How to apply
To apply for an undergraduate place at university you need to apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) who will then pass on your application to your chosen universities.
You’ll be able to choose up to five courses, but remember that the same application form and personal statement will go to each choice.
Bangor University's UCAS code is B06.
When to apply for 2024 entry
We advise you to apply as early as you can as we will start considering applications and making offers straight away.
For 2024 entry, the initial UCAS deadline is 31 January 2024, however we welcome applications after this date. Applications received between 31 January and 30 June will continue to be forwarded to universities by UCAS and will receive consideration where places are still available.
The application deadline for Oxford, Cambridge and most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science has passed (16th October 2023).
7-step guide to applying for an undergraduate course
To get started, you’ll need to set up your UCAS Hub account with UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) – the organisation that manages applications to all UK universities. You can start your application from UCAS Hub.
Find the course that’s right for you by searching through the courses on the University website.
Consider the following when choosing your course and university:
- What are the compulsory and optional modules offered?
- Can you do an optional year abroad, or year in industry?
- Do you like the accommodation?
- Does the student life appeal to you in terms of the clubs and societies offered, location and facilities?
Make sure that you save the courses you like in your UCAS account by clicking the heart button on the online UCAS course search. All your liked courses will be stored in one place so you can go back and review them another time.
You can choose up to five applications. You could choose up to five different courses to the same university or apply for the same course in five different universities.
Do this as soon as you can in June / July so you can get stuck in to researching your courses. When you’ve compiled your shortlist, you’ll be ready to start your application.
As part of your profile on UCAS, you’ll need to write your personal statement. This is a very important part of the application
The UCAS personal statement is an important part of your application. This is where you get to persuade the university that they should accept you onto your chosen course. You only get 4,000 characters to explain why you want to study the course and the skills or experience you have that are essential for university study.
To write a winning personal statement you must have a good understanding about the course and what you’ll be studying. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices so make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you don’t mention a specific course or university.
Go over your application and get someone else to check it too – make sure you’ve applied for the right course at the right university.
You will need a reference from your teacher, adviser or someone who knows you academically or professionally.
When you are happy with your applications, pay the UCAS application fee online by debit or credit card and hit submit!
All the universities you have applied to will now consider your application and will respond – usually with either a conditional offer (grades they want you to achieve) or an unconditional offer.
Applying as an international student
- Students: You can apply though our Online Application Portal.
We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
The University’s International Exchanges Office is responsible for welcoming these students.
UCAS Extra 2024
If you've used all five choices on your application, and you're not holding any offers, you could still find a place using UCAS Extra between 28 February 2024 and 4 July 2024.
University in Wales
The Student Crowd 2022
for Halls and Student Accommodation
What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2023
for lecturers and teaching quality
WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023
in the UK and 2nd in Wales for student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2022
Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.
They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled in to life at university.
If you have any questions about our courses, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more?
- What are the qualities of a successful student in this subject at Bangor?
- How can I prepare myself to study this subject at Bangor?
- How will I know that this subject at Bangor is the right choice for me?
Not all applications will be straight forward. Are you thinking of deferring for a year? Are you sponsored by your employer? Or are you making a late application?