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Bonjour, salam, hola, Namasté, Nî hâo, Guten Tag....hello! And welcome to Heriot-Watt University!

Welcome to Heriot-Watt University! This must be a very emotional time for you all: new country, new people, new food, new weather and so much more!

Heriot-Watt has one of the most multicultural and dynamic student populations in the UK, with almost 30% of our students coming from overseas, I understand as international student, that you will arrive with certain concerns and worries, but this is okay, there are a whole range of issues that can affect your life, whether it’s connected to family, friends or studies, to name a few, the Students Association at Heriot-Watt is here for you.

There are always students and staff around in the Students Union to help you with any queries you may have. Our Advice Hub is located between the Student Shop and the Royal Bank of Scotland and is filled with wonderful people to help provide you with all the advice and support you need.

You can contact them at asc@hwunion.com. Don’t ever hesitate to get in touch – there’s no such thing as a silly question!

On the website here, you will find:

  • Help on where to go and opening times of the various support centres we have;
  • Information on various societies, committees and events you can get involved in;
  • Information on the university, from the campus to academic issues;
  • Various hints and tips about Scotland, with some useful websites.



Heriot Watt University – International Students