Bangor University Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

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Shilpa Saxena

Bangor University is recognised as a centre of excellence in the area, nationally and internationally. The University currently has about 10,000 students enrolled, with teaching staff across 14 academic colleges.

Many of the university's graduates had distinguished careers. Among them is actress Frances Barber, chemist Colin Eaborn, singer Bill Fay, writer Tony Gillam, director Tim Haines, actor John Ogwen, and poet R.S. Thomas. Herbert Wilson, a well-known physician who contributed significantly to DNA structure research, was a university graduate.

The campus is easily accessible with direct train connections to London, Manchester, Crewe, and Cardiff. It provides various student-friendly services, such as athletic facilities, learning facilities, libraries, and lodging. The accommodation halls of this university were rated among the top 3 in the United Kingdom in 2019. In 2018, it was also ranked as the best university for the quality of its housing halls.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered


What are the courses available to international students?


Bangor University offers 14 undergraduate and 40 postgraduate programmes to international students. The undergraduate disciplines and the number of courses taught in each of them are shown in the image below:

Bangor UG Courses

The postgraduate disciplines and the number of courses taught under each are shown in the image below:

Bangor PG Courses


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


Bangor University has different eligibility requirements for various graduate and undergraduate courses. For Indian students, the entry requirements are explained below:

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate courses: 65% in all Central and State Boards (excluding Punjab State Board); 85% from Punjab State Board (or equivalent in Diploma in Engineering/Technology subject)
  • Graduate courses: Bachelor’s degree with at least 2:2 equivalent score

Language Requirements

The English Language requirements for both UG and PG courses are described in the table below:

English language test

Minimum Expected Scores

IELTS for undergraduate programmes

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all sections) to 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all sections) depending on the programme in which a student enrols

PTE Academic

56 (minimum 51 in all sections) to 67 (minimum 62 in all sections) depending on the programme in which a student enrols

Cambridge English Language Assessment

168 to 180 depending on the programme in which the student enrols

TOEFL iBT

75 (overall) to 85 (overall) depending on the programme in which the student enrols

Duolingo English Test

105 (overall) to 125 (overall) depending on the programme in which the student enrols

Note: The minimum requirements and English language test scores required for admission to Bangor University might differ with programmes. Therefore, students are recommended to refer to the university website for the exact details.


What all documents are needed for the application?


The following documents are to be submitted by undergraduate applicants:

The postgraduate applicants can attach the following documents with their application form:

  • Bachelor degree transcripts or equivalent certificates
  • English language test scores
  • Passport
  • A recommendation letter
  • Reference letter from employer (for experienced candidates)
  • A student CV

Note: Requirements may differ with programmes. Students are recommended to refer to the university website for the exact details. 


Application & Tuition Fees


Is there any application fees?


An application fee of GBP 20-25 is chargeable to international students at the time of application via UCAS online application portal.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


An estimation of the tuition fees for the undergraduate, postgraduate, distance learning, and part-time courses are given in the diagram below:

Bangor Tuition Fee

Source: Bangor University

Note: Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact course fee.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?


New and returning students can apply for bursaries and scholarships worth more than £1 million.

Undergraduate Eligibility

  • Grades equivalent to GCE A-level A grade students
  • These scholarships are not available to candidates funded completely by a third party
  • The scholarships mentioned above are not available to applicants from the United Kingdom or the European Union but available to all candidates from other countries
  • Only full-time on-campus courses are eligible for the above scholarships

When foreign students apply to study at Bangor University through the application portal or UCAS, they will be eligible for these scholarships. In the offer letter, the outcome will be verified. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application.

Postgraduate Eligibility

The Vice-chancellor scholarship is for exceptional foreign candidates who have earned the equivalent of a first-class bachelor's degree in the United Kingdom.

  • Candidates funded completely by a third party are not eligible for these scholarships
  • Candidates from the United Kingdom and the European Union are not eligible for the above scholarships, but candidates from all other countries are eligible
  • Only full-time on-campus courses are eligible for the above scholarships

Note: Students who must study online due to travel limitations imposed by Covid-19 (where the course is usually delivered on-campus) are still eligible for the scholarship.

  • All scholarships will be awarded solely at the discretion of the university

Refer to what are the chances of receiving a scholarship for interesting information.


Admission Process


When do the admissions start?


Bangor University opens the admission process for the Summer/Winter Intakes for students meeting the eligibility criteria. Refer to the tentative deadlines for international students given below:

Intake

Deadline*

For September intake

End-June

For January intake

End-October

*Deadlines are subject to change with progressive years. We encourage students to check the latest dates and deadlines on the university website.


How do I start my application?


International students may apply online via UCAS or directly through university website. For details, refer:

Choice 1: Online Application

You can apply directly to Bangor University by filling out an online application form, or you can apply via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.)

  •          Option 1 – Self apply: Applying directly to Bangor Students: Use the Online Application Platform to request an application
  •          Option 2 – Agents: If you are an agent applying on behalf of a student, you can use it too

Choice 2: Applying to the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS is a web-based application framework that allows students to apply for up to five courses in the United Kingdom in one go. You can apply to more than one university program. For example, at Bangor University, you may apply to study BA Psychology and BSc Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology. Learn more on how to apply to Bangor University by visiting their website.

Relevant to this topic, you might be interested in reading Self-Apply v/s Outside Agents.


What are the steps to the application process?


To apply to any programme offered by Bangor University, international students should visit apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/.

Step 1: This page will appear. Click on ‘Apply Now' for the next step.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 2: Signup with your email ID and password and confirm it.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 3: Once you complete the sign-in process, fill in the required details to submit the application.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 4: Fill in the personal details:

  • Name
  • DOB
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Country and ethnicity

Step 5: After filling in the personal details, select the desired programme.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 6: After selecting the mode (undergraduate/graduate/Ph.D.), find the course in the lookup section.

Step 7: Find the course with an option of full-time or part-time (according to the course) with the year and session, and add.

Step 8: Once the course is added, review it, and click on Continue for the next step.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 9: Fill in the additional information and continue.

Bangor Application Steps

Step 10: Add the permanent home address with country, pin code, address, and phone number.

Step 11: Add educational qualifications with institute names, countries, and grades. If you don’t have any, you can continue.

Step 12: Add the experience or professional details. If not, you can proceed further.

Step 13: Add English as the language of preference.

Step 14: Add scholarships/sponsored/student loans or funding under financing your studies.

Step 15: Fill in the additional details about the visa.

Step 16: Upload your credentials with CV, student personal information, college document, and references, and finish the process.

Last step: Submit the application and wait for the results.


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


Students will get a response from Bangor University before the completion of the 10th working date from the date of application. This response might be regarding the admission status or the next stage of admission.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


What are the chances of getting into this university?


If a student has the required grades and meets the English language requirements, it would not be hard to secure admission to this university. However, students are recommended to start applications early to take care of accommodation arrangements and submit documents on time. If students wish to enrol in professional courses, it is recommended that they contact the respective academic school and seek necessary guidelines for admission to avoid hassles.

The key focus of the university will be your English language test scores as some programmes might require a high proficiency test score. Therefore, students must aim to clear these tests with the required scores.


How many international students are studying at the university?


Out of 10,000 students, more than 2,500 students from 120 different countries study at Bangor University. The percentage of international and domestic students can be seen in the pie chart below:

Bangor Student Body

Source: Bangor University


Part Time Work While Studying


Can I work while studying here?


Yes, one can work while studying at Bangor University for the whole degree. One can even go abroad to work while pursuing a degree here.

TARGETconnect, University's Student Employment Bureau, advertises the following opportunities:

  • Graduate jobs - local, national, and international
  • Full-time, part-time, permanent, and temporary jobs
  • Work experience/internships
  • Volunteer opportunities

The Minimum Wage Act applies to all, and the new rate is $3.20 per hour for those aged 18 to 21 and $3.70 per hour for those aged 22 and above. Postgraduate students have published rates for demonstrating duties and teaching assistance, which are updated every August.

  • The length of the placement must be at least 24 weeks (any holiday periods are added to this)
  • It should be a full-time job (proportionate to the type of work)
  • The placement must be with a business (rather than a host family (au-pairing), farm-stay, or other similar arrangements)

The university also offers IEC, i.e., International Education Centre Internship to students who need international experience without going abroad. Such students can work in international exchanges, recruitment, and marketing centres. They will receive a grant of £370 every month and the opportunity to work for a full year.

Students well-versed in German, French, Italian, and Spanish languages can take up assistantships jobs to earn ECTS Credits. They can teach in either semesters or the whole year and will be awarded 5 ECTS and 10 ECTS, respectively.


Campuses & Accommodation


How many colleges and campuses does the university have?


The single campus of the university is situated across the coast of North Wales. Also, it has 18 academic schools divided across 3 academic colleges. The list of schools and colleges is given below:

College of Humanities, Arts, and Business

  • Bangor Business School
  • School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
  • School of Law
  • School of Music and Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies
  • Centre for Research and Bilingualism
  • The Management Centre
  • ELCOS

College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

  • School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Ocean Sciences
  • The BioComposites Centre

College of Human Sciences

  • School of Psychology
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences

International students may find their dream course in either of the schools and colleges.


Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?


Yes, around 2,960 on-campus housing facilities are available in two locations. The accommodation options differ for undergraduate and graduate students.

Bangor Accommodation

Accommodation Cost

The table below shows the accommodation costs for undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation:

Room Type

Weekly Price (in GBP)

For Undergraduates

En-suite

4,583-6,571

Townhouse with shared bathroom

4,195

Studio

7,115to8,329

For Postgraduates

En-suite

5,848-7,984

Townhouse with shared bathroom

5,097

Studio

9,154-10,120

Source: Bangor University

Note: Accommodation charges might change every year or semester. Therefore, it is recommended that students refer to the official website of Bangor University for the exact details about accommodation costs and facilities.


University Contact Information


Whom should I contact in case of doubts?


International students may reach the university at:

Address: International Education Centre, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2DG, United Kingdom

Website: www.bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 383659

Email: international@bangor.ac.uk


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