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NEW: Direct admission to James Madison University!

Beginning in August 2016, international students that meet the academic and English language requirements of the University can apply for direct admission to James Madison University through Study Group Higher Education LLC.

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Preparation for success at James Madison University in the USA

INTERNATIONAL Year One: undergraduate pathway to over 70 bachelor's degrees

This intensive university pathway program is taught at the on-campus International Study Center (ISC):

  • Proven success rate - 95% progression to a degree for ISC students in 2013
  • Save moneycosts less than direct entry to an undergraduate program
  • Save time - earn academic credits while improving your English language
  • Lower English levels accepted - minimum entry requirement is equivalent of TOEFL 45 iBT/IELTS 4.5 
  • Integrate into student life - full immersion in the US university experience
Apply now to start studying at James Madison University
Application deadline:
July 22, 2016

Who are the courses for?

International students who:

  • want to study in the USA
  • have achieved good grades (GPA 3.0 minimum) in previous study
  • need to improve their English language to reach degree standard

When can I start?

Three start dates each year enable you to fast-track to university. Apply now to join in January, May or August.

What degrees can I study?

60 undergraduate majors in business, communications, teacher education, health, human services, humanities, social sciences, visual arts, performing arts, engineering, mathematics, science, and technology.

Why choose James Madison University?

  • High ranked outstanding state University: nationally recognized for academics and undergraduate research opportunities
  • Lower fees than most private universities: JMU offers excellent value
  • International community: students from 70 countries on campus
  • Beautiful location in Virginia: just two hours from Washington, D.C.
  • Exceptional level of student involvement: in the classroom, through internships and with over 350 student clubs


Read more about studying in the USA at James Madison University.