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University of Richmond


At a glance

The University of Richmond is located in the city of Richmond, Virginia, which is 90 miles south of Washington DC. It is a private liberal arts university, founded in 1830, with a student population of around 4200 (3000 undergraduates).

Set in a 350 acre suburban campus with colonial buildings surrounding the beautiful Westhampton Lake, students can enjoy an active campus life and engage in a variety of activities both inside and outside of the classroom.
Established : 1830
Student Population : 4200

Website and links

Website : Richmond Homepage

Study abroad page : Richmond International

Academic information

Who can go

Students on degree programmes in the following subject areas may apply to study abroad during their Junior Honours year at University of Richmond:

History students should note that this exchange is open to Modern History (Single and Joint Honours) only.

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Classics
  • Economics & Finance
  • English
  • French
  • Geography and Sustainable Development
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Management
Semesters Available
  • First Semester
  • Second Semester
  • Full Year
Note: Joint Honours students may only apply for a full year abroad if BOTH subjects are listed above. Joint Honours students applying for one semester must seek permission from both Schools.

Study abroad coordinator

Each School has a designated Study Abroad Coordinator.

Semester dates

Semester dates are as follows

Semester 1 Aug 2019 to Dec 2019
Semester 2 Jan 2020 to May 2020
Semester 1 Aug 2020 to Dec 2020
Semester 2 Jan 2021 to May 2021

Your studies abroad

St Andrews academic requirements
  • Minimum Credit in Academic year : 8
  • Minimum Credit in Semester : 4
  • Maximum Credit in Academic year : 9
  • Maximum Credit in Semester: 5
  • Module Weighting : 1

Partner Course Catalogue : Up-to-date information is available through the course catalogue.

As Richmond is a small university the student: staff ratio is 8:1.

See our Credits and modules abroad webpage for information on the number of credits we expect students to take at our partner institutions. St Andrews expects students to attend all classes as part of their programme abroad. Assessment methods may vary across partners and could include class participation, continuous assessment in the form of homework and final exams. All courses must be agreed with your Study Abroad Coordinator. See Academic information for further details, as well as information about credit and grade conversion.

Application and selection

Application and selection

This institution is part of the St Andrews Abroad Programme. .

Places available

Places available : 1 full year place or 2 semester places.

Places available may vary from year to year depending on the exchange balance. Numbers for the following academic year will be confirmed at the information meeting.

Living there

Getting there and getting around

There is a pick-up service from Richmond International Airport (RIC) on one day only in August. A booking form will be in the Welcome Pack and should be completed and returned to Richmond if you wish to be met at the above airport – there is a small fee attached.

Otherwise, there is good access to public transport in the city of Richmond with the downtown area being approximately 6 miles away. The University runs a shuttle bus at weekends to the downtown area. Detailed transport information is available online.


International Exchange students are guaranteed housing (as long as deadlines are adhered to) and can apply to most halls. Information is available online to help students decide which ones they would like to apply to.

There are approximately 17 residence halls, spread across 8 buildings. They offer single or shared (the majority) rooms with shared facilities. Only one hall is mixed sex, all the others are specifically male or female.

Apartments offer shared rooms and facilities (self-catering) for 4 students in two bedrooms, with a living area, bathroom and kitchen.

Please note that St Andrews is unable to guarantee housing at any of our partner institutions. Guidance on finding accommodation abroad is available on the Global Office webpage.

Student services and orientation

Richmond offers a range of student services for inbound exchange students.

A detailed breakdown of living costs is available in the International Student and Scholar Handbook. You should keep in mind the extra costs associated with any travelling you might wish to do during your studies abroad.

Please be aware that student support services will be different across all of our partner universities.

Finance and insurance


Health insurance is mandatory at Richmond. Please see Richmond's insurance webpage for further information and current fees.

St Andrews students authorised to study or work abroad as part of their degree programme will be covered by the University’s insurance policy. Please reference to our travel insurance pages for further information.

Passports and visas

Please refer to our passports and visas page for further information.

Student experience

See profiles and photos of St Andrews students who have studied abroad.