Bangor University

City: Bangor
Language of instruction: English
  • Founded in 1884
  • 8454 undergraduate students 
  • One of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK
  • Situated near the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and the sea
  • The city is safe, compact, and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates of any university city
  • Ranked amongst the top 4 University cities in the UK in terms of cost of living
  • Libraries, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and other academic buildings are located near to each other
  • University is within walking distance of the city centre and accommodation

Introduction to Bangor

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Partner university's areas of study

ForestryLand and Food Systems


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Only Forestry, Environmental Science, and Agricultural Science students are eligible to apply to this partner university
  • Students must have at least a 70% cumulative average to attend this partnership

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid September to Mid January
  • Semester 2: Mid January to Early June


  • Maximum: 60 Bangor credits per semester or 120 Bangor credits per year
  • However, students who stay for one year can take 70 credits in Semester 1 and 50 credits in Semester 2, if required
  • Half-module = 5 Bangor credits
  • Single module = 10 Bangor credits
  • Double-module = 20 Bangor credits
  • A single 10 credit module involves around 100 hours of student time divided between direct contact, directed study, private study and assessment
  • Undergraduate modules range from Level 1-3
  • Level 4 modules are Post-graduate
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • Bangor credits divided by 4 = UBC credits OR
  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
  • Bangor is transitioning to the European Credit Transfer System

Passing grade

D=40=Pass OR E=35-39=Marginal Fail

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • University accommodation is of a basic nature: single study bedrooms which are generally fairly small containing the basic necessities of bed, desk, wardrobe and chair
  • It is generally the younger students (undergraduate) who live in Halls of Residence, usually between the ages of 18 and 22, and around 60% are 1st year students 
  • The majority of mature students choose to live in private accommodation
  • Student Housing Office: deals with private rented accommodation for students, where staff are available to give advice, deal with queries and distribute information packs, where you can find lists of accommodation available in the private rented sector are maintained for those students who prefer to live outside Halls
  • For questions, e-mail: studenthousing@bangor.ac.uk

Information on Accommodation

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