Graduate Accommodation

Graduate student housing at Richmond is located in the Kensington area of West London. The campus is contained within 5 buildings, all within a 10-minute walk of each other. Kensington is a highly desirable residential area excellent for shopping and equipped with restaurants, parks and nightlife. It is also close to many other cultural centers in London such as the Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Natural History Museum and many more.

Public transport is easily assessable and you can get anywhere from the nearby underground stations, trains or local buses. When you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, you need only walk about five minutes to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, one of London’s many large and beautiful parks. You will also be reassured to know that this area, compared to most big cities, is quite safe. People usually feel secure walking in this area or on public transport day and night.

Courtfield Gardens

Courtfield Gardens is the primary postgraduate residence hall and is home to almost 75 Richmond students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The building is located across Cromwell Road, just a 5 minute walk from the Earl's Court tube station and a 15 minute walk from Atlantic House.

Courtfield offers self contained flats of 1 to 2 students with newly refurbished kitchens and ensuite bathrooms. Wireless internet, a common room with satellite TV, live-in staff and programming throughout the term are all a part of the package at Courtfield.

Please note that postgraduate accommodation is available during fall and spring terms only. Accommodation over the summer is strictly limited due to the University accommodating visiting programmes at this time. If you require housing in Kensington during the period of your summer internship, please contact the housing department as soon as possible to arrange this.

If you are interested in living in Courtfield Gardens, please contact Student Affairs for prices and availability.



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Study space

Requesting Housing (for Admitted students)

MA Admitted Student Procedures

NOTE: All our buildings are non-smoking.

To requset housing, please print the PDF available at the link above and enter your details. Once complete, send the housing form with a housing deposit to the Office of Admissions processing your application:

For Residents outside of North America:
Office of Admissions
Richmond The American International University in London
Queen's Road
Richmond-upon Thames
TW10 6JP
Tel: +44 020 8332 9000

For Residents of North America:
Office of Admissions for North America
Richmond The American International University in London
343 Congress Street
Suite 3100
Boston, MA 02210
Tel: 617) 450-5617

External/Independent Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

There are plenty of perks to living on campus while studying at Richmond, but there are also several advantages to living off campus, too.

If you think that off-campus accommodation might be the best choice for you but don’t know where to start, please visit our Off-Campus Accommodation page for more information.

Still unsure of the housing option that is right for you?
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