How to apply for undergraduate programmesAll applications to undergraduate degree programmes at Heriot-Watt University, whether from the UK or overseas, should be made online through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can get in touch with us before you apply to get advice on the offer you are likely to receive.
- When to apply
- Your application
- UCAS codes
- Tracking your application
- Our response to your application
- Registration: registering to use the UCAS Apply service
- Personal details: your name, address, date of birth, contact details, nationality, residential status and an outline of any disabilities
- Additional information (UK applicants only): additional details about any non-examination-based activities you have taken in preparation for higher education
- Choices: a list of the programmes, and the universities and colleges that you are applying to
- Education: details of where you have studied and which qualifications you are taking/have taken
- Employment: details of your work history and employers
- Personal statement: a statement that tells us why you are applying for the programme(s) you’ve chosen and why we should want you as a student
- Reference: a reference from a tutor, careers adviser or other professional who knows you
- Declaration: confirming that the information you’ve given is correct and agreeing to use the UCAS Apply service
- Pay and send: paying the application fee online using a credit or debit card
- The UCAS institution code for Heriot-Watt is H24.
- The programme codes you will need for your application are listed against each programme.
- Programmes based at our Edinburgh Campus do not have a Campus Code.
- Programmes based at our Scottish Borders Campus have the Campus Code S.
Provided that you submitted your application to UCAS by 15 January, you should expect to receive all offers of study by 31 March (but it can sometimes take longer than this). UCAS will email you to advise if there has been a change to your application and ask you to check UCAS Track. If you haven't provided a valid email address UCAS will send you a letter asking you to reply to the offers.
- an Unconditional offer, (you have achieved the entry requirements)
- a Conditional offer (you need to achieve specified entry requirements before you are accepted)
- regretfully Reject your application (this does not prevent you from applying again in a subsequent year)
Responding to our offersAdvice on how to respond to the offers you receive will be provided to you by UCAS when you apply. We advise that you read this carefully, responding by the deadline stated.
Many candidates will receive dual offers for both first and second year entry. Although one of these will be the main offer, candidates who accept this may easily change their main offer to the alternative year once their results are known.
All successful applicants are invited to visit the University (usually between January and April), in order to find out about their chosen programme and about the University more generally. It is also possible to visit us outside of the dates offered, or you can attend one of our open days.