International study pathway programs

Choosing the right program for you

We offer you two different routes to begin your study abroad journey at James Madison University. If you require additional support with your English language or do not meet the University’s entry requirements before beginning your undergraduate degree, then we offer an International Year program designed to help develop your skills and prepare you for degree study.

Alternatively, you can also apply directly to your degree program with our direct admission support. 

Whichever option you choose, you will begin your studies at James Madison University with the confidence and skills you need to succeed.

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International Year

Start your journey to a degree from a U.S. university by studying our pathway program for one to four semesters.

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Direct Admission

Already meet the entry requirements to study at JMU? Apply for the University through Direct Admit.

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How to apply

Ready to join us? Learn more the application process in order to start your journey to study at JMU International Study Center, or to apply for Direct Entry to James Madison University.