Apply Online by one of the following:
Review details below regarding the methods for submitting an online application to Richmond, as well as details regarding which Office of Admissions to contact regarding your application.
Most students applying to university in the UK apply using an application system called UCAS. Students applying by UCAS will submit their application information directly to UCAS. When applying, please note our UCAS institution code is R20.
Students applying via UCAS will receive their admissiond decision both directly from the Office of Admissions and also in the UCAS system.
The Common Application
Many students applying from the United States prefer to use The Common Application. Students wishing to apply to Richmond via The Common Application can login and search for:
- “Richmond University”
- “Richmond University in London”, or
- “Richmond, The American International University in London”
to submit their application to Richmond via The Common Application
Richmond is a private university and also maintains a direct online application. Students applying to Richmond by direct application should submit*:
*Please scroll down to see which Office of Admissions you will be working with depending upon where you are currently living/studying
1) A completed online Application for Undergraduate Admission.
2) £35 application fee.(Refundable against first semester tuition)
3) A personal statement.
This is short essay (minimum 250 words) is part of the online application. Alternatively, it can be submitted by mail to the Office of Admissions if typed and signed & dated.
Suggested essay topics:
(A)Describe your experience with cross cultural communication and/or the value of diversity in society.
(B)How has globalization affected you and your home nation?
(C)If you could spend a day with anyone in the world, past or present, who
would it be?
4) Official Transcripts of secondary and post secondary school work.
Important note: Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
5) A completed Confidential Academic Recommendation Form from a teacher or guidance counselor who can assess your academic ability and maturity.
6) English Language Proficiency Requirements (for students not from a majority English-speaking country)**:
- All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission.
- To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency (Level B2 as of November 2012). This is equivalent to the following scores:
IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
iBT TOEFL – a score of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be eligible to attend our Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) programmes - LEAP
- TOEFL or IELTS results must be current within two years at the time of application.
- Our TOEFL code is 0823.
7) Submission of SAT/ACT scores is OPTIONAL.
- Richmond’s ACT CODE is 5244
- CEEB/ATP/SAT code is 0823L
When to Apply
If you are a new student, a transfer student or visiting student, you can join Richmond in September, January or May.
Richmond operates two semesters and a summer session. For the exact dates of each semester please see academic calendar
Priority** application deadlines are as follows:
- March 1 for Fall semester applications
- November 1 for Spring semester applications.
**Applications received after the priority deadline are considered on a space available basis.
If you require a visa to study in The UK then we strongly suggest you apply to us by 31 May for Fall entry and 30 November for Spring entry. For all other applicants we should be able to consider applications after this date provided we have spaces available.
Richmond runs a rolling admissions procedure for all its degree courses. Once we have received your completed forms and all the necessary accompanying documentation, we will consider your application and provide you with a decision as soon as possible. If you are waiting for references or final exam results, you may still send your application and may be accepted on a provisional basis. Any remaining documents required by the University must be submitted to the Admissions Office before registration.
What happens after I apply?
Once all required documents have been submitted for review by the admission committee, it generally takes four weeks for the admission office to return a decision.
Upon admission to the University, a student may be invited to make a non-refundable deposit to the University which will secure the student’s position in the new entering class at Richmond. Please check the terms and conditions of your offer.
- 1 May for Fall applicants
- 1 December for Spring applicants
Please feel free to contact your Office of Admissions (as outlined below) if you have any questions about the status of your application.
Advanced Credit and Transfer Admission Information
Students applying to the undergraduate programme who have advanced secondary credit or transfer credits from another accredited university should view the Advanced Credit and Transfer Credit page
Which Office of Admissions do I contact?:
If you are currently living/studying in countries outside of the United States:
UK Office of Admissions
Richmond, The American International University in London
Richmond upon Thames
TW10 6JP, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 (0)20 8332 9000
Fax : +44 (0)20 8332 1596
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are currently living/studying within North America:
Office of Admissions for North America
Richmond, The American International University in London
343 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210-1214 USA
Tel : +1 (617) 450-5617
Fax : +1 (617) 450 5601
Email : email@example.com
Link to this page: http://www.richmond.ac.uk/s/46.aspx