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The history of the Heriot Watt University dates back to 1821. There are approximately 11, 800 students studying a wide range of courses with over 150 countries around the world. Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made the university as one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

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Heriot-Watt University

Location and Transport:
• The Edinburgh campus combines a beautiful parkland site with all the attractions offered by one of the world's great cities.
• Nearest Airport: Edinburgh (6 minutes from the airport)

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Facts:
• It is one of the UK's leading Universities, recognized internationally for excellent teaching and research in the specialist areas of Science, engineering, Business Management and Textile Design
• Heriot-Watt University is an early pioneer of equal opportunities: welcomed women as early as 1869, 20 years ahead of other institutions.
• University has research collaboration with 25 countries around the world.
• The University has the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling.
• The Ocean Systems Laboratory is a leading research centre in underwater Robotics, developing intelligent systems for the manufacturers of robotic vehicles which can reach areas that are dangerous or inaccessible for humans.
• One of the few universities that provide Actuarial studies.

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Ranking:
• 34th in the UK in 2011
• The Chemical Engineering Department is the leading department in Scotland for research, with over two-thirds of output recently ranked as 'World leading' or 'internationally excellent" in 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
• Ranked 3rd in Scotland by Financial Times.
• Top in UK for Petroleum Engineering.

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Campuses:
• Edinburgh
• Scottish Borders
• Ornkey Campus
• Dubai Campus

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Scholarships:
University Scholarships: All Schools are offering overseas applicants the opportunity to apply for a partial reduction in tuition fees.
Chevening Scholarships: British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, are prestigious awards, which enable overseas postgraduate students to study in the United Kingdom.
Scotland International Scholarship Programme: Applicants from China, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore only.
• Scholarships for up to 50 high-calibre overseas students on selected taught Masters programmes. Awards are made on a competitive basis.
• Saltire scholarships worth 2000 GBP.

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Support to International Students:
• Has a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world, and is the largest international student cohort in Scotland.
• Has Counselling and Support Service
• Disability Service
• The International Student Advisors' office provides support and advice on, immigration, welfare like opening a bank account etc.,
• Child Care
• Chaplaincy and Worship
• Muslim worship
• Equal Opportunities
• Careers Advisory Service
• Accommodation

Website: www.hw.ac.uk

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