Clearing Enquiry

Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Top 30

Top UK Ranking

29th in UK, 5th in Scotland

Complete University Guide 2021

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1st in Scotland

1st in Scotland for graduate salaries six months after graduation

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

95 %


95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation

Flexible study options

Scottish degree programmes are designed to include 4 years of study, however at Heriot-Watt University many students have the opportunity to complete their Honours degree over 3 years.

Depending on your exam results, you have the option to start your degree in Year 1 or Year 2. You might want to check out how to apply as we also provide an application checklist which will help you through the process.

Year 1

If you have a Year 2 offer from us and your results weren’t as good as you expected, don’t worry! If you meet entry requirements, you will automatically be considered for a Year 1 offer from us.

No retakes are required and, for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, thanks to a foundation bursary you pay the same tuition fees as you would for a three year degree.

Year 2

If you have a Year 1 offer and your results were better than expected - well done! You could opt to start in Year 2 and accelerate your degree.

You will still be able to experience all the fun of being a fresher! Students who enter in Year 2 are also eligible for our accommodation guaranteed (remember to apply by midnight on 24 August 2020) and you complete your degree in three years.

Contact Us

If you need to get in touch with Heriot-Watt, we have people to help you on the phone as soon as your results come out.

Eligibility: Our degree programmes available in Clearing 2020 are open to candidates in the following categories:

Please note: Clearing 2020 is closed for British Sign Language and Combined Studies.

Our Clearing helpline phone number is +44 (0)131 322 3222

Contact availability and key dates
Date Times Event
Mon 6 July - 31 August 2020 (Mon to Fri) 09.00-17.00 Open for Clearing 2020
4 August 2020 (Tue) 08.00-17.00 Highers results day
13 August 2020 (Thu) 07.00-19.00 A-Level results day
14 August 2020 (Fri) 08.30-18.00 A-Levels
15 August 2020 (Sat) 10.00-16.00 A-Levels
17-31 August 2020 (Mon - Fri) 09.00-17.00 All enquiries

Be Future Made

Looking to start university this September? Clearing is the perfect time to find the degree course that’s right for you. At Heriot-Watt University, we specialise in preparing you for a global career.