Scholarships at Bangor University, UK

Overview

Bangor University is a Welsh university that was founded in 1884. Currently, Bangor is host to over 10,000 students from 85 different countries and is situated on the coast of north Wales, about 450km North West of London. Manchester International Airport is around two hours away by train.

Bangor’s location on the coast means that it is well known for Ocean Science. However, it has also built up a strong reputation for Accounting & Finance, Sport Science and Electronic Engineering as well. The latest National Student Survey ranks Bangor University in the UK top 15 for student satisfaction, and the best in Wales.

International students are offered free English language courses and support, and this includes classes in English grammar, vocabulary and business English, drop-in sessions for immediate support and an English writing advice service. There are around 150 clubs and societies to enjoy at Bangor and membership is free, meaning all students can enjoy the opportunities offered.

Fees for International Students at Bangor

  • Undergraduate Courses: £12,500-14,000
  • Postgraduate Courses: £13,000-15,300
  • MBA: £15,000

Services for International Students

The International Student Welfare Office at Bangor University offers support and guidance to all international students and their families. They are available at all times to help with issues such as study support, money advice and how to find somewhere to live.

Bangor University Study Skills Centre can help with university life and academic progression, and classes are held on academic writing and reading, statistics, presentation skills and project management.

Trips to London, York and other places of interest, as well as events within the university, are organised throughout the year, while there are also over 20 international student ambassadors to help you out from the day you set foot on campus to the moment you graduate.

Ranking

  • 62nd in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 75th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework

The latest National Student Survey ranks Bangor University in the UK top 15 for student satisfaction, and the best in Wales. Bangor University is also in the top 40 in the UK for research following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with over half of Bangor’s academic Schools ranked in the UK top 20 for quality of research.

Accommodation

Bangor University has 3,000 rooms available for students across two locations. All accommodation is self catered, and a free gym membership is available to all students who live in Bangor University accommodation. All Bangor University students are guaranteed university accommodation in their first year.

Location

As one of the smallest cities in the UK with a population of just over 15,000 people, Bangor has a uniquely intimate feel. Sitting between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Irish Sea, the scenic location makes it ideal for sports of all kinds, including hiking, water sports and mountain biking. The raised site of the university’s iconic Main Arts Building gives the university its nickname, ‘The College on the Hill’.

Bangor is regarded as one of the cheapest university towns to live in the UK, making life much easier for a student.

Alumni

Arts

  • R.S. Thomas (poet)
  • Kate Roberts (author)
  • John Ogwen (actor)
  • Danny Boyle (director)

Science and Academia

  • Julian Hibberd (Cambridge Plant Scientist)
  • Tom Parry Jones (inventor)
  • Derek Radcliffe (botanist, zoologist and conservationist)

Scholarships at Bangor University

Country Scholarships
Scholarship Name Country Scholarships
Scholarship amount Up to £4000
Nationality Canadian
Eligible Countries

Bangor University Country Scholarships are open to students from the following countries (Nationality or Domicile):

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

Scholarship amount

Postgraduate Research (PHD) Country Scholarships:

Amount Eligibility How to apply
£3000 All self-funding students from the above countries will receive a guaranteed scholarship of £3,000 per year All applicants will be automatically considered for these scholarships. NO additional scholarship application needed
£4000 All outstanding international students (e.g. 1st class, A grade) will receive a scholarship of £4,000 per year

Please note (for all applicants)

  • These scholarships will be awarded instead of the ‘Bangor International Scholarship’ and NOT in addition to them.
  • The Country Scholarship applies to students beginning their degree course in the 2019/20 academic year
  • Fully Sponsored Students will not be entitled to the Country Scholarship
  • The Country Scholarship are offered in the form of a reduction in tuition fee.
  • The scholarship is not open to UK/EU applicants (unless they are paying international fees)
UUKi-BEC.AR Argentinian Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship Name UUKi-BEC.AR Argentinian Scholarship Scheme
Nationality Any
Argentinian government scheme to fund scholars to undertake Masters degrees in Science Technology and Engineering (STEM) subjects in the UK.

Eligibility criteria is as follows:

a) Be a citizen and / or Argentine resident;
b) Reside in Argentina at the time of the application;
c) Be a University graduate from a course last no less than four (4) years;
d) Minimum English language level of 6.5, no element below 6
e) Fulfil the admission requirements of the destination institution
f) Commit by contract to return to Argentina to work in the public or private sector for 2 years, or repay the scholarship grant received

Deans Scholarships
Scholarship Name Deans Scholarships
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount Up to £5,000
Nationality Any
Courses

  • Available for all courses starting in September 2020 and January 2021 intakes

Scholarship Amount

Undergraduate
£4,000 for Year 1, and up to £2,000 per year for Year 2 & 3*
Postgraduate
Up to £5,000
Research/PhD
£4,000 for Year 1, and up to £2,000 per year for Year 2 & 3*

*Note: Year 2 and 3 awards will be dependant on Undergraduate students achieving an overall average grade of 70% or higher in Years 1 and 2 (respectively) or for Research/PhD students successfully progressing into the next academic year.

Eligibility

The Deans scholarship is an academic merit based scholarship so the applicant must have achieved:

Undergraduate
Grades equivalent of GCE A-level A grade students
Postgraduate
Equivalent of a UK 1st class Bachelors degree
Research/PhD
Equivalent of a UK 1st class degree and/or equivalent of a Distinction at UK Masters’ level

Note:

  • Candidates who are fully sponsored by a third party will not be entitled to these Scholarships.
  • The above scholarships are not open to UK/EU applicants.
  • The above scholarships are available for full-time on-campus courses only.
  • All scholarships will be awarded entirely at the University’s discretion.

How to apply

All international applicants will be considered for these scholarships when the application for admission is considered. The outcome will be confirmed in the Offer Letter. No additional scholarship application is required.

International Scholarships
Scholarship Name International Scholarships
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount Up to £3,000
Nationality Any
Courses

  • Available for all courses starting in September 2020 and January 2021 intakes

Scholarship Amount

Undergraduate
Up to £3,000 for Year 1, and up to £1,000 per year for Year 2 & 3*
Postgraduate
Up to £3,000
Research/PhD
Up to £3,000 for Year 1, and up to £1,000 per year for Year 2 & 3*

*Note: Year 2 and 3 awards will be dependant on Undergraduate students achieving an overall average grade of 50% or higher in Years 1 and 2 (respectively) or for Research/PhD students successfully progressing into the next academic year.

Eligibility

A number of criteria will be taken into account when awarding this scholarship including Course Choice, Academic Performance, Personal Statement, Academic References, Skills and Experience. The scholarships will be awarded entirely at the University’s discretion

Note:

  • Candidates who are fully sponsored by a third party will not be entitled to these Scholarships
  • The above scholarships are not open to UK/EU applicants
  • The above scholarships are available for full-time on-campus courses only

How to apply

All international applicants will be considered for these scholarships when the application for admission is considered. The outcome will be confirmed in the Offer Letter. No additional scholarship application is required.

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