The University is monitoring the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 and acting on the latest official health and travel advice relevant to each campus in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

The University is taking action to protect the health and wellbeing of students, staff and their families. It is also mindful of the impact on the surrounding community, on-campus partners and external stakeholders. 

Heriot-Watt is undertaking significant planning and action to counter the impact of any disruption arising from the outbreak in each location.

You can find out more about this below and in our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

Student Emergency Support Fund

If you are a student experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, emergency funds may be available to help you cover the cost of essentials.

Please see our Student Emergency Support Fund page.

Student Emergency Support Appeal

The fund has been created following the launch in late March of our emergency appeal to help our students during the crisis. While aimed initially at the University and its graduates, anyone can support the appeal, and in many different ways. Please give as generously of your time and support as you can.

Contacts for staff and students

If you are a student and have further concerns then your first point of contact should be your academic tutor.

If you are a member of staff, your first point of contact should be your line manager.

Student helpline

If you have any further questions, contact our dedicated call centre which is open from 10am until 4pm (UK Time) Monday to Friday. 

You can contact us by telephoning (+44) 0131 451 8899 or through askHWU on the student portal.