Funding Your Undergraduate Studies – UK and EU Nationals – Richmond University

Funding Your Undergraduate Studies – UK and EU Nationals

UK/EU Tuition Fees

2018/19 Tuition & Accommodation Fees

The fees below for NEW Students
(basic tuition and housing fees quoted below are per each standard academic year of two semesters).

New students starting Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 UK/EU
Tuition £9,250
Confirmation Deposit N/A
Standard Housing (shared room with meal plan) from £7,800*
Housing Deposit £350
Estimated additional living costs (Transport, books, etc) £2,250

*Room rates vary depending on band; please see Requesting University Housing: Room Rates.

Summer Courses/Overloading – per credit

Taken in 2018/2019 academic year £ 500

Additional Information regarding fees

Students should use the library for the first point to source textbooks and course material.  Should you need to buy a book, you can purchase it from

Please check your offer email/letter for further information about what deposits are payable and when they are due.

First Year students are normally recommended to take housing in the first year of study at Richmond. The University provides standard double rooms and a limited number of single rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Housing & Accommodation to find out more about student housing.

Financial Assistance – Home & EU Students

UK and EU Richmond undergraduate students are normally eligible, via Student Finance England and Wales for a loan of £6,165 p.a. towards tuition fees, while UK students are also normally eligible for a maintenance loan from the same source. Thus UK and EU students will normally have to pay a portion of the tuition fee directly to the University. Our courses are not currently designated for funding purposes by Student Finance Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland so students normally resident in Scotland or Northern Ireland will not be eligible to apply for tuition or maintenance loans from Student Finance if they want to study at Richmond University.

Funding Your Undergraduate Studies UK and EU Nationals

The student finance information provided on this page is for UK and European Union nationals.  You can explore three source of funding for undergraduate study. You may be able combine your funding from a combination of sources.

  • Student Finance England Loans
  • Richmond Scholarships (Need and Merit Based)
  • Private Educational Loan (Future Finance)

We recommend that you explore your funding option as early as possible. The Student Finance Calculator will help you determine what funds for which you may be eligible.  Please see the tabs below for the various funding options. Please contact us if you have any questions at

Tuition and fees are set annually, in advance of the start of the academic year, by the Board of Trustees. The tuition fee will not change for the duration of the academic year.

Entry Requirements

Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

  • A Level*: BBC
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate*: 28
  • BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
  • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
  • SAT: 1700
  • ACT composite: 24
  • French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
  • Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
  • Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above

University English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
  • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
  • UK Border Agency Language Requirements
  • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
  • The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
  • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
    Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Home Office links:
    Home Office – English Language
    Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

The Common Application
If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

Direct Application
If you just want to apply to Richmond


Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships