Rated among the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction, Bangor University is a friendly, convenient and student-centered place to study, with the size and friendly nature of the university being one of the main reasons many of our students choose to study there. The university was founded in 1884, making it one of the four traditional research led universities in Wales.
The Surrounding Area
Situated between the mountains and the sea, the location of the university and the surrounding areas are among the reasons why many students choose to come to Bangor Univ. Bangor has the longest high street in Wales, with a mix of national chain stores and smaller local businesses. Most of the University buildings and Halls are within walking distance of the city center. North Wales has been named the 4th best region in the world to visit by the travel guide Lonely Planet due to its stunning location and “shiny new adventure sports facilities”.
Location............................................................ Bangor, Wales
City Population .............................................................. 14,000
University Enrollment...................................................... 11,000
The University’s Canolfan Brailsford Sports center has recently been redeveloped and includes a two story gym, state of the art fitness equipment, sports halls, climbing wall, squash courts and a brand new sports dome which is home to indoor netball and tennis courts.The Students’ Union provides much of the focus for activities and entertainment, and all of our clubs and societies are free to join. The Pontio center is a major social hub as well as an internationally significant center for learning, innovation and the performing arts. In addition to being a home for our Students’ Union, it includes a theater, studio theater, cinema, lecture theaters, exhibition spaces, bar and café.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington program with Bangor University will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study available include creative studies and media, English literature, history and archaeology, linguistics, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy and religion, business, accounting, marketing, education, social sciences, environmental and natural resources studies, geography, biological sciences, ocean sciences, psychology, chemistry, and many more!
Students will stay in two student villages, Ffriddoedd and St Mary's, which are both within walking distance of the main University buildings, city center, and train station. Most of the accommodation is en-suite and all students living in halls of residence receive free gym and Campus Life membership.
Academic Year Dates
September- Early June
Fall Semester Dates
Spring Semester Dates
Mid-January- Early June
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad:
- Exchange- This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.