Bangor University


Located between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Strait, Bangor University International College (BUIC) has one of the most beautiful university settings in the UK and is easily accessible to London, Manchester, Cardiff and Ireland.

A specialist embedded college located at the heart of Bangor University (BU) campus, and part of Oxford International Education Group, BUIC offers integrated programmes, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

BUIC provides academic preparation and an enriching student experience with small classes and dedicated teaching staff. Beginning with the International Incorporated Bachelor's Degree or the International Incorporated Master's, students complete Stage 1 at BUIC and then continue their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Bangor University.

Bangor University was founded in 1884 and is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Ranked amongst the UK’s Top 50 universities by The Guardian League Table 2019 and in the Top 10 for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey, BU is a truly special place to study. BU was also ranked Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality by Times University League Table 2018 and awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

An impressive campus and the innovative Pontio development includes teaching spaces, a theatre, cinema, bars and the Students’ Union. With 600 new rooms in St Mary’s Village, accommodation was rated as best in the UK at the 2018 What Uni Student Choice Awards and BU’s 150 clubs and societies named as best in the UK in 2018.

The Canolfan Brails ford Centre has a wide range of equipment, an Olympic lifting area, sports halls, aerobic and cycling studios, climbing walls and squash courts. The Dome houses indoor tennis and netball with adjacent outdoor football, rugby and hockey pitches.

BUIC students can access the Bangor University Careers & Employability Service to benefit from global alumni connections and seek advice regarding part-time work and future career prospects.

The campus at Bangor University has undergone some significant changes as part of a GBP 70 million redevelopment investment. Students can take advantage of world-class facilities, one of which is the GBP 51 million Arts and Innovation Centre – Pontio.

Housing the student union, as well as lecture theatres, a bar and café, studio theatre, a theatre, cinema and exhibition spaces, the Pontio Centre sits at the heart of the university’s social life. The centre is also a hub for learning, the performing arts and innovation with an international footprint.

Global Green League top ten

Sustainability and the environment are top of mind at Bangor University and this has been acknowledged by the university’s inclusion in a global league table of green institutions. Launched in 2010, by Universitas Indonesia, the table highlights universities who excel in sustainable environmental management. Since its inception, the UI Green Metric has seen ever increasing numbers of universities taking part, reaching 719 from 81 countries in 2018. Bangor sits in 8th place internationally and ranks seventh in Europe on the table.

Teaching quality

Bangor University has been rated among the UK Top 15 in Teaching Quality by the Times University League Table 2018. 

Bangor University was founded in 1884 and is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, creating pioneering courses.

BU is ranked among the Top 350 universities in the world by The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018 and in the UK Top 50 universities by The Guardian League Table 2019. This reflects the extraordinary quality of its teaching and research, its incredible student satisfaction ratings, the modern facilities on its campus and the considerable investment it makes in each and every student.

Its teaching is rated ‘outstanding’ and is amongst the best in the UK. Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It is the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.

Bangor prides itself on the quality of its teaching and its courses. Lecturers were rated second in the UK at the recent What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Study options

International Incorporated Bachelors

The International Incorporated Bachelors Degree offers a four-year degree option at Bangor University in a range of popular subjects.

International Year Zero

International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first stage of a four-year IIB degree. IYZ is designed to help students gain extra skills in their subject area, as well as the English Language, before they continue to the first year of their chosen Bangor University undergraduate degree course.

Routes Include:

  • Business, Management and Economics
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Law, Media, Psychology and Social Science

International Year 1 – Business, Management & Finance

The International Year 1 (IY1), delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC) provides an intensive combination of first year university subjects modules with extra study and English language skills. The IY1 is the first year of a three-year bachelor's degree.

Upon successful completion of the IY1, students will continue to the second year of their chosen degree to study at Bangor University. 

International Incorporated Masters

These programmes are designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the master’s programmes in Bangor University’s Business school. The Pre-Master’s or Stage 1 of the International Incorporated Master’s (IIM) programme is delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC), and focuses on equipping students with business-related subject knowledge, and the advanced study and English language skills that students will need to complete their postgraduate study at Bangor University.

Routes Include:

  • Business, Management and Economics
  • Investment and Banking
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Psychology

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

International students can refer to the country specific academic requirements for degree programmes and general academic requirements. Students do however require a high school diploma or equivalent for the International Incorporated Bachelor Degree.

For the International Incorporated Masters, students will require completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Students with a HND or three-year higher level diploma with at least 2 years work experience may be considered.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language requirements to enter the International Incorporated Bachelors or the International Incorporated Masters, BUIC offers a range of Pre-sessional English Programmes which students can take before they start these courses.

International Incorporated Bachelor’s Degree

Students must have an IELTS of 5.5 (with no component below 5.5) or equivalent to gain admission at the undergraduate level. If they do not have an IELTS of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in any component, they will be offered a Pre-sessional English course to be studied immediately before they enter International Year Zero or International Year 1 of their chosen International Incorporated Bachelor’s programme.

  • Students who have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), will be offered a 6-week Pre-sessional English course immediately preceding their entry to the IYZ.
  • Students who have an IELTS of 4.5 (with no component below 4.0), will be offered a 12 week Pre-Sessional English course immediately preceding their entry to the IYZ.

15-month International Incorporated Masters (One Term Pre-Masters)

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5)

18-month International Incorporated Masters (Two Term Pre-Masters)

  • IELTS 5.5 (with no component below 5.5) (or)
  • IELTS 4.5 (with no component below 4.0) with 12 week pre-sessional English programme (or)
  • IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5) with 6 week pre-sessional English programme


The UK’s number one rated best halls of residence

Named as the top student accommodation in the UK, Bangor’s student villages, Ffriddoedd and St Mary’s are conveniently located close to campus and the city. Modern student living is available to undergraduate and postgraduate international students, with the university guaranteeing accommodation. Students can select from a variety of rooms that best suit their requirements and budget.

Student rooms are well equipped with a chair, desk, wardrobe, bed and plenty of storage. Additionally, students have access to Wi-Fi, a café/bar as well as laundry and sports facilities. All of the rooms are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities available. Utilities are included in the overall cost meaning that electricity, heating and water are all covered. The cost for rooms ranges between GBP 77 and GBP 177 per week.

Some of the other perks of living in university accommodation include free gym, 24-hour support from security offices and hall wardens, and the chance to attend activities and events throughout the year via campus life membership.

 Scholarships for International Students

Undergraduate Scholarships

Merit Scholarship Up to £12,000

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount Up to £3,500

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