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Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a place for new international students to start their studies at Bangor University. At the college, students will receive the added tuition, language and study skills they need to complete their degree at the University.

BUIC is what is known as an Embedded College offering Incorporated Programmes. It is run in partnership with education provider, Oxford International Education Group. All programmes taken at the college are validated by Bangor University and delivered by Oxford International. 

Whilst Oxford International holds responsibility for the academic provision, all quality assurance and maintenance of quality standards for all teaching at the Bangor University International College remains strictly with Bangor University.

Our Location

Located between the Menai Strait and Snowdonia National Park, the city of Bangor lies in one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the United Kingdom. For further information about Bangor and the area, visit the Information for Visitors pages on the main Bangor University website. For video clips, interactive panoramic images and a photo gallery, visit our Virtual Tour site.

  • Download the Bangor University campus map (please note that on this map BUIC is located in Building 79, currently labelled as the "Student's Union")

Travelling to the University

By Road

The University has good road connections from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Use postcode LL57 2EN for route planning.

By Rail

Bangor railway station has frequent connections provided by Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales.

By Bus & Coach

Bangor is served by National Express coaches with local bus services provided by Arriva Buses Wales and other local bus companies. Traveline Cymru provide details of all bus services.

By Air

Bangor's closest major airports are Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon; both have good road and rail links.

By Sea

The port of Holyhead (about 30 minutes from Bangor by car or train) has ferry services to Ireland provided by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.