Bangor International College

United Kingdom

Why choose study in United Kingdom

Easy to research
It’s easy to research the right course for you by visiting the UCAS website. Everyone who goes to has access to the Course Search database containing details of around 38,000 courses from archaeology to zoology.

Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills
The English language is of crucial importance in today’s global business arena. (Most UK universities offer language support to international students but institutions have their own criteria for the level of English that students need to master.) The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled
From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Short undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards.

Work flexibility
Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. If you are from an EU country, there will be even more flexibility. Full details about the conditions for working are on the UK Border Agency website and also on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

University Overview

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
International students can refer to the country specific academic requirements for degree programmes, but in general for the International Incorporated Bachelor Degree, they will require a high school diploma or equivalent from their home country.
For the International Incorporated Masters, students will require completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or equivalent. Students with a HND or three-year higher level diploma with at least 2 years work experience may be considered.
English Language Requirements
For students who do not meet the English Language requirements to enter the International Incorporated Bachelors or the International Incorporated Masters, BIC offers a range of Pre-sessional English Programmes which students can take before they start these courses.
International Incorporated Bachelors Degree
Students must have an IELTS of 5.5 (with no component below 5.5) or equivalent to gain admission at the undergraduate level. If they do not have an IELTS of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in any component, they will be offered a Pre-sessional English course to be studied immediately before they enter International Year Zero or International Year 1 of their chosen International Incorporated Bachelor is programme.
Students who have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), will be offered a 6-week Pre-sessional English course immediately preceding their entry to the IYZ.
Students who have an IELTS of 4.5 (with no component below 4.0), will be offered a 12 week Pre-Sessional English course immediately preceding their entry to the IYZ.
15-month International Incorporated Masters (One Term Pre-Masters)
IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5)
18-month International Incorporated Masters (Two Term Pre-Masters)
IELTS 5.5 (with no component below 5.5) (or)
IELTS 4.5 (with no component below 4.0) with 12 week pre-sessional English programme (or)
IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5) with 6 week pre-sessional English programme
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Rated Number One for Best Halls of Residence in The UK
Bangor is student villages provide modern living and are a short walk from both the university and the city centre. Its accommodation is so good that it was named number one in the UK. New international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are guaranteed university accommodation and will have a choice of rooms depending on budget and needs.
The two student villages are Ffriddoedd and St Mary is. All rooms are single and self-catered, and kitchen facilities are provided. As well as a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and storage in the room, there is free Wi-Fi, laundry and sports facilities, a shop and a cafe/bar. Costing between GBP77 and GBP175 a week, heating, lighting, hot water, electricity, security, furniture and internet access are all included.
Free gym and campus life membership are offered for all students in university accommodation. Campus life membership allows students to attend a variety of fun events and activities throughout the academic year.
24-hour support hall wardens and security officers provide assistance, so students can feel safe at all times.

How to apply

Students must complete the application form and send their completed application to one of the email or postal addresses specified by BIC on their website. Students can also choose to complete the form and return it to their local representative.
A student application will need to include copies of all relevant academic transcripts and certificates of English language qualifications.
Once students submit the application, a Student Adviser will contact them to discuss any questions they may have about their application and to ensure all relevant academic transcripts and certificates of their English language qualifications have been sent.
If the application is successful, students will be sent a formal conditional or unconditional offer of a place - usually within 48 hours.
As soon as students are ready to accept the offer of a place, they should send through the completed Acceptance Form and pay the advance fees as required.
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Nestled between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Strait, Bangor International College (BIC) has one of the most beautiful university settings in the UK and is easily accessible to London, Manchester, Cardiff and Ireland.
A specialist embedded college located at the heart of Bangor University (BU) campus, and part of the Oxford International Group, BIC provides academic excellence and an enriching student experience with small classes and dedicated teaching staff.
Beginning with the International Incorporated Bachelor's Degree or the International Incorporated Master's, students complete Stage 1 and then continue their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at BU. With students from 85 countries, the International Student Ambassadors provide ongoing guidance.
Ranked amongst the UK is top 10 universities in the 2017 National Student Survey, BU was placed third in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2017 and achieved a Gold Award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.
An impressive campus and the innovative Pontio development includes teaching spaces, a theatre, cinema, bars and the Students i Union. With 600 new rooms in St Mary is Village, accommodation was rated as best in the UK at the 2016 What Uni Student Choice Awards and BU is 150 clubs and societies named as best in the UK in 2017.
The Canolfan Brailsford Centre has a wide range of equipment, an Olympic lifting area, sports halls, aerobic and cycling studios, climbing walls and squash courts. The Dome houses indoor tennis and netball with adjacent outdoor football, rugby and hockey pitches.
BIC students can access the Bangor University Careers & Employability Service to benefit from global alumni connections and seek advice regarding part-time work and future career prospects.

Study options

International Incorporated Bachelors
The International Incorporated Bachelors Degree offers a four-year degree option at Bangor University in a range of popular subjects.
International Year Zero
International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first stage of a four-year IIB degree. IYZ is designed to help students gain extra skills in their subject area, as well as the English Language, before they continue to the first year of their chosen Bangor University undergraduate degree course.
International Year 1 - Business, Management & Finance
The International Year 1 (IY1), delivered at Bangor International College (BIC) provides an intensive combination of first year university subjects modules with extra study and English language skills. The IY1 is the first year of a three-year bachelor's degree.
Upon successful completion of the IY1, students will continue to the second year of their chosen degree to study at Bangor University. 
International Incorporated Masters
These programmes are designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the master is programmes in Bangor University is Business school. The Pre-Master is or Stage 1 of the International Incorporated Master is (IIM) programme is delivered at Bangor International College (BIC), and focuses on equipping students with business-related subject knowledge, and the advanced study and English language skills that students will need to complete their postgraduate study at Bangor University.

Teaching quality

Bangor International College has been rated among the UK Top 10 in Teaching Quality by the Times Good University Guide 2016. 
Bangor University was founded in 1884 and is one of the UK is oldest and most prestigious universities. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, creating pioneering courses.
The University is ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. This reflects the extraordinary quality of its teaching and research, its incredible student satisfaction ratings, the modern facilities on its campus and the considerable investment it makes in each and every student.
Its teaching is rated outstanding i and is amongst the best in the UK. Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It is the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
Bangor prides itself on the quality of its teaching and its courses. Lecturers were rated third in the UK at the recent What Uni Student Choice Awards 2017.

What is new

Bangor International College has invested GBP70 million in the redevelopment of its campus, so that students can make the most of its cutting-edge facilities, including GBP51 million on a new Arts and Innovation Centre - Pontio.
The Pontio Centre
The Pontio Centre is a major social hub as well as an internationally significant centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. In addition to being a home for the Students i Union, it includes a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and cafe.
Top 10 in The Global Green League
Bangor University is commitment to sustainability has once again been confirmed in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. The UI Green Metric, a league table of the world is greenest universities, was first launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities around the globe. Since then, the number of Universities taking part has increased. This year, 619 universities from 76 countries took part, an increase from 516 universities last year. In the current league table, Bangor has moved up eight places to 8th position, placing it in the top 2% of participating universities.
2018 Commonwealth Games
Bangor University Staff, students and alumni have been selected to represent Wales in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Overall Cost of Living


Average Private Rent


Overall Cost of Living Value

£ 12.000

Average Private Rent Value

£ 8.034