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Study at the James Madison 
University International 
Study Center 2020-2021

Preparing for your degree: If you meet the academic entry requirements of a James Madison University bachelor's degree and need to improve your English language IELTS score, we offer the

International Year program.

International Year (IY) is a fast-track pathway to second-year placement into a James Madison University bachelor's degree. It includes specialized courses in American culture, Intensive English Program (IEP) and study skills to help you adjust to US teaching methods and resources. You’ll also take courses from year 1 of your chosen degree program.

Your choice of pathway determines the necessary academic courses that you take to finish the equivalent of your freshman year (first year). 

Pathway-specific academic courses: Business; Engineering; General studies;Science, Technology and Mathematics

International Year program fees

The James Madison University degree pathway program is exceptional value because you progress directly to the second year of your degree, effectively fast-tracking your education.
US$ 23,650 2 semesters
US$ 33,150 3 semesters
US$ 40,650 4 semesters

Select a major within your preferred area of study

You can choose from a wide range of degree programs when you progress to James Madison University. During the International Year program, you will take courses with 'credits' which count towards your degree. Once you progress to the second-year of your degree program you will continue to gain credits until you are ready to graduate.

Direct entry to the University

If you meet the appropriate language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 81 and academic requirement of a 3.0 Grade Point Average, you can apply directly to any of our academic programs at James Madison University. This is an excellent opportunity if you are from an English-speaking country or have high scores on the IELTS and TOEFL tests already. The International Study Center can also help you with your application.

Tuition fee Direct Entry US$ 23,650 

Why apply directly with us?

StudyUnitedStates EU and the International Study Center can help you throughout the process, making it faster when compared to applying through the University. On top of that, there is no application fee when you apply with us. We'll also make sure you complete all the steps of application correctly and ensure you have the correct paperwork in place.

Other cost
US$ 4,628 Comprehensive student services fee
US$    240 International student and administration fee
US$ 1,268 (12 months) JMU student insurance
US$ 9,898 On-campus accommodation and resident
                meal-plan3 (including internet)
US$    160 Airport transfer (optional)