Southern Methodist University's London International Semester - Richmond, The American International University in London

Southern Methodist University’s London International Semester

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Southern Methodist University’s London International Semester at Richmond University

Study in one of the world’s most dynamic global cities, with students from over 100 different nations as part of SMU’s London International Semester (LIS).

Richmond Hill CampusSouthern Methodist University LIS students may apply for admission to Richmond for the Fall semester and study on courses that academic credit will automatically transfer to SMU and count towards their SMU degree (pending successful completion of these courses and SMU nomination).

Richmond’s three academic schools offer a variety of programs in the American Liberal Arts curriculum.

SMU LIS students will live and study at or close to our Richmond Hill campus, located in the beautiful green borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. LIS students will also be eligible for certain scholarships offered by Richmond University, you can find out more on our dedicated US Scholarships page.

Students residing at the Hill can choose from a variety of rooms from traditional US style shared rooms to single occupancy rooms.

Student accommodation is located in the impressive Main Building and also in the surrounding buildings on or near the Richmond Hill Campus.

Our Room & Board fees include 18 meals per week (3 meals per day Monday – Friday, and 2 brunches & 1 dinner at the weekend).

Click here to find out which Richmond classes you can transfer back to SMU

Meet the professor

We wanted to give you a brief introduction to what life is like at Richmond, presented by Professor and Vice President of International Programs Dominic Alessio.

Contact Us

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, pls direct to:
Oliver Brady, Residence Life Coordinator or
+44 (0)20 8332 8218

Fall 2020 Tuition Fees

One Semester $13,000
Special discount price for Fall 2020

Tuition confirmation deposit for USD fee payers only – $500*

*Once you have confirmed your place on the blended option for learning for Fall 2020, this deposit is non-refundable as administration costs will be incurred by the University. The deposit for visiting students will be refundable if it is paid prior to an announcement being made by Richmond on our blending learning option for Fall 2020, or in the event that no on-campus teaching can take place at all in Fall 2020.

Spring 2021 Tuition Fees

One Semester $19,000


Unfortunately we are unable to offer any scholarships on tuition for the upcoming Fall 2020 intake.

Scholarships Qualifications Amount
Chancellor’s Atlantic Scholarship
(1 semester)
3.9+ GPA $4,000
Presidential Atlantic Scholarship
(1 semester)
3.7 – 3.89 GPA $2,000

Terms and Conditions: The Richmond Atlantic scholarship is only applicable to approved Visiting Student partners, any visiting student who elects to remain at Richmond and becomes degree seeking will lose this award but become eligible for existing scholarships.

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.

How to apply
Applying to Richmond for the Fall Semester as a SMU Spring Admit is easy.

Simply fill out the Direct Online Application form.

Once you have submitted the application form to Richmond, we will liaise with SMU on your application. SMU 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 1 week of Richmond’s receipt of your application.

How to accept your offer
If you would like to accept your offer and join us in London this Fall, please submit the following:

If you have any questions about Richmond or the admissions process, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at or by phone on 011 44 20 8332 8330.

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