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Apply for a PhD studentship at Heriot-Watt University

Application Material - General PhD Programmes

For the general PhD programmes (not the CDT) we need you to fill in the on-line form including names and detailes of two referees. Ask your referees to upload a file with the reference on headed paper and also to send a copy to the appropriate admission tutor:

and then you upload 3 files via "Submit Application" below:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcript of all marks
  3. Research Statement. Upload a file giving the name of potential PhD supervisor and title of project (you may list several potential supervisors/projects if you wish). 

Submit Application


MAC-MIGS CDT Applications

  • The MAC-MIGS CDT programme has a different application procedure
  • Please go to and follow the instructions on the page