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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75
Area of Study: Accounting, Art History, Communications, Creative Writing, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Marketing, Film and Screen Studies, Finance, History, Journalism, Literature, Performing Arts, Photography, Political Science, Psychology Housing Options: Apartment
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior Program Type: Pace Exchange
US Department of Veterans Affairs' Approved Program/Foreign Institution: YES
Program Description:
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Why London?

As well as the excitement of living in one of the world’s most lively and cosmopolitan cities London obviously offers spectacular resources and opportunities for learning outside the classroom. However, Richmond courses also bring the life of the city – its people, institutions, politics, problems and history into lectures and class projects. Add to all this an international faculty, flexible curriculum allowing you to explore outside your main specialization, small classes and campuses in two of London’s most beautiful areas and you’ll find Richmond a great place to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree.

Richmond Hill Campus

First and second-year students attend our Richmond Hill campus. The campus is set in a splendid six-acre site at the top of Richmond Hill, one of London’s most sought-after areas. An impressive neo-Gothic building constructed in 1843 and a modern five-level library, house classrooms, computer and science laboratories, art and photography studios and an auditorium.

The campus also accommodates student residences, a dining hall, student common room, and faculty and administrative offices. There is also a multipurpose sports court of tennis, volleyball, basketball and mini-soccer (football). After completing two years at our Richmond Hill campus, students move to our campus in the London area of Kensington for their last two years of study.

To learn more about the history of Richmond and Richmond Hill see 

Kensington Campus

Third-year, fourth-year and graduate students attend our city campus in Kensington, one of London’s most beautiful residential areas. Its several buildings house classrooms, computing facilities, library, a dining hall and University offices. Students live in University buildings or live in off-campus housing of their choice. Within easy walking distance are the Royal Albert Hall, famous for its concerts, the Royal Colleges of Music and Art, Imperial College of Science and Technology, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Geological Museum and many cinemas, cafes, restaurants, clubs and department stores.

London’s extensive underground train network, called “the tube,” links Richmond or Kensington and the rest of the city. Frequent rail service into Victoria, Paddington and Waterloo stations connects you to the rest of the UK and to Europe through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and the Continent. Both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are easily accessible.The Kensington campus also hosts a number of visiting students from the United States and other countries who spend a semester or a year in London.
To learn more about the Royal Borough of Kensington Chelsea see


As a dually accredited UK & US liberal arts school, Richmond University provide you with an education which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programs. It is designed to allow the discovery of the connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business, psychology and sociology. It is a broad based education, an ideal preparation for a range of careers.
  • Accounting and Finance
  • American Studies
  • Art History & Visual Culture
  • Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • Business Management (Finance)
  • Business Management (International Business)
  • Communications: Marketing Communications & Public Relations
  • Communications: Media Production
  • Communications: Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Fashion Management and Marketing
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Economics
  • International and Developmental Economics
  • International History
  • International Relations
  • International Sports Management
  • Marketing
  • Performance Arts & Theatre Arts
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
For more information on the aforementioned major subject areas:
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On-Campus Accommodations
You may well be leaving home for the first time, so choosing somewhere to live is very important. Living on-campus in one of Richmond University’s halls of residence means you get to experience many benefits as you begin your studies with us, including:
  • Always being within walking distance of your next lecture
  • Fully catered, with meal plans (except Montford House, but you can choose the university meal plan for an additional fee)
  • Increased security and safety – Both campuses are covered by comprehensive CCTV and accessible security personnel 24/7. The majority of our residences are secured with photo ID swipe card access
  • Computer Labs and free printing
  • Fitness centre – Richmond only
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop
  • Student Common Room
  • The centre for New Media (darkrooms, editing suites, Mac Lab) – Kensington only
  • Tennis court – Richmond only
  • Library and quiet zone for study
  • Art studios and Workshops
  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Free laundry services, or facilities
  • Having all the essential furnishings supplied in your room
  • Accommodation which conforms to the Student Accommodation Code, as administered by Universities UK
Students residing at the Richmond Hill Campus 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 the Richmond Hill Campus.

Students residing at the Kensington campus are housed in four residencies which are within walking distance from the main campus buildings. Atlantic House, which also houses the Library, IT labs and dining hall, is the main residential hall in Kensington.

More information can be found here:

Off-Campus Accomodation
Your Guide to Living Off Campus:

Independent Housing Options:
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Student Services

The Department of Student Affairs assist students and faculty in achieving their educational goals both in and outside the classroom. Our main objectives are providing services that support and encourage student welfare, safety and development. Some of our main service areas include:
  • Campus-wide events including Orientation, International Night, Graduation and more
  • Immigration and visa information once you are in the UK
  • Residence Life (Accommodation)
  • Student Activities including clubs and societies, trips and sporting opportunities
  • Issuing official University letters for many purposes including visas, council tax exemption and reference letters
  • Physical and Mental health services
  • Welfare support
  • Career development and guidance for life after graduation
  • Guidelines for the Student Conduct Code
We can assist with general problem solving for any questions associated with student life in general.
Our offices both on the Richmond and Kensington campuses operate an open-door policy, allowing students to drop by with questions or concerns, and private appointments are also available with our staff.


Student Life

The Office of Student Leadership offers a wide range of services and programs to promote student leadership, encourage personal development, and provide social opportunities. Student leadership can be explored through participating in clubs and societies, working as an activities or sports assistant, volunteering as an Orientation Leader, or getting involved with the Student Government.

Below is a small list of the many clubs and societies at Richmond University that you can join:
  • Art Exhibition Society
  • Basketball Club
  • Business Society
  • Club Smash Gaming Society
  • Debate Club
  • Fashion for a Cause
  • International Affairs Society
  • Mixed Martial Arts Club
  • Model United Nations Club
  • Theatre Warehouse
  • United in Diversity LGBT+ Society
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How to Apply

Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
  • Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application.  Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: February 15th
Spring: September 15th

Application Procedures for the Richmond, the American University in London:
You will be notified of your application status following the Pace University application deadline. Candidates nominated to study on exchange at Richmond University will be provided with further application instructions.

Program Cost

The following policies are effective with AY 2017-18. Students are responsible for:
  • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
  • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student. 
All federal, state and institutional (Pace scholarships/grants) financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Pace tuition remission applies.

Remember to check your eligibility for International Scholarships!


All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA.  There is no additional charge.
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For U.S. Students:
U.S. citizens with a valid passport planning to study abroad LESS THAN 6 MONTHS do not need a visa to enter the UK, however, you should still bring supporting documents with you when crossing borders.

Students with a valid US passport planning to study abroad for MORE THAN 6 MONTHS need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Learn more about Tier 4 (General) Visa and how to apply by reading further below.
For International Students:
All outgoing students who do not hold a U.S. passport within the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to obtain Entry Clearance prior to beginning study. Additionally, depending on your country of citizenship, you will be required to apply to either for a Short-term Study or Tier 4 Visa.

Click here to find out if you need a visa to visit the UK for work or study.

Single Semester and Summer Students (LESS THAN 6 MONTHS) are strongly recommended to select either:
  • Pre-application for Short Term Study Visa - This is a multi-entry visa, allowing study as well as travel outside the UK during the period of study without obtaining a new UK visa with each entry. Short Term Study Visa holders are not permitted to work or volunteer during their time in the UK.
  • Tier 4 (General) Visa - This is a multi-entry visa which allows for study as well as work or volunteering during the period of study, within published rules.
Year-long Students must pre-apply for a Tier 4 (General) Visa. This is a multi-entry visa allowing study as well as travel outside the UK and/or engagement in work or volunteering activities for the duration of the visa. Tier 4 (General) Visa holders may work or volunteer during their time in the UK, within published rules.
Further visa information can also be obtained on the following webpages:

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/01/2018 01/07/2019 05/10/2019
Spring 2018 09/15/2018 11/01/2018 01/08/2018 05/08/2018
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA