Welcome to SCHOLAR
The SCHOLAR programme is probably the largest online learning programme in the world with over 80,000 registered students in Scottish secondary schools. It provides online educational resources and a 'virtual college' support network. Drawing on its special expertise in interactive and distance learning, SCHOLAR materials have been specially written by subject specialists from schools, colleges and the university. They bring together the best of innovative learning with tried-and-tested educational approaches.
About Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University is the tenth oldest higher education institution in the UK. It originated as the School of Arts of Edinburgh in 1821 and, in 1966, became a University by Royal Charter. More than a quarter of our 7000 on-campus students in Scotland are from outside the UK and this international focus is also demonstrated by the 10,000 students worldwide studying on our international programmes. Heriot-Watt has four student campuses: three in Scotland - Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Orkney - and a campus in Dubai.
Heriot-Watt has an internationally renowned expertise in distance learning and computer-supported open learning.