You may be able to find assistance to help pay for your university education, but aid is rare and you should be prepared to pay for university in the USA using your own resources (including those of family and friends). Consider these statistics*:
International students who used their own resources to pay for university:
Undergraduate international students who received financial aid:
* from NAFSA: Association of International Educators
We do not offer full scholarships for international students at James Madison University International Study Center.
The International Study Center at James Madison University offers a scholarship program for international students who have shown exceptional academic excellence in their previous studies.
|China||Senior Middle 3||83%|
|Korea||Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo||Rank 3|
|Taiwan||Senior High School Graduation Certificate||80%|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE||Level 3 in 1 academic subject, level 4 in two academic subjects|
|Macau||Certificate of Higher Education (Form 6)||14.5 in 3 relevant academic subjects|
|Malaysia||SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) or Forecast results||B- Second Class Honors Upper Division in 5 relevant academic subjects including English and Maths|
|Singapore||GCE O levels||4 B3s in 4 relevant academic subjects|
|Vietnam||Diploma of Graduation from Secondary Education (Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc)||7.0 average|
|Russia / Kazakhstan / Ukraine||Attestat||Average grades of 4.0 in all subjects (private school average of 3.5)|
|Pakistan||High Secondary Certificate (HSC)||60% in 4 relevant academic subjects|
|Jordan||General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)||87% average in 4 relevant academic subjects|
|Qatar||General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Al-Thanawaya Al-Amah)||84% average in 4 relevant academic subjects|
|Nigeria||West African Senior School Certificate||Grades 1-3 in relevant academic subjects|
|India||Senior Secondary Certificate (CSB) 10+2||69% / B+ First Class|
|Japan||Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakka Sotsugyo Shosho)||4|
|USA||Grade Point Average (GPA)||3.25|
Please Note: Countries not listed here will be measured against the US GPA equivalent.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must
If you need a full scholarship to study at a US university, organizations in your own country can be good sources.
Most international students who study at James Madison University use their own resources and the resources of their family to pay for their education.
There is limited financial assistance available for international students, but there are some sources of funding if you need help paying for university. However, be aware that there is a lot of competition for international student scholarships. Attaining high grades is a very important factor. More aid is available for graduate and research students, than for undergraduate study.
The government or other organizations in your home country may have financial aid available. We encourage you to contact:
The following resources may be useful in finding scholarships or financial aid for studying at James Madison University: