Study Abroad Programs - Bangor University
Bangor University was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. For more than 120 years students from all over the world have graduated from Bangor and as a result gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers. The University has an impressive range of library, IT and subject specific learning resources and facilities, as you would expect from a high quality institution.
Situated near to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city. Everything in Bangor can be reached on foot, students do not need to purchase a car or rely on public transport. Find more more here.
Areas of Study:
Archeology, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Childhood Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Geography, Health, History, Kinesiology (Sport Science), Music, Marine Science, Psychology, Social Sciences,
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
Fall semester: late September to mid January
Spring semester: mid January to mid June
Exchange students can take a combination of modules from different schools, regardless of their course of study at home. Students are strongly advised to research online for the choice of modules available and create a draft timetable well before arriving in Bangor. Module (course) registration takes place during Welcome Week and further guidance is provided during the Welcome & Orientation Meetings each semester.
Exchange students are required to enrol in a full load of credits. Full-time enrolment is 60 credit units per semester (or 120 credits for an academic year), with most individual modules, or courses, valued at 20 credits. Generally, students enrol in 3 modules per semester. It is not possible to enrol in more than 60 credits in a single semester. Some modules (courses) may not be available to exchange students:
Transfer credit information:
20 credits at Bangor University = 5 credits at UMaine
Undergraduate programmes at Bangor University are made up of three levels:
Level 1 – first year introductory modules (100- and 200-level courses at UMaine)
Level 2 – second year intermediate modules (300-level courses at UMaine)
Level 3 – final year advanced modules (400-level courses at UMaine)
On-campus housing is guaranteed for UMaine exchange students. Students will receive a housing application once they are accepted as an exchange student by Bangor University. Accommodation at Bangor University is within walking distance of the city centre, the libraries, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and other academic buildings.
University accommodation is of a basic nature: single-study bedrooms equipped with bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe. Standard rooms in self-catered blocks have shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities, and all halls are mixed-sex. Most upperclassmen, and many international students, choose to live in privately owned accommodations in the city, making individual arrangements with landlords after arrival in Bangor. The Student Housing Office maintains a list of hotels and guesthouses for temporary accommodation.
Estimated budget for one semester:
- Tuition – 15 credit hours of in-state or out-of-state tuition to UMaine
- Fees – mandatory fees for 15 credit hours to UMaine (Unified fee, Activity fee, Communication fee and Rec Center fee)
- Housing – $1,500 – $2,200
- Food – $2,000
- Textbooks – $400
- Living Expenses (recreation, gym, laundry, entertainment) – $1,000
- Airfare – $1,000
- Health insurance – $100 – $200
- UK visa application fee – $100
- Personal expenses – vary
- International Student Guide
- International Education Center
- Information on Wales
- Information on Bangor and the County of Gwynedd
- Information on the Isle of Anglesey