilling, Interpreting and Translation and Actuarial programmes, and all degrees are taught with practical learning as the main focus.

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Heriot-Watt's main campus is located in Riccarton in South West Edinburgh on 380 acres of parkland. The campus consists of: student residences, a postgraduate centre, shops, several library collections, childcare, healthcare, a chaplaincy, a variety of recreational and sports facilities, and a museum. It is also home to the Edinburgh Conference Centre and Europe's oldest research park, which opened in 1971 See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Heriot-Watt's Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels is home to the University's School of Textile and Design. While the Scottish Borders Campus shares some facilities and administrative functions with Edinburgh, it is largely self-contained. As well as its own library, accommodation and catering facilities, it has its own branch of the Student Union which runs events on the site and is home to a collection of textile records and artefacts. A new £12m student village opened at the Campus on September 2012. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

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Year
Founded
1966
Student
Population
9289
Staff
Population
546
Male to Female
Ratio
59 : 41
International
Students
42%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
HeriotWatt@therightu.com
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Surveying & Planning
CUG Building
United Kingdom
2nd
Civil Engineering
ARWU Civil Engineering
United Kingdom
5th
Electrical Engineering
ARWU Telecommunication Engineering
United Kingdom
6th
Economics
Guardian Economics
United Kingdom
8th
Mathematics
ARWU Mathematics
United Kingdom
8th
Mechanical Engineering
Guardian Engineering: mechanical
United Kingdom
8th
Chemical Engineering
QS Engineering Chemical
United Kingdom
9th
Chemistry
The Times Chemistry
United Kingdom
11th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Dr Teo Ho Pin MP & Mayor of Southwest CDC
Dr. Teo is a Singaporean politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency (Bukit Panjang SMC) representing People's Action Party (PAP). He received a Master of Science in project managing and a Doctor of Philosophy in building from Heriot-Watt University in 1987 and 1990 respectively
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