Study Abroad at Richmond
Richmond invites students who prefer to complete their studies in their home country to come and experience Richmond and London, the world’s top student city, for an exciting Summer, Semester or a Year.
London is a vibrant and dynamic city to live and study in. Richmond offers a wide range of programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and the Arts. A full list of our programmes can be found here. So, whether or not it is classes in International Business, an Internship with a London-based fashion PR agency, or a history class touring the city’s museums and galleries, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience. Study Abroad students are also encouraged to participate in the life of the University, from university-organised trips (around the country and across Europe), clubs & societies to fantastic social events, such as International Night.
As the first university in the world to be accredited in the UK and the USA, all of our programmes are for US/UK/ECTS credit, which should easily transfer back to your home institution, though we advise that you check with your home institution before enrolling into any programme.
Click to view the Spring 2023 Course List (688kb PDF).
Internship study abroad opportunities are also available to visiting students, and Richmond has a 100% placement rate for all students who are registered to take our internship programme. This is a fab way to get international experience whilst earning credit.
Why Study Abroad with Richmond
- Study for a summer, semester or a year in London
- Complete a for-credit internship in London
- Earn credits that transfer back to your home institutions
- Over 500 classes to choose from
- Personalised and super-friendly academic advising
- Libraries and cafeterias
- Mix with students from all over the world
Richmond’s Study Abroad partners
There are two ways for students to apply for a Study Abroad experience with us:
- Academic Programs International (API)
If you are a current US-based university student and coming through our partner, Academic Programs International (API), a world-leading independent Study Abroad provider which organises high quality, affordable programmes around the world for thousands of students every year, please apply through their website:
- Direct Application to Richmond
If you are a European, International or US student coming directly to us on your own or through a bilateral relationship which your university has with Richmond, please apply directly to Richmond by completing the Direct Online Application form and submitting it together with:
- Official transcripts or Certified Original copies of all university work to date;
- A 500-word statement explaining why you wish to join Richmond and what you hope to gain from the experience
- And one confidential reference letter in an envelope sealed by your referee.
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, super helpful and zany team members and we can help you out:
Chiara Mortarino Bowie
Study Abroad at Richmond
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What our students say
“The classes were well structured and engaging. The instructors were all highly intelligent and approachable. I am extremely happy with the classes I took and learned a lot from the content.”
“My time in Richmond was one of the best times of my life, not only because of its location but also because I’ve had the best teachers in my entire university degree. I can also say that you will find friends for life, and that there is always something to do in London!”
“I would recommend the programme to other students. It has been the opportunity of a lifetime, gaining independence, accelerating personal growth and meeting people from various parts of the world. I absolutely loved my time here.”
“The programme was academically and professionally demanding but not in such a way that I was not able to enjoy being in London.”
“Really fun and a good way to adapt to American college life and make international friends”