Bangor University

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Bangor University is based in the small city (25,000) of Bangor, in north Wales. It’s on the coast, between the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, and the Irish sea. Known for its excellent academics, student experience, and support, Bangor is a cost-effective city in which to study in the UK.

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 via public transport to London, Dublin, Liverpool, and Manchester.

Areas of Expertise

Established in 1884, Bangor is awarded Gold status for Teaching Excellence by the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and is ranked in the top 10 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019). Bangor has top rankings and world-class research in a number of fields, including Celtic Studies, Ocean Sciences, and Creative Writing.

Bangor has a vibrant student life, and was voted 1st in the UK for student clubs and societies (WhatUni Awards 2019), providing a wide range of options for all interests and pursuits.

On Campus Housing

Housing is guaranteed for incoming students provided you apply before a certain deadline. Ranked 3rd in the UK for student accommodation (WhatUni 2019), all accommodation options are single occupancy, with most having their own bathroom, and the accommodation fee is inclusive of all bills, taxes, gym membership and campus life activities as well. Prices range from £85-185 (CAD 150-325) per week depending on the room.

Off Campus Housing

There are many options in Bangor for private accommodation:

Incoming Students

Stellar Student Support

The low cost of living, safe atmosphere, student support, and a stunning location all make Bangor a brilliant place to live and study. We have an award-winning dedicated team for International Student support and are ranked in the top-10 in the UK for Student Support (WhatUni Awards 2019). They can help with everything from visas to finance, travel, housing, and finding work in the UK.

Bangor was voted No.3 in the UK for accommodation (What UniAwards 2019). The university guarantees a place in modern, single-residence halls, and all of the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the University. There are also many options for private accommodation in the area.

Career Planning

Excellent employability and career advising. Bangor has a comprehensive employability award program, as well as opportunities for workshops, internships, and work experience.


The Great Outdoors

If you are already interested in outdoor pursuits you will be spoilt for choice by the huge range of sports available on your doorstep. Snowdonia is the adventure capital of the UK with a high concentration of opportunities, from exceptional rock climbing to scrambling and hill walking to an abundance of water sports including, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.

Canolfan Brailsford Sport Centre

Canolfan Brailsford, the University's sport and leisure centre, is located at the heart of the main student accommodation site at Ffriddoedd. Facilities include two main sports halls, three well-equipped gyms, a gymnastics hall, a multi-route climbing wall with ascents varying in difficulty. Outdoor facilities include grass pitches for football, rugby and American football, a floodlit synthetic pitch for hockey games and training, a shared athletics track and multi-purpose facilities for tennis, five-a-side football and netball.


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Information Technology

Wireless campus, online resources, email throughout, and multiple computer labs for constant student use.

Special Services

Disability Services
Student Support
Mature Students

International Involvement

Extensive International Links and programs available:

Campus Tour

Please contact International Office for more info:

Modified on April 27, 2021

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