Bangor University International College

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

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About BUIC

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

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over 120

student nationalities

small classes

up to 20


teaching staff


at the heart of Bangor University

full university

student status from the day you start


progression to Bangor University

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Welcome to Bangor University International College (BUIC)

BUIC is an embedded college on the Bangor University campus. Here, you can do the first stage of your integrated Bachelors or Masters course in a broad range of subjects before completing your degree at Bangor University. As a BUIC student, you will have access to all university services and facilities so will feel part of the university from the day you start.

Bangor University is a traditional university with a longstanding reputation of excellence. The University also has several modern state-of-the-art facilities. Bangor is a student city located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a low cost, quiet and safe place, that is ideal for studying.
As College Director of BUIC, I am committed to ensuring that you receive the best possible learning and teaching experience. You will study with students from all over the world. Our dedicated team of academic staff and experienced tutors will help you adjust to academic life in the UK so that you are ready to transition seamlessly into university. Our tutors focus on developing your English language and academic study skills as well as core subject knowledge. Our classes are typically small and interactive in nature. You will receive a lot of individual support and regular feedback on your academic performance. All of this will help you to increase your confidence in communicating in a higher education context and put you on the path to both academic success and future career success.

At BUIC, we are incredibly proud of the high level of individualised support that we provide to all our students on every step of the student journey, from pre-arrival to post-departure. Our committed team of support staff are here to support you on a range of matters concerned with life as an international student. We will ensure that you feel looked after and part of the BUIC family.

BUIC is now fully open to students. Bangor University, libraries, social spaces, and sports facilities are also all open for students to use and enjoy. For the September 2022 intake, the 3 October 2022 for BUIC, all teaching will continue be in-person and on-campus. You will not be able to join your classes online as lessons are not being live streamed. You will be expected to travel to Bangor for the start of term on 3 October 2022 so that you can join your classes on time. Before you arrive, you will need to arrange to live in Bangor or no more than an hour from Bangor so that you can attend all your on-campus classes. We look forward to welcoming you to BUIC soon.

Laura McKenzie

BUIC College Director

Laura Mckenzie


BUIC delivers the first stages of the International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) and the Pre-Masters. You'll continue you studies directly with Bangor University following successful completion of stage one.

International Year Zero (IYZ)

This IYZ at BUIC is the first year of a 4-year integrated degree course. IYZ provides 1-year of preparation for entry into the first year of a 3-year bachelor’s degree at Bangor University. Below you can find the Degrees available.

The IYZ in Business, Management and Economics will give you an excellent grounding in the basics of business, encompassing key economic, legal and management principles. You will also develop maths skills that are vital for your degree studies.

BUIC / IYZ / Business and Management

Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this course gives you a great start in engineering and computing. With a heavy focus on maths, physics and programming, you will deepen your understanding of these subjects during your foundation year.

After finishing the course, you will continue your studies in either our School of Computer Science where you will obtain a BSc degree that is accredited by the British Computer Society or you will join our School of Electronic Engineering with its range of specialist courses. Our BEng degree courses, which are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, can set you on the road to Chartered Engineer Status.

BUIC / IYZ / Engineering and Computer Science

This broad-based pathway will give you an excellent grounding for undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas, including Media, Law, Sociology and Psychology. After completing the first stage at BUIC, you will continue your chosen degree in the School of Social Sciences, School of Law, School of Psychology or School of Creative Studies & Media.

The School of Social Sciences is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Social Policy (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

BUIC / IYZ / Law, Media, Psychology, and Social Sciences

International Year One (IY1)

The IY1 at BUIC is the first year of a 3-year integrated degree course. IY1 is equivalent to the first year of a 3-year bachelor’s degree, leading to direct entry into the second year of a bachelor’s degree at Bangor University. Below you can find the degree courses available.

Our IY1 course is the first year of a business management and marketing related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to business economics, operations and information systems management, as well as marketing. On successful completion, you will continue onto the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree with Bangor Business School.

BUIC / IY1 / Business, Management and Marketing

Our IY1 course is the first year of a business management and finance related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to management, economics and accounting. On successful completion, you will continue on to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree with Bangor Business School.

As a student of Bangor Business School you will benefit from a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.

BUIC / IY1 / Accounting, Banking and Finance

A psychology degree opens up a variety of career options, such as a professional psychologist as well as other disciplines such as healthcare, teaching, marketing, or management. Even if you decide to ultimately not join the world of psychology, the analytical, and research skills you gain will make you a high-quality candidate for many organisations.

Our IY1 in Psychology at BUIC offers you an alternative route to a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. Once you have completed this first stage at BUIC, you will continue directly with Bangor University. Recently rated Top 3 University in Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020), Bangor University is home to one of the largest and most cosmopolitan psychology departments in the UK.

BUIC / IY1 / Psychology


The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to postgraduate degree courses at Bangor University. The Pre-Masters at BUIC is an integrated degree course, providing either 1 term or 2 terms of preparation for entry into a 1-year master’s degree at Bangor University. Please see below the degree courses available.

The Pre-Master will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying one of Bangor’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in accounting and finance.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC, you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

BUIC / PM / Accounting and Finance

If you want to broaden your understanding of issues affecting the business world, the Pre-Masters at BUIC provides the ideal start to your chosen Master’s degree at Bangor University.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters in Business and Management at Bangor Business School.

BUIC / PM / Business and Management

In the competitive world of banking, a postgraduate qualification can help you to stand out from the crowd. The Pre-Master’s Stage of the Pre-Masters will broaden your knowledge of this rapidly changing field and prepare you for success with the completion of your chosen Master’s degree.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

BUIC / PM / Investment and Banking

Psychology is an applied science which seeks to understand the behaviour of the mind. BUIC offers you an alternative route to a masters in Psychology at Bangor University. BUIC will provide you with subject-related academic and English language support to help you succeed as you continue your studies. A postgraduate degree in this field can lead to a range of career opportunities from clinical psychology to marketing and advertising.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

BUIC / PM / Psychology

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Life at Bangor

At Bangor, you’ll benefit from an exceptional academic experience set against the stunning backdrop of the north Wales landscape. Bangor's ethos of high-quality teaching, rigorous academic standards and a post university focus is combined with a fantastic student experience.

What’s in Bangor?

There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants in and around Bangor, with many places on the University campus. Bar Uno at Ffriddoedd Village is open until late and serves food, drink and Starbucks coffee.

The Pontio centre is a social hub for students as well as a centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. Inside you’ll find a cinema and theatre as well as a bar and café. The Students’ Union is on the third floor and there are lecture theatres and social learning spaces throughout.

An Award Winning Student Experience

Undeb Bangor, BUIC’s student union, is one of the most active in the country. Running the University’s clubs, societies and volunteering projects, it also provides student support as well as a range of entertainment. Membership of the Student Union’s clubs and societies is free of charge for all students.

Excellent sport facilities

If you love sports, athletics and the outdoor life, Bangor is the place for you. The University has great facilities for outdoor and indoor sports including Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball, Indoor Hockey, Five-a-side Futsal, Table Tennis, Archery and many more.

Free Clubs and Societies

BUIC’s ranked 2nd in the UK for Societies and Sports (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020). It’s no wonder, as there’s hundreds to choose from and they are all free to join!

Bangor University

Bangor University combines the best of community, research and connection with nature.

University Info

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

Degree Courses

Discover the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes Bangor University can offer you.

What student support does Bangor offer?

At Bangor University, you have the opportunity to gain more than a degree. Find out about all of the support available to you.

The Careers Service offers a variety of resources to help you find your perfect career.

Students can request a confidential personal career advice session, attend any of our workshops, and make use of online resources specifically tailored to your subject.

The university holds a range of careers events throughout the academic year. These include workshops delivered by employability advisers, job-hunting skills seminars, employer-led skills development sessions, and careers fairs.

Our Student Services Centre provides comprehensive, professional support – ranging from financial advice and study skills to dyslexia support, welfare issues and counselling.

A dedicated Disability Team is also on hand to give advice on a broad range of disability-related matters.

The International Student Support Team provides guidance on matters including employment regulations, welfare issues, living in Bangor, healthcare, immigration, and visa applications.

To support your learning activities, the university provides:

• Access to the internet across the university

• A university email account and a safe place to store your work

• Open access computer labs

• A secure virtual learning environment ‘Blackboard’, where course materials, notes, PowerPoint slides, and other learning materials are made available by your tutor

• Access to library, archives, printing & binding, and photocopying services

International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2022-23) Tuition Fees (2023-24)
International Year Zero (IYZ) £16,995.00 £16,995.00
International Year One (IY1) £16,995.00 £16,995.00
Pre-Master’s (PM) £10,995.00 – £14,995.00 £10,995.00 – £14,995.00
Please note: There is an additional £200 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at the Bangor University.

Scholarships at Bangor

At Bangor, students have access to a variety of scholarships offered by the University of Bangor based on merit, financial need, or other factors such as academic achievements. For the full list of scholarships available at the university of Bangor, please click here.

Oxford International offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic course under the Core Scholarship. The scholarships are targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees to awards covering part or full pathway course fees at the international college.

Please note you’ll have to apply for the Core Scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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Applying is easy. Complete the online application form and follow the instructions. If you have any queries please contact us.

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Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)