Bangor University

United Kingdom

Do you want to study at a university situated close to the sea and mountains?

Bangor University is located in North Wales: an area named the 4th best region in the world to visit by the travel guide Lonely Planet!

A whopping 2,000 international students from 126 countries choose to study at Bangor University, creating a diverse campus.

The University boasts an 81% overall satisfaction rate - far above the UK average of 76% because the university creates a welcoming environment for all, with regular events and the celebration of all faiths.

Bangor University has a great reputation in multiple fields:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sport Science
  • Electronic Engineering 

Are you concerned about the transition to a new nation and the academic environment? Do you wonder whether the university you've selected provides support and resources tailored for students of diverse backgrounds? Are you curious about whether enrolling in this institution could boost your prospects of securing a prestigious job globally after you graduate?

Discover why Bangor University might just be the place for you!

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Founded in 1884, Bangor University has an established tradition of academic excellence and a concentration on the wellbeing and experiences of students. Bangor is also a recognised research institution which is ranked by the Research Excellence Framework with more than three-quarters of it's work being either world-leaning or outstanding globally. This forms part of a distinctive learning experience with over 400 programmes on offer to students.

Location

Based in the heart of North Wales, Bangor is within easy reach of beautiful beaches, surfing spots and the rural landscape of Snowdonia National Park.

Bangor is the oldest city in Wales, meaning the high student population is surrounded by stunning architecture and opportunities for outdoor walks, mountain climbing and other activities.

The cost of living in Bangor is almost half the expense of living in the Welsh capital city Cardiff, and the university has resources to help international students with living expenses. Academi is Bangor’s student club. There are also two bars and a cafe run by the student union. The Pontio Centre is a social hub for students.

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Employability

The careers service is there to advise students on which career might be right for them and to provide guidance on CV preparation, interview techniques and how to land a lucrative career.

Networking opportunities are presented to students throughout the year and students have their own login to the careers connect service to facilitate this.

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Danny Boyle

Director and film producer

Stefan Rahmstorf

Climatologist

Meave Leakey

Professional Palaeontologist

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  • Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 
  • 85% of Bangor University’s research has been ranked to be world-leading or internationally excellent according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). 
  • Bangor’s Sport and Exercise Science degree courses are ranked in the Top 5 overall in the UK.

Bangor University has a history dating back over 130 years, is located close to a UNESCO World Heritage site and partners with big names around the world. 

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Become part of the global community of students who have found their path forward at Bangor University.

Bangor University is one of the top universities in Wales and has maintained a reputation for academic excellence and having stunning views.

The Bangor University is ranked 481 in the QS World University Rankings, 54th in The Guardian University Guide and 401 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The undergraduate requirements for Bangor University are an IELTS score of 5.5, but if international students have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), they are offered a six week pre-sessional English course immediately preceding their entry to the IYZ (international year zero).

The acceptance rate for Bangor University is 69%.

The International Student Support Office provides advice, support and students can get to know each other during the welcome week in September.

The Bangor University employability rate is 93%.

International students have the opportunity to benefit from many discounts. The Vice-Chancellor Scholarship offers £10,000 to international students who show academic achievement and success in professional, social and extracurricular contexts.

Another available scholarship is the merit-based Deans scholarship, which is awarded up to the value of £6,000 to students who have secured an A Grade/First-class average or equivalent in their qualifying exams.

Bangor University has also designed an international scholarship that awards up to the value of £4,000 to support students with living costs and tuition fees.

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Approx. 2,000

No. of international students

Ranking

  • by QS

    481th

  • by THE

    401st

  • by GUARDIAN

    54th