Time for celebration

You've put in a lot of hard work. And now you're ready to gain your reward.
Graduation is a very special time for all of our students. It marks the culmination of study with Edinburgh Business School and the starting point of the next exciting phase of your career.

Successful students receive their awards from Heriot-Watt University. The graduation ceremonies are a celebration of achievement and an opportunity for you to meet your fellow students.

Where and when

Graduation ceremonies take place twice yearly in Edinburgh at Heriot-Watt University, in June and November. Additional ceremonies are held in various locations worldwide in November/December including Moscow, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

Eligible students have the option to graduate in person, at the next available ceremony, defer their graduation until a later ceremony, or graduate in absentia in April or September. Students who graduate in absentia will also have the option to attend the next available ceremony in person.

Whether you've studied for an MBA, a DBA or an MSc, we ensure that your graduation is truly a time for celebration.When you have met the requirements for your degree, your
eligibility for the award must be confirmed by the relevant University Committee. Once this has happened, you will be sent a graduation pack that will contain all the information you need to apply to
graduate with your degree.

Our graduates

We have graduates all over the world

Studying our programmes in all our locations.

Active students

Studying our programmes in all our locations.

Graduates from our programmes.


Graduates from our programmes.

We have students and graduates across the world.


We have students and graduates across the world.

Heriot-Watt University graduation ceremonies

You'll find all the information you need to apply for and attend your graduation ceremony

Visit Heriot-Watt University website

You'll find out...

How to apply
Information for your guests
How to hire your gown
How to buy merchandise, and more.

There's also a step-by-step guide...

Graduation (external link)

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Our whole ethos is centred around the student. So if you’d like to find out what the School can do for you, fill out the form and we’ll get back to you. Quickly.

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