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University of Southern California’s:
Transfer Applicants

in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC)

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Richmond, The American International University in London, is delighted to offer the USC Transfer Applicants – Freshman Year in London program, in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC).

Study at the UK’s pioneering liberal arts university in one of the world’s most dynamic global cities, with students from over 60 different nations.

Ever since Richmond was established almost 50 years ago, we have offered an international experience and a global outlook.  We would like to wish you a warm welcome to our vibrant and diverse international student community, where students are encouraged and supported to flourish in a mix of diverse cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

You will be based in one of the world’s top student cities, a vibrant cultural hub, which is home to spectacular shopping streets, world-class museums, exhibitions and attractions.

Top reasons to study at Richmond:

  • Study your freshman year abroad in vibrant and cosmopolitan London
  • Choose from a range of courses including art history, business management and psychology
  • Join Richmond’s diverse student body, with other students from over 60 different nations
  • Improve your analytical and inter-disciplinary skills as part of our core curriculum
  • A robust offering of USC transferrable coursework

Key facts

  • TUITION FEES – £9,450 (per semester)
  • DURATION 2 semesters (Full-time)
  • ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
  • LOCATION Chiswick Park campus

Richmond’s three academic schools offer a variety of classes* in the American Liberal Arts tradition.

The School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences
  • Art History & Visual Culture
  • Communications
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
Richmond Business School
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Management & Marketing
  • Finance & Investment
  • International Business
  • Marketing
Richmond School of Liberal Arts
  • Creative Expression
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Research & Writing
  • Scientific Reasoning

*Classes may change

For the full list of classes that transfer at USC please click here.

USC Transfer Applicants will study at our new Chiswick Park campus, opening in July 2022.

Everything about this state of the art campus building in a beautiful parkland location has been designed with students in mind. It is set in a vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, with easy access to everything the world’s number one student city can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events.

We are offering a range of options for managed student accommodation, with varying price, size, location and facilities.

Enrollment at Richmond will allow you to enrol in a competitive course plan due to a robust offering of USC transferable coursework. USC expects the following of competitive transfer applicants;

  • Complete 30 transferable semester units, earning A’s and B’s
  • Earn a 3.7 average GPA in USC-transferable courses, with no individual grade below C (2.0)
  • Complete a year-long course in English composition
  • Complete Intermediate Algebra (if you didn’t complete Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with C’s or better in every semester in high school)
  • Take courses in areas of general education (at least two courses), foreign language (if needed for your major), and any lower division courses needed for your intended major

Your Richmond academic advisor will be familiar with the conditions of your intended transfer to USC through the USC Transfer Applicants – Freshman Year in London program.

Tuition fees for students starting their programme in the upcoming academic year are as follows:

UK/ EU/ International/ United States
Freshman Semester in London £9,450* per semester

*£300 GBP tuition confirmation deposit for USD fee payers

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Applying to Richmond for the USC Transfer Applicants – Freshman Year in London program in London is easy.

Simply fill out the Direct Online Application form.

Once you have submitted the application form to Richmond, we will liaise with USC on your application. USC will share application data with Richmond, including:

  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement/essay
  • At least one recommendation from a teacher or counselor

You can usually expect an admissions decision from Richmond within one week of Richmond’s receipt of your application.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact our Admissions Office:

Call: +44 (0) 208 332 8330

Students joining this programme have their own personal academic advisor. Any specific queries about classes can be addressed to:

Chiara Mortarino Bowie

Any queries about housing, the meal plan or living in Richmond, please direct to:

Student Affairs
Call: +44 (0)20 8332 8218

Welcome to Richmond American University London

Hear from our students what they most like about our campus and discover the opportunities with our move to Chiswick. Chiswick Park is set in beautiful parkland complete with a lake, waterfall and canopied boardwalks, all within easy access of everything the world’s top student city can offer.

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“I had such a wonderful experience at Richmond University. The beautiful campus was close to all the London attractions. The professors work hard with you to succeed, and I made some incredible life-long friends there. I did not want to come home.”

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Rebecca MainettiVisiting Student

“My overall evaluation for my time at Richmond can be described in one word: incredible. All of my professors were fantastic, they were engaged, knowledgeable, and overall just great professors.

I think the school was fair in its academic rigor. Nothing over the top, but nothing that was abundantly easy, either. The workload is manageable, and all of the professors I had explained everything to me and made me feel prepared for all that I had to do.

I think the program as a whole was fantastic.”

James NugentVisiting Student

“Traveling abroad for my first semester definitely was not what I had expected to end up doing, but it was the best experience I could’ve ever asked for! The American International University at Richmond offered so many exciting opportunities for me.

Richmond’s classes were unique to other institutions due to their dual degree program, allowing students to receive both an American degree and a British degree. I made lifelong friends from Tulane and Richmond University, and I learned so much about myself and the world around me!”.

Magdalena Saliba Freshman year Student