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September 2020 intake offer holders

The university campus will be open to students for the September 2020 intake.

We aim is to provide as much face to face teaching as possible whilst also maintaining social distancing and keeping our students/staff as safe as possible. We know that your decision to go to university isn’t just about learning, it is also about other experiences and we aim to ensure you get everything you are looking for, although a little different. Therefore we are currently planning:

• To combine on campus face to face and online teaching as appropriate.

• As an international student we know that you are concerned about applying for your visa and being able to travel to the UK. We are monitoring the situation globally and will start to issue CAS once we know that the Visa Offices in your country are open and that it is possible for you to travel to the UK and arrive on campus safely.

• We expect all students to arrive in September. As a back-up, all our courses will be available online for the whole academic year. So, if you are unable to travel to the UK and Bangor in September, you will still be able to participate fully in your course until you are able to travel.

• Social distancing measures on campus will include increased frequency of cleaning, markers and signs, one-way systems and reduced capacity in rooms.

• Student Services and Student Support services including our dedicated International Student Support service will be open on campus, so if you have any issues, needs or concerns they will be there for you.

• Where professional courses, such as nursing, require direct contact with others without social distancing, then PPE will be provided.

• Your Students' Union will be looking at ways to continue their activities online and building online communities. They will also continue to offer their support services for all students and will continue to fully represent you.

• Further information about arrival in the UK, travelling to Bangor, Welcome Week / Registration Week will be provided in due course.

• Staff on campus not directly involved in supporting students will be kept to a minimum to reduce the potential for congestion and to make it easier to maintain social distancing. All staff who are on campus will have received appropriate training.

We want you to have an amazing time with us next year and although your experience will be different to previous study, all the staff at Bangor are creating new and exciting ways of learning and experiencing university. University is all about invention, exploring the unknown and tackling difficult challenges, this is what we do best, and this is what students come to us to learn. Now we are putting this into practice!

We look forward to welcoming you on campus in September.

We will be sending you updates directly to your email address as and when there are things to tell you and you can also view the latest information here.

If you need further support at any point during the application process, with your visa application or prior to your arrival at Bangor University please contact your Regional Manager.

Bangor University may also work with agents that represent us in your country and they can also assist you – follow this link for information about representatives working in your region.

 

January 2021 intake offer holders

We will be issuing further guidance shortly, please keep visiting this page for more information.

What should I do next?

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

Step 1 – When you receive your offer

If you have applied via Bangor University’s application portal, please login https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/ to the application portal to view your offer letter. If you have forgotton your password you can reset it at the login page.

If you are working with one of our agents then they should have emailed you a copy of your offer letter.

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

If you have a Conditional Offer...

If you have a conditional offer you need to meet each of the conditions listed on the offer letter. These could include:

  • Achieving a minimum academic grade in your final exams.
  • Providing additional documents.
  • Providing evidence of your English Language ability. If English is one of your conditions you could apply for an English Pre-Sessional Course, see step 2 below.
  • Providing an academic or work related reference.

Once you have the required documents to meet these conditions, please upload them onto our application portal. If working with an agent they will do this on your behalf. If applying through UCAS please email a copy of your documents to admissions@bangor.ac.uk

If you don't understand any of the conditions stated on the offer letter, please send our admissions team a message through the application portal or ask your agent for advice. If you applied via UCAS, please email admissions@bangor.ac.uk

You can accept or decline your offer on our application portal. If you applied via UCAS, please confirm your decision on UCAS Track.

There is no deadline for meeting the conditions of your offer. But you must meet these conditions in time to allow you to apply for your visa to study in the UK. Preparing for your visa application and visa processing can take up to 2 months in some countries.

 

If you have a Unconditional offer...

An unconditional offer means you have already met all of the university requirements. If you are a self-funding student then your next step is to pay a tuition fee deposit as specified in your offer letter , this payment will be taken as formal acceptance of your offer. For more details please go onto Step 3 - Pay Your Deposit.

The following groups of students may NOT need to pay a tuition fee deposit:

  • Fully sponsored students - please provide a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor stating clearly what costs will be covered. Provision of this letter will be taken as formal acceptance of your offer.
  • Students applying for US/Canadian loans - please provide evidence of your loan application.
  • Bangor University graduates - please accept your offer through the application portal.
  • UK/EU citizens of students that don't require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK.

If you don't need to pay a deposit please go onto Step 4 - Apply for your accommodation or Step 5 - Apply for your Visa.

If you wish to decline your unconditional offer please login to our application portal and complete the relevant section.

 

Step 2 – Applying for a Pre-sessional English Programme

Please note: Due to the current Covid-19 situation in the UK, these Pre-sessional course will be taught online only:

  • July - September 2020
  • August - September 2020

If your offer is conditional on English Language, you have the option of applying to study a pre-sessional English programme at Bangor University's ELCOS department. The length of the course will depend on your current IELTS score (or equivalent). Please refer to the Pre-Sessional Course pages for more information or to make an applcation.

If you apply to undertake a Pre-Sessional English course and English is the only condition attached to your offer, i.e. you have already met the academic entry requirement, we may be able to issue a joint CAS, which means you can apply for one visa to cover both the Pre-Sessional English and Academic programme.

A joint-CAS will only be issued if you:

  • Have met all the academic entry requirements
  • Are already at B2 level, i.e. you have a minimum IELTS of 5.5 with all elements at 5.5 OR equivalent.
  • Need to improve your IELTS score by no more than 0.5 of an IELTS band or equivalent.
  • Have paid in full the Pre-sessional English tuition fee.

Step 3 – Pay your Deposit

Self-funding students are required to pay a tuition fee deposit as specified in their offer letter. Payment of the deposit will be taken as formal acceptance of your offer. Once your tuition fee deposit payment is received, and have satisfied any other outstanding condition(s), Bangor University will issue you a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement, which you will need to apply for your visa. Please be advised that Bangor University reserves the right to carry out pre-CAS checking/assessment to assist with your visa application and this may lead to a delay issuing your CAS. If we need to do pre-CAS checks we will contact you by email to inform you what information we require.

For full information about how to pay your deposit and Bangor Universities payment methods and policy click here.

The following groups of students may NOT need to pay a tuition fee deposit:

  • Fully sponsored students - please provide a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor stating clearly what costs will be covered. Provision of this letter will be taken as formal acceptance of your offer.
  • Students applying for US/Canadian loans - please provide evidence of your loan application.
  • Bangor University graduates - please accept your offer through the application portal.
  • UK/EU citizens of students that don't require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK.

If you don't need to pay a deposit please go onto Step 4 - Apply for your accommodation or Step 5 - Apply for your Visa.

Step 4 – Apply for your Accommodation

It is important to confirm your accommodation arrangements as early as possible before you come to the UK. Accommodation options are available at Bangor University include:

  • University owned accommodation (Halls of Residence) - Our halls of residence are ranked top 5 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019. We have two modern student accommodation villages and can guarantee accommodation for all new international students. You will need to have accepted your conditional or unconditional offer before you can apply for accommodation, further details on how to apply for accommodation can be found here.
  • Private accommodation - there is a wide range of accommodation available in the city of Bangor, from private student halls to shared flats and houses.
  • Family accommodation - please see the Private Accommodation section, as the university does not own any family accommodation.

For full details of accommodation and how to apply, click on the relevant links above.

Step 5 – Apply for your Visa

To apply for your visa you will need a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement. The University will email you your CAS once you have paid your tuition fee deposit and met all the conditions of our offer. Please be advised that Bangor University reserves the right to carry out pre-CAS checking/assessment to assist with your visa application and this may lead to a delay issuing your CAS. If we need to do pre-CAS checks we will contact you by email to inform you what information we require. For students not required to pay a deposit we will issue the CAS once you have accepted your offer and provided any other documents we have requested e.g. your financial guarantee letter.

For detailed advice on applying for your visa, go to our Visa and Immigration section. The International Student Support Team are fully trained to provide information and advice about visas and immigration and will be happy to help you. Please read the visa and immigration pages carefully, and if you have any questions please contact our International Support Team.

Email: internationalsupport@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388430/388238

If you are working with one of our agents please go to them for help with applying for your visa. They will check that you have everything in place before you submit your visa application. If you would like one of our agents to help you with your visa application then click here for information about representatives working in your region.

DO NOT apply for your visa until you are sure that you have all the required documents and are ready for your credibility interview.

Frequently asked questions about Visa and Immigration.

Step 6 – Live Chat Sessions

For information on our Live Chat sessions and Webinars, click here.

You can also take a look at our Virtual Tours and Visits page for 360 tours and videos.

 

Step 7 - Before you Arrive

The following links will provide you with all the help you need to prepare for your studies at Bangor University:

Step 8 - Your Arrival at Bangor

Welcome to Bangor University!

The International Student Support Team will be here to help you when you first arrive at Bangor University and throughout your studies. Your first few weeks will be very busy with a range of events and activities designed to help you settle into University life. Remember you are not alone, we are here to help!

Our International Student Support Website is full of useful information.

The links below will help you make the most of your first few weeks:

Any questions please get in touch:

Email: internationalsupport@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388430/388238