Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus

Putrajaya, Malaysia

University Detail

Heriot-Watt is regarded as a top UK university, ranking 37th in the world and 13th in the UK. The QS World University Rankings ranked Heriot-Watt as 302nd in the world.

Campus setting Urban
Living cost £865 to £1,100
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Private

About Campus

Since 1821, Heriot-Watt has established a consistent track record of training, empowering and challenging the professionals of tomorrow. The university’s purpose-built campus opened in Putrajaya in September 2014 with €35 million invested in Malaysian campus, known as the country’s first ‘green campus.’

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia aims to build outstanding students alongside the UK and Dubai campuses. Presently, Heriot-Watt ranks in the top 30 universities in the UK based on the 2018 Guardian University League Table. With more than 28,500 students studying around the world, the University is one of the top 15 students in the UK for the foreign student mix in the QS World University Rankings 2017/18.

Campus Information

Heriot-Watt University campus in Malaysia is settled on a 4.8-acre lakeside site within walking distance of the Putrajaya marina and its new recreational and sports facilities. ​​As part of the “Green Continuum” of Putrajaya Lake, the campus highlights a panoramic stretch of living grass on the roof, powered by the natural sunshine, a rainwater collection system, and integrated air conditioning with a breathtaking view.

The university introduced a Positive Education approach in 2017 as a commitment to empower and produce future-ready graduates who will go on to make a difference in the world. Positive Education focuses not only on academic excellence but also on the holistic development of students to nurture purposeful, driven, resilient and professional individuals.

Comprising of EmPOWER and Youth Transformation Programme, the programme benefits students to build a successful mindset, creativity, innovation, emotional intelligence, and career planning for the future.


​Heriot-Watt University manages its very own accommodation for students, Kanvas SOHO. They also partner with a third party accommodation provider, such as Ikhasas Group for Shaftsbury and RYO for additional students’ accommodation.​


​A complimentary shuttle bus operates between the student residences and the campus with easy access to public transportation.​


​Shaftsbury ​

The home provides a cozy and contemporary home interior with a spacious living area of 686 square feet. Every unit is completely fitted with wifi, a kitchenette, a microwave, a refrigerator, air conditioning and a 43 “LED TV. There are also other public amenities, such as a swimming pool and a gym (membership fees apply). Other facilities:​

  • General Facilities​
  • Multi-tier control security access​
  • CCTV surveillance​
  • Swimming pool​
  • Gym (membership fee applies)​
  • Laundrette​
  • 24/7 Café and restaurant​
  • Spa​
  • Garden​
  • Hair Salon​


​Alamanda Putrajaya Mall is also connected to the apartment which gives students a wide range of facilities in a short walk. The apartment is approximately around 12 minutes from the campus, and free shuttle buses are readily available.


Kanvas SOHO

A moderately-priced living space for students, they can enjoy easy access to nearby facilities such as the supermarket, cleaning services, bus terminal, food joints and much more. These are all within a 5-10 minute short walk.​


Room features:​

  • Super single bed with mattress​
  • Wardrobe​
  • Study table and chair​
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans​
  • Refrigerator​
  • Wi-Fi​
  • Fire safety equipment​
  • Induction cooker & Electrical Kitchen Hood​
  • Kitchen island​

​Units are available for single occupancy, twin-sharing, or triple-sharing with an attached bathroom and student-friendly furniture.


For more information, please contact [email protected].