University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia
United States of America

Language of instruction


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

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Undergraduate: 4 units (14 semester hours) per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Law Students: 12 semester hours per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

* Law is a 'graduate' level course in the USA, hence students are expected to complete 12 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 UR's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

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. 

Study areas taught in English

Art history
Biological sciences
Business administration
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
English literature
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International business
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Political science

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


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 exchange 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.

Additional Mandatory Fees

The University of Richmond has additional mandatory fees which are outlined on the estimated cost of attendance page. These fees cannot not be waived. The Immunization Requirements fee is subjects to the student's past immunizations

Note: In addition to the above, UR has a mandatory USD $180 J-1 student visa fee. This fee cannot be waived.

(fees correct as of September 2018)

Financial support

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


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 exchange students are required to purchase UR's mandatory health insurance plan. Exchange students are not eligible to waive this requirement. The cost of insurance at URichmond can be found on the URichmond Fact Sheet (see overview tab).

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 the Global Experiences team 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

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.