International Education Centre

Already Applied to Bangor University?

We’re here if you need help...

If you need further support at any point during the admissions and visa process, please contact the International Officer for your country. You may also be interested to know that Bangor University work with in-country representatives who can also assist you – follow this link for information about representatives working in your region.

The key steps in the application and admissions process are outlined below.

Step 1 – When you receive your offer

By now you will have received an email from one of our International Admissions Officers with a copy of your offer letter.

If you have a Conditional Offer...

If you have a conditional offer you need to meet the minimum academic and/or English language requirements or any other outstanding conditions before your place is confirmed.

To accept or decline your conditional offer you can email If you accept, you must send us proof of your examination results and any other qualifications as soon as they are available.

Please send scanned copies of these documents to

English Language Condition

If your offer is conditional on English Language, you can undertake a pre-sessional English programme at Bangor University’s ELCOS department. Please refer to the Pre-Sessional Course information. To apply email: for an application form


If you apply to undertake a Pre-sessional English course and English is the only condition attached to your offer, ie you have already met the Academic entry requirement, you may be able to arrange a joint-CAS for both the Pre-Sessional English and Academic programme.

A joint-CAS will only be issued if a candidate:

  • has met the academic entry requirement
  • has paid in full the pre-sessional English tuition fees
  • is already at B2 level, ie a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with all elements at 5.5 OR a minimum of IBt TOEFL: 72 with minimum individual scores of: Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17.
  • needs to improve his/her score by no more than 0.5 of an IELTS band or equivalent

If you have a Unconditional offer...

An unconditional offer means you have already met the entry requirements. Payment of your deposit will be taken as formal acceptance of your offer. If you wish to decline your unconditional offer please email

Applying for a visa

Once you have accepted your offer and met the conditions (if the offer is conditional), we will ask you to make a deposit payment* so we are able to send you the Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement you will need for your visa. You will also need to meet any requirements set by the UK authorities in connection with obtaining a visa for studying in the UK. Find out more about applying for your visa.

*Sponsored students or current Bangor University students are NOT required to make a deposit payment for applications to the Bangor, North Wales campus. All applicants for Bangor Business School’s London Centre are required to make a deposit payment.

If you have made an undergraduate application through UCAS then you can view the details of your offer at UCAS Track.

Step 2 – Pay your deposit

You can pay your deposit, tuition and accommodation fees using our online payment system.

Pay online

An Online payment management system (Pay to Study) is available at Bangor to facilitate payment of various fees including deposits, tuition fees, English language courses fees and accommodation fees in your local currency at your local bank.

We encourage students to use the online payment system to avoid delays in payments being processed.

We also accept payment by bank transfer and credit card.

For full information about Bangor Universities payment method and policy, including payment by instalment and refund policy click here

Step 3 – Apply for your accommodation

It is important to confirm your accommodation arrangements as early as possible before you come to the UK.

Before you can apply for accommodation...

Before you can apply for accommodation your need:

  • To have firmly accepted your conditional or unconditional offer of a place at the University
  • To have paid your tuition fee deposit
  • To have received an email from the halls office inviting you to apply for accommodation

When you apply

You will be asked for your preferred choice of accommodation, so it is a good idea to start researching the accommodation options available now. To find out the options available please visit our accommodation website.

What is included in University accommodation?

  • Single study bedrooms
  • Self-catering with shared kitchens and on-site launderette facilities
  • Free WiFi access
  • 24 hour security
  • Insurance cover
  • A choice of standard (shared bathrooms) or en-suite rooms available

We have adapted accommodation for students with special needs/disabilities. We also have separate halls for postgraduate students.

Accommodation guarantee

International students are guaranteed a place at our university accommodation, if:

  • An undergraduate student submits his/her accommodation application before 31 July.
  • A postgraduate student submits his/her accommodation application and achieves ‘unconditional’ status before 07 August.

Step 4 – Apply for your visa

Student Visa Guide

In order to study in the UK, students from most nationalities outside the EU will need a visa to study in the UK. Before travelling to the UK, ‘visa nationals’ must apply to the UK Visas and Immigration Service (UKVI) for a visa or ‘entry clearance’. Then, once you are in the UK, you will need to have a valid visa for the duration of your stay.

To check if you need a visa, see: Do I need a visa? on the UKVI web pages.

The International Student Support Team staff are fully trained to provide information and advice about visas and immigration. Please read through these pages carefully, and if you have any questions please contact us.

+44 (0) 1248 388430 / 388238

Applying for a visa

Step 5 – Meet us in your country

We make visits to many countries throughout the year to meet with prospective students, applicants and offer holders.

You can find out when we are visiting your country here. Select your country from the list and click the link in ‘Visits to your country.’

We also have a number of agents and representatives who can provide guidance about studying at Bangor University, please visit Our Agents page for more information.

Step 6 – We say “Welcome to Bangor!”

Welcome to Bangor!

Make the most of the services we offer to students arriving in Bangor for the first time.

Airport Pick-Up Service

We offer a pick-up service for students, from Manchester International Airport to Bangor University. Information about the service and how to book a place can be found here.

International Orientation Programme

All International students are invited to attend a specially tailored orientation programme in either January or September each year. The International Student Support team have put in place a comprehensive and varied programme of events & information sessions which will give you an introduction to life at Bangor and the University. The programme will also give students an opportunity to meet others from all over the world and will enable you to organise many of the practicalities of settling in to a new country.

During these Orientation Programmes, there will be specific sessions for all international students including:

  • information sessions, with an introduction to the International Support Team and advice on issues such as immigration, opening a bank account, working, accommodation, etc
  • social events to allow new international students to meet each other
  • talks about working in the UK, adjusting to life in the UK etc
  • trips around the University, Bangor and further afield
  • lectures on the history of Bangor and Wales
  • advice sessions on study methods in the UK

International Orientation Programme – September 2014

International Orientation Programme – September 2015 – information coming soon!

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