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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
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International students 20%
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About Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

Heriot-Watt University is a leading British university, acclaimed for its international consigment of world-class, professionally relevant literacy. Heriot-Watt University is recognised internationally as a centre for high-calibre research in science, engineering and business, and they are one of the UK’s leading universities for applied research. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers the same high-quality education provided in the UK and Dubai. An exceptional place for learning has been created at the newly opened, purpose-built ‘green campus’ in Precinct 5, Putrajaya – an environmentally conscious, lakeside development that provides a truly inspirational setting for academic study.

Heriot-Watt is vibrant, forward-looking university and highly regarded for the professional relevance of its degrees and the employability of its graduates. The vision for Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is to create another centre of excellence, alongside campuses in the UK and Dubai. Focus placed on delivering the same exceptionally high-quality education and cutting-edge research. Students from Malaysia and beyond are welcomed and are offered a range of scholarships designed to encourage excellence and extend opportunities to all who have the ability and ambition to benefit from a Heriot-Watt University degree.

Campus information

The Putrajaya Campus is built on a 4.8 acre site on a stunning lakeside location. The iconic building design concept is based on the theme of ‘hidden treasures’ denoting the idea of the campus as a treasure within the landscape, revealed by the living grass roof. The site is in a fantastic green area, part of Putrajaya Lake’s ‘green continuum’ and the building is designed as a conscious gesture. It is planned that the campus will be awarded Green Building Index (GBI) certification. 

The campus has been developed with the current generation of students in mind. There are student meeting rooms as well as student common rooms throughout the campus giving students space to relax and socialise. The two-storey library has been designed to cater for the different learning styles and preferences of students. Quiet study rooms have been provided for individual study while group study and discussion areas are provided for collaborative learning. The 365 room is provided for students who wish to study late on campus and basic kitchen facilities are available. This room is security and CCTV monitored. Overlooking the lake and the promenade is the University cafeteria. A bakery, coffee shop, book shop, convenience store and other retail outlets are planned.

The Putrajaya campus is just 40 kilometres from Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. The campus has excellent access to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (about 20 minutes away) and is also close to the main rail link. Rail travel time from central Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is 30 minutes. The following public buses and the KLIA Express travels between Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya Sentral, the main bus and express rail station at Putrajaya.

  • E1: Central Market Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya Sentral
  • E429: Shaftsbury Square to Putrajaya Sentral

From Putrajaya Sentral, one of the following public buses or the campus shuttle bus will bring students to the campus and the student accommodation. The campus shuttle bus travels between Putrajaya Sentral, the campus and student accommodation. The shuttle bus is provided by the university free of charge. Students will need to produce Heriot-Watt University identification card when boarding the bus.

  • L04: Putrajaya Sentral to PICC (near HWUM campus)
  • S02: Putrajaya Sentral to HWUM (enroute to MOE)
  • N04: Putrajaya Sentral to HWUM (enroute to MOE)
  • Campus shuttle bus: Cyberjaya (student accommodation to HWUM campus)


Off-campus student accommodation options are provided in Cyberjaya, about 10km or 15 minutes’ drive from Putrajaya. More accommodation options are being introduced to give students a range of options. 

Shaftsbury Residences, Cyberjaya

  • Shaftsbury Residences is a residential property in Cyberjaya, approximately 7km from the campus, connected to Shaftsbury Square retail development with banks, cafes, restaurants and stores. It offers studio units, single or twin sharing rooms, which are furnished and fitted with kitchenette, air-conditioning and solar-powered hot water. It has a gym, swimming pool, spa and laundrette.

The Arc, Cyberjaya 

  • The Arc is a student accommodation development approximately 7km from the campus, which caters to students from universities in the vicinity. Their three bedroom units, which can be single or twin sharing rooms, all have a lounge and equipped kitchenette. The Arc also has a gym, swimming pool and laundrette. Each residence has a warden who is there to help students settle in and sort out any problems along the way. 

Additional info

Student Experience: A range of activities is offered to help students settle into university life, make friends and feel part of a university community. Opportunities are provided for students to develop important skills and gain valuable experience, in addition to those offered by academic programmes. It all helps Heriot-Watt University in shaping the leaders of the future.

Student Clubs and Societies: Students are encouraged to get involved in student activities. Student clubs and societies are a great way to meet new people and make friends with students from around the world. There are a number of clubs and societies which are actively seeking new student members. Clubs are run by students for students and are an excellent way to get involved and enrich a student's university life.


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 6 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 MBA 1


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