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Richmond, the American International University in London

Richmond, The American International University in London is committed to preparing students for global careers and postgraduate study on both sides of the Atlantic.  We welcome students from over 100 countries around the world, presenting an opportunity for global friendships and intercultural exchange.  Our excellent faculty provides students with an exciting international curriculum with the opportunity to specialize in a range of areas from International Relations to Psychology. 

Richmond’s distinctions include degrees, which are accredited in the US and validated in the UK.  As such we emphasize the best of both the US and UK education systems:  the US focus on the liberal arts and the British system of specialization.  Freshmen and sophomores are based at the Richmond Hill Campus, while juniors and seniors are based at our Kensington campus.   

Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
Finance, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Journalism, Otherx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Visual and Performing Arts, Otherx  

Academic Life

Richmond is both an American and a British University.  We are accredited in the US through Middle States, and our degrees are also validated in the UK.  Our average class size is 18 students per class.  Our faculty are well-qualified, experienced and experts in their fields.  Each student is assigned a full-time member of faculty as a personal academic advisor. 

We guarantee to find a relevant internship, with academic credit, for all of our students who want one, subject to grade and reference requirements being met.  Internships are offered in a variety of sectors in London, China, India, South Africa and Argentina, subject to availability. 

We offer 4-year liberal arts and business BA degrees and 1-year Masters programs.  We can admit new undergraduates in both Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Campus Life

Richmond University has two London campuses and so its students experience two sides of the capital – the beautiful green borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and the cosmopolitan chic of Kensington.

Freshmen and sophomores attend our Richmond Hill Campus.  The campus is set in a splendid six-acre site at the top of Richmond Hill, next to Richmond Park, the largest of London’s eight Royal Parks.  An impressive neo-Gothic building and a modern five-level library, house classrooms, computer laboratories, art and photography studios and an auditorium make the campus unique. 

Juniors and seniors attend our city campus in Kensington, one of London’s most beautiful residential areas.  Within easy walking distance are famous concert venues and museums, as well as a host of cinemas, cafes, restaurants, clubs and department stores. 

Both campuses also accommodate student residences and dining halls.

Facilities and Resources

Students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation during their first year.

On-campus facilities include:  a multifunctional sports court and a Fitness Suite; 24 hour security/reception; dining halls; computer labs; student common rooms, wireless internet; laundry facilities; and Starbucks coffee shops.  Local athletic facilities are abundant and offer competitive membership rates for students.

Richmond has libraries on both campuses; they contain over 90,000 items including books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, company annual reports, and student theses.  In addition, there are some 25,000 journal titles available through the Libraries’ subscription databases. 

In addition to our London campuses, Richmond also has Study Centers in Florence and Rome.  As part of a four-year BA degree program, students may spend a semester or a year studying at one of Richmond’s international study centers in Italy.

Financial Aid / Tuition

We offer different scholarships aimed at a variety of students.  Both merit-based scholarships and need-based grants are available.  Please contact for more information.

US citizens can apply for Federal Loans to use at Richmond.  Start by submitting your FAFSA to us using Richmond’s school code:  G10594. 


Loan options:

  • Students: Direct Stafford Loans
  • Parents: Direct Parent PLUS Loans*
  • Students and parents: Private student loans through a company such as Sallie Mae*

*Dependent on a credit check


VA Students:

  • If you are a VA student, you are qualified to apply for some VA Benefits (GI Bill) to use towards your Richmond fees


Please note:  Federal legislation prohibits use of Pell Grants, SEOG, Perkins Loans and Federal Work Study at institutions located outside the United States. 


Students applying to Richmond may do so with a Direct Application through the Richmond University website, through the Common Application, or through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).  Most US applicants use the Common App or the Direct Application.

How to apply:

  • Complete and submit an online application
  • Provide official transcripts
  • Provide a confidential recommendation from a teacher or counselor


Our Fall application deadline is March 1.  Applications will still be considered beyond this point but priority will be placed on those received by March 1. 

Richmond works on a rolling admissions basis.  Decisions on applications are generally made within 4 weeks of receipt of complete applications.

For questions about your application, please contact Richmond’s Office of Admissions for North America

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