Richmond, the American International University in London

3.2 out of 5 (88 ratings / 62 reviews) London, England, United Kingdom
Richmond is an American International University is the first and the only university in the UK that has been granted the power to award dual taught degrees, which mean students will receive a UK and US degree that will impact enormously our graduates while looking for employment opportunities and make them stand out from the crowd.

Master's Programmes



  • Since its opening in 1978, the Kensington campus buildings on St Albans Grove and Ansdell Street accommodate the third and fourth year undergraduate students as well as all postgraduate students. 
  • Richmond is an American International University, established in 1972 and based in West London with two campuses in Richmond Hill and close to Kensington High Street.


  • Academic Excellence Programmes
  • Minors
  • Undergraduate programmes


Our Research Centres contain groups of faculty and staff conducting research in cognate areas, both within and across existing schools and Departments.

There are currently five Research Centres:

  • The Centre for the Study of Persuasive Industries (CSPI)
  • The Centre for International Visual Arts and Cultures (IVAC)
  • The State, Power and Globalisation (SPG)
  • Wellbeing Research
  • Mind in Society Research Centre


  • The Careers & Internships Office supports and empowers current students and alumni in their pursuit of opportunities spanning employment, self-employment, academia, volunteering and internships.
  • The Office aims to facilitate a wide range of activities and resources in an efficient and effective manner, utilizing both personable face-to-face support as well as on online platforms. In addition, the Office shall build on the accessible, proactive and innovative reputation of the wider Student Affairs department.

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Student services

Elected by the student body, Richmond students serve as a valuable resource for getting students’ needs heard on campus.

Housing services

Accommodation comprises of single, double and multiple occupancy rooms split over two campuses at the University – Richmond and Kensington. Richmond is a quiet residential area and accommodation here is mainly for first and second year students. Kensington, too, is a quiet residential area, yet sits snugly in the heart of London and caters for our third and fourth year students, as well as postgraduate students. 

Library services

Our Library Portal gives you easy access to all the library resources you need to support your studies.

What can you do in our libraries?

  • Access print and electronic library resources
  • Access video, audio and images online
  • Use IT facilities including print, copy and scan
  • Borrow books, DVDs and equipment
  • Get support at the helpdesk

ICT services

  • There is a range of IT and AV services and facilities available to students at Richmond.
  • Located on both campuses, networked computers can be found in dedicated computer labs and open access areas.  
  • Richmond operates its own university-wide WIFI service.  
  • Mac labs can be found at the Richmond and Kensington campuses.  

Medical services

While you are studying at Richmond as a full-time degree student, you may access the nation’s health care system (called the NHS) free of charge. During new student orientation, you will have the opportunity to register with a local doctor’s office and meet with a nurse from the practice. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • 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.

  • Third-year, fourth-year and postgraduate students attend our Central London campus in Kensington, one of London’s most beautiful residential areas. Its several buildings within 2 minutes’ walk from the main Atlantic House on St Albans Street have all necessary facilities from house classrooms, pc labs, library, a dining hall and University offices.

Student clubs

  • Economics and Investment Banking Forum
  • Faith Explored
  • Fashion Society
  • Film Society
  • Great British Bake Off Club
  • The Green Project
  • History of Art Technique Society (HATS)
  • International Affairs Society
  • Richmond Book Club
  • Richmond Entrepreneurial Society
  • Richmond Free Press
  • Richmond Keyboard Warriors
  • Richmond Psychology Association
  • Richmond Theatre Society
  • Society of Mathematics at Richmond Today (SM@RT)
  • United in Diversity LGBT+ Society


Richmond, The American International University in London is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000).  

Student Reviews

My Opinion
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Faculty of Engineering has qualified teacher they were graduate from the best school of the Turkey and also the best university of the world and they interested in the student and also they struggle to teach their experience and information.

Opportunity to research
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university have open me to the field of research in physics and understanding certain behavior of different materials at different levels.

Make hay while the sun shines
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As a student in the university, my overall study experience was based on my academics, i made sure i studied hard even when its not convenient for me, As a young lady who is striving to face the challenges of life and at the same time striving hard on my academics never to relent,even when it seems like things would go wrong, i stood on my feet and made sure i was still...

London, England, United Kingdom


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