Incoming Students - Instructions

As a prospective exchange student, you should apply to your home university as the very first step and you may be asked to go through a selection process. If your request is successful, your university will send Bangor an official nomination confirming your participation.

After we receive this nomination, we will send you an email with details on how to register with us. The email will include a student application form, an accommodation application form and a comprehensive guidebook. You can download a copy of our current guidebook here:


Our 2019/20 documents will be available in due course.

Please note that our student application and accommodation forms will be issued directly to those who have been formally nominated by their home university.

Step-by-Step Process:



Our nomination deadlines are as follows:

31 May 2019 for entry in September 2019

30 September 2019 for entry in January 2020

Your Home University should formally nominate you to Bangor and you do not need to contact us directly at this point. We will require the following details from your university:

Your Full Name

Your University Email Address

Your Semester(s) of Attendance



Please do not apply to Bangor online or via UCAS.

We will send you electronic application and accommodation forms together with a detailed guidebook and a map.  You will also recieve details of arrival, departure and semester dates, which you can also check here.

Our application deadlines are as follows:

14 June 2019 for entry in September 2019

30 October 2019 for entry in January 2020

You will need to send your application to us with copies of the following supporting documents:

  • Academic transcript
  • Valid passport
  • Academic letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English (Students needing a visa to enter the UK whose main language of instruction in education is not English may be required to provide proof of sufficient English. Please contact us for further details if relevant)
  • Personal statement (Exchange & Study Abroad students only)

Receipt of Documents

If we have received your documents and forms before the relevant deadline, we will confirm receipt and process your application as soon as possible. Accepted students will be issued a formal offer letter with further instructions.

If you have applied for accommodation, you will hear directly from the Halls Office/Student Housing Office in August for semester 1 and December for semester 2.


Confirmation of Attendance

We will send you an email prior to the beginning of the semester with additional information about your study. You will also be reminded to attend the compulsory international orientation and welcome meeting at the beginning of the semester.


Arrival & Compulsory Welcome Meetings

You are required to attend a compulsory Welcome Meeting and International Orientation at the beginning of your exchange at Bangor. These dates are confirmed on our Semester Dates & Deadlines page.

Unfortunately, if we do not receive your Application Form and supporting documents by the relevant deadline, we will assume you are no longer coming to Bangor and your placement here will be cancelled. Similarly, if we do not receive your Accommodation Form before the relevant deadline, you will not be considered for campus accommodation. For further details on accommodation, please see here: