University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

The University of Richmond is a private institution with all of the features and opportunities you expect from a top-ranked national university. Fun fact: Richmond is the only university with a spider mascot.

The campus, which has tied for most beautiful liberal arts college in America, is only six miles from vibrant downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Two hours away you’ll find Washington, DC, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Virginia's beaches.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View UR's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UR has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Undergraduate: 14-15 semester hours per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Law Students: 12 semester hours per semester (9 credits) is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

* As Law is a 'graduate' level course in the USA, students are expected to complete 12-14 rather than 14-15 semester hours.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at UR.

Law students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 to study at UR.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search UR's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Economics
Finance
International business
Marketing
Anthropology
Art history
Communication, digital media and PR
Criminology
Drama
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Journalism
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Law
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Psychology
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Course numbers ending in "U" are offered by the School of Continuing Studies. These courses may not meet home institution degree requirements, are not available for undergraduates until arrival at Richmond, and will require special approval for registration. Business exchange students are NOT permitted to take courses in the School of Continuing Studies.

Students wishing to take law courses cannot choose courses outside the Law School.

Additional academic information

UR has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Internship at State legislature available! - Students must be enrolled in Richmond's policial science class PLSC395.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

All exchange students are required to live on-campus during their exchange program at UR. After applying for housing, students will be assigned a room either in Residence Halls or University Apartments. Housing will be assigned based on roommate compatibility. UR provides information about the on-campus housing options for exchange students.

Cost of living

UR provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for students studying in Richmond. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. The university also provides an estimated cost of attendance specific to law students at UR.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All students are required to purchase the health insurance plan offered by the University of Richmond. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UR provides visa and immigration information for international and exchange students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.