Go Global

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Go Global with Heriot-Watt University

We are a global university with an international outlook, that’s reflected in our campus locations throughout the world, as well as our staff, student and alumni community. 

We encourage students to participate in the many opportunities to study abroad, including our unique inter-campus transfers where you can study at Heriot-Watt in Malaysia, Dubai and our three UK locations.

We will also continue to offer study and work opportunities in Europe, regardless of the outcome of negotiations between the EU and the UK, and we are working closely with our European partner institutions to ensure current exchange opportunities will continue to be available in the future.

COVID-19 restrictions

At Heriot-Watt, you have the opportunity to become a global student by taking part in an inter-campus transfer, or Exchange scheme. Studying abroad is a unique opportunity and likely to provide some of your most memorable life experiences.

Applications for September 2021 intercampus transfers are now open. However, we will be adhering to local government guidelines and restrictions around travel and therefore may have to cancel the transfer, depending on the situation with the global pandemic.

Broaden your horizons

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to meet people, discover new interests and develop your life skills. It can build your confidence, develop your adaptability and hone your resourcefulness, which are all important personal attributes valued by employers.

Experience new cultures

Challenging yourself to study in a different country can be a highly rewarding and stimulating experience, which will open your mind to new cultures and possibilities. It will also develop your learning in exciting ways.

Build your global network

In today's world of globally connected business, the network, knowledge and experience you build up while studying abroad can give you a competitive edge, as well as bringing a new perspective on your life, aspirations and career options.

Enhance your career prospects

Being a global student can greatly enhance your future career prospects:

  • A lower proportion of UK graduates who were mobile were unemployed
  • A higher proportion of graduates who were mobile were working abroad, if in employment
  • On average graduates who were mobile earned more in 11 out of 17 subject areas
  • Graduates who were mobile earned more if they remained in the UK to work
  • Graduates who were mobile were earning more in 40 out of 67 subjects.

Please note: Heriot-Watt reserves the right to withdraw opportunities to participate in the Go Global programme, including Inter-Campus Transfers, at any time.

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