- Housing: student dorms
- A top rated Scottish university
- 3.0 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors & seniors
- Completed API Application
- University Contact Information Form
- One letter of recommendation
- Copy of passport
- Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
12-20 semester credits
Students who choose to study abroad in Edinburgh with API will enroll in courses with Scottish and other international students at Heriot-Watt University – one of the leading academic institutions in Scotland. Heriot-Watt specializes in a variety of science and engineering subjects, but is also a leader in subjects such as brewing and distilling, business, fashion, design, and textiles.
Heriot-Watt University award credits based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Students should aim to take 60 SCQF credits per semester. Each course is normally worth 15 SCQF credits, meaning that students would take four courses per semester. Each course is roughly equivalent to 3.75 U.S. credits (if students are taking 30 U.S. credits in an academic year). Courses can usually be taken from first, second and third-year options (subject to pre-requisites).
API students receive their transcript from Heriot-Watt University upon completion of their program.
- Ranked 13th in the U.K. and 2nd in Scotland (Guardian)
- Top in the U.K. for Chemistry and Civil Engineering (Guardian)
- 1st in U.K. for Chemical and Electrical Engineering (National Student Survey)
- Top 10 in the U.K. for Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Business, Management & Marketing, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics (Guardian)
- Named “Scottish University of the Year” 2012 and 2013
- Top ‘100 under 50′ 2014 – (Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
- Honored with “Scottish Student Union of the Year”
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Mobile Phone
- Peer Mentors
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day)
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities
Paige Clark is the Edinburgh Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Scotland.
Rebecca Campbell is the Edinburgh Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Scotland.