Study Abroad & Freshman Students

Richmond invites students from all over the world, and especially our partner universities, to study abroad with us and experience London for a semester, year or summer before returning to their home institution. All of our programmes are for US/UK/ECTS credit, which easily transfer back to your home institution. As we are the first UK university to be accredited in both the UK and the US, celebrating internationalism and diversity is what we do best. For this reason, we were awarded the Advancing International Education Award in the Independent Higher Education Awards 2022.

We also offer a range of exciting for-credit internships and have a 100% placement rate for all students who are registered on this programme.

Some students come to us to complete their entire freshman experience in London. We have existing partnerships in place with a number of US university partners, including: University of Southern California (USC) Transfer Applicants & Fall AdmissionSouthern Methodist University (SMU) and Tulane University. Often students who are waitlisted at these universities wish to partake in a freshman study abroad option instead of deferring the start of their university acceptance at home. So, if you are a current or prospective student at one of these partners, this is your chance to cross the pond and study what makes you passionate, here at Richmond. If your university does not have an established partnership with us, you can still apply to us directly.

Apply as a Study Abroad Student

There are two ways for students to apply for a Study Abroad experience with us.

Please make sure you are able to supply the following documents before making an application:

• A 500-word statement explaining why you wish to join Richmond and what you hope to gain from the experience
• Official transcripts or certified original copies of all university work to date (in English)

Apply as a Freshman Student

Are you currently studying at one of our Freshman partners? By applying as a Freshman Student you can learn new skills, catch up on credit, enhance your CV all while exploring London, UK.

Each of our partners has their own entry requirements click on each of the options below to find out more.

Why Study Abroad with Richmond?

Richmond is delighted to be able to offer a range of opportunities for students to come together and experience our unique learning environment in the World’s Best Student City (QS, 2021), London.

  • Study for a summer, semester or a year in London
  • Complete a for-credit internship in London
  • Over 500 classes to choose from
  • Earn credits that transfer back to your home institutions
  • Personalised academic advising

What can I study at Richmond?

Richmond is proud to offer over 500 different classes across its curriculum all taught within the liberal arts framework.

Click below to view the full list of classes available to study this year.

Award-winning team

We are proud to have an award-winning International Programmes team, winner of the Advancing International Education Award in the highly prestigious Independent Higher Education Awards 2022.

This Award recognised the team’s work in assisting Ukrainian students to continue with their studies after the invasion.

The range of free initiatives included room and board for refugee students over summer 2022, organising online classes with university partner Ukrainian American Concordia University for students still in Ukraine, setting up full year tuition scholarships for students to come to London, and working with our housing partner on free accommodation.

Independent Higher Education is the UK membership organisation and national representative body for independent providers of higher education.

Contact us

If you are not sure which of the above routes to apply for, or just want to ask a question, then send an email to one of our friendly team members.

Our programmes

All of our 19 Undergraduate programmes are taught within the US liberal arts framework meaning that American students are able to study the same for credit courses here in London.

Students that graduate from either an Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme will be awarded with both a UK and US degree. Find out more about programme accreditation here.

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Study Abroad & Visiting Student Guide

Download and read through our Study Abroad & Visiting Student Guide and find out more about the programmes on offer as well as the experiences our previous participants have had.

If you have any questions about the Study Abroad or Visiting Students opportunities than get in contact with our International Programmes team.