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James Madison University is proud to offer exchange opportunities to students who attend our partner universities. Our exchange program allows students to study one or two semesters at our campus. Credits earned during the exchange period will be transferred back to your academic institution.

Interested in Exchnange at JMU?

Students interested in the exchange program at James Madison University should contact the Exchange Program Coordinator at their home university. The coordinator will provide the student with more information about the program, admission requirements, and application procedures. Once nominated by your university, your exchange coordinator will then submit your nomination to the coordinator at James Madison University. The JMU Exchange Program Coordinator will then follow-up with further information and admission results.

**Please note that exchange nominations do not guarantee acceptance into the exchange program at JMU.

Preferred Areas of Study
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • English

Here is a complete list of all majors offered at James Madison University. All students should plan to take at least one class outside of their major, as an elective.

**Please note that the exchange program students have limited course options within the College of Business (including economics, finance, accounting, administration, hospitality/tourism management, management, marketing, etc.).

Required Application Materials
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Financial Evidence
  5. Proof of English Language Proficiency
  6. Copy of Passport
English Language Requirements:


  • 550 paper-based TOEFL
  • 80-81 Internet-based TOEFL


  • 6.5-7


  • A student may choose the option have a documented interview via Skype. Interview will be conducted by our staff and will assess student’s English language ability.

Application Deadlines:

Nominations: February 15th
Application: April 1st
Admission Announced: May 1st

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