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Entry Requirements - International Students

To be eligible for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, international students must satisfy English Language Requirements. The level of English required depends on the course you wish to apply for and there are a few exemptions available also. For details please refer to the English Language Requirements page.

International Year Zero

If your school-leaving qualification means you do not qualify for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes then we are able to consider you for entry onto one of our 4-year International Incorporated Bachelor degree (IIB) programmes, the first year or Year Zero is delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC) located at the heart of our University Campus and run by our partner Oxford International Education Group. Please be aware that in order to be considered for entry onto the 4-year programme, your personal details will need to be shared with both BUIC and OIEG Admissions Team under the terms of Bangor University's Agreement with the Oxford International Education Group. For more details go to www.bangor.ac.uk/buic/

Undergraduate Courses - direct entry to 1st year

For entry onto the first year of our 3 or 4 year undergraduate / Bachelor degree programmes, we ask for a school leaving qualification which is equivalent to the British school leaving qualification, (A-levels / International Baccalaureate).

To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Undergraduate Courses - direct entry to 2nd year

It is possible to transfer into the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme at Bangor University, if the studies undertaken at any other university (UK or overseas), correspond by level and content to the 1st year of a programme at Bangor University. In order to assess an application for transfer, students are required to provide an official certified transcript detailing the study undertaken to date with their application. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Undergraduate Courses - mature students with industry experience

University may also recognise the relevant professional experience of 2 years or longer for entry onto our degree programmes. We strongly advise all such applicants to submit an online application which MUST be accompanied by the following documents, so that admission office can consider your candidature for the course you applied for;

  1. Employer references - must include the title of the position(s) held and key responsibilities (e.g. decision making, line management, budgets, operations etc) in detail. And the letter must be printed on the official letterhead signed by the HR department or senior manager in the company. It will also help if you can include the company details like its organisation overview, nature of the business, and its operations in the letter.
  2. Detailed CV - must include education and career history in detail; focussing on employers & the nature of their business, job responsibilities held, professional training & qualifications, and academic/professional achievements.

Postgraduate Courses - direct entry

Entry onto our postgraduate Masters' courses requires an undergraduate/bachelor degree of equivalent standard to the British undergraduate/bachelor degree with a minimum grade equivalent to British second-class honours. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

If you do not qualify for entry onto the master's degrees in our School of Business then you could consider applying for our International Incorporated Masters degrees (IIM). The pre-masters part of the course is delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC) by our partner Oxford International Education Group. You will then progress onto your chosen masters programme within the school of Business. Please be aware that in order to be considered for entry onto the IIIM, your personal details will need to be shared with both BUIC and OIEG Admissions Team under the terms of Bangor University's Agreement with the Oxford International Education Group. For more details please see: www.bangor.ac.uk/BIC/

Postgraduate Courses - mature students with industry experience

Bangor University may also recognise the relevant professional experience of 2 years or longer for entry onto our degree programmes. We strongly advise all such applicants to submit an online application which MUST be accompanied by the following documents, so that admission office can consider your candidature for the course you applied for;

  1. Employer references - must include the title of the position(s) held and key responsibilities (e.g. decision making, line management, budgets, operations etc) in detail. And the letter must be printed on the official letterhead signed by the HR department or senior manager in the company. It will also help if you can include the company details like its organisation overview, nature of the business, and its operations in the letter.
  2. Detailed CV - must include education and career history in detail; focussing on employers & the nature of their business, job responsibilities held, professional training & qualifications, and academic/professional achievements.

Entry onto our postgraduate research/PhD courses requires a Postgraduate / Master's Degree of equivalent standard to the British Postgraduate / Master's Degree. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Country/Region-specific Entry Requirements

Pre-sessional and English Courses at Bangor

BU English Language Test - BUELTS

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