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Frequently asked questions

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Do you have questions about studying at James Madison University or the James Madison University International Study Center? Read our frequently asked questions below or use our inquiry form to contact us if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for.


James Madison University offers two routes to study an undergraduate degree at the University, through the International Study Center or by direct admission. You can study our International Year to help develop your academic and English language skills before joining your chosen degree, or you can choose to begin your degree directly with our direct admission opportunities.

You will need to meet certain English language and academic entry requirements to study at the International Study Center or by direct admission. Find out more about our entry requirements here.

Our programs will introduce you to university-style teaching, as well as the U.S. education system, so that you will have a smoother transition when you begin your degree. Your studies could include a combination of tutorials, seminars, and lectures.


You can view our tuition fees here. But you should also think about the associated costs of studying abroad, such as travel, accommodation, and other living expenses.

Visit our accommodation page to find out more about accommodation costs.


When you study at JMU, you can choose to live on campus or off campus. Learn more about your choices on our accommodation page

You can book your accommodation once you have accepted your offer of a place and paid your confirmation payment.

Still have questions?

If you didn’t find the answer your question, you can use our inquiry form to get in contact with one of our helpful student enrolment advisors.