Bangor University is based in the small city of Bangor, on the north Wales coast, between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea.

With a dynamic research environment, small class sizes, and an emphasis on employability, Bangor University is a place where ambitious students excel. It is considered to be one of the most attractive study locations in the UK with easy access to London, Dublin, Liverpool, and Manchester, and it was voted ‘Best UK University setting’ by The Independent. It also received the highest award possible, the TEF Gold award, for teaching excellence.


Established in 1884, Bangor is in the top 50 universities in the UK, it is ranked in the top 15 UK universities for student satisfaction, and has been rated top in Wales for academic support (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2016).


The location, the scenery and the surrounding area add another dimension to student life. You can climb mountains in Snowdonia, surf on the beaches of Pen Llŷn and Anglesey, row the Menai Strait, or just take in the breathtaking views.


Bangor is 1st in the UK for Clubs and Societies, and has over 250 to choose from such as film, music, and drama to sport clubs like canoeing, football, horseback riding, and surfing… Plus there are volunteer, religious, and cultural societies, so there is bound to be something to your taste. Membership to any of our Students' Union's clubs and societies is FREE!


The low cost of living, student support and a stunning location all make Bangor a great place to live and study! You’re also able to work up to 20 hours on your student visa, which can help with costs and give you work experience.


We have merit-based scholarships for all students from £2,000 - £4,000 per year available. Ask your Across the Pond advisor for details.

Bangor's student Accommodation has been voted No.1 in the UK, Courses and Lecturers have been voted second, and our Student Support voted 3rd in the UK.  (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2016). The university guarantees a place in halls of residence to all new first year undergraduates who make an application by the given deadline. All of the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the University. There are numerous halls to choose from to suit all budgets.

If you would like to find out more about studying at Bangor University, contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors today!

Number of students at the university: Approx. 11,000

Number of international students: Approx. 1,750

Location: North Wales, between the mountains and the sea ('Best UK University Setting' -The Times)

Number of inhabitants in city: 17,000

Closest Airport: Manchester Airport



The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.


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