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Once you have been accepted to a master's degree program at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, follow the next steps below to prepare for your graduate studies starting in September.
Complete the Berklee Student Information form. Berklee needs the following information for administration purposes during the school year such as passport number and emergency contact information.
Soon after completing the form above you will receive a DocuSign email from Student Affairs giving you access to a personal Student Agreement, which you will need to complete and digitally sign. Most information in the Student Agreement will have been automatically populated with the information submitted in the Berklee Student Information form.
As a Berklee affiliate, we will provide you with an official Berklee ID card. Complete this form as soon as possible and follow these instructions for submitting your photo electronically for your Berklee Students ID
Complete Student ID Photo Submission
To accept your offer and secure your spot in the class, please submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $2,500 in U.S. Dollars by the deadline specified below.
Due to limited spots in each program, students are encouraged to deposit as soon as possible. Once the program reaches full capacity, students depositing subsequently will be put on a waitlist. Tuition deposits are nonrefundable and cannot be deferred to future academic years, nor may scholarship or federal loan money be used to pay the deposit. Your tuition deposit will be deducted from your first tuition payment.
SEE TUITION DEPOSIT INFORMATION
If you are not a citizen of a European Union country, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, or Norway, you are responsible for applying to and obtaining a student visa prior to the start of the academic year. The student visa allows you to enter Spain and study for up to one year.
For further information on how to apply for a student visa, contact your local Spanish Consulate. Find the Spanish consulate that corresponds to you here.
Before arrival, it is highly recommended for both European and non-European students to carefully read the Residency Instructions and become familiar with the process in order to avoid any delays or complications.
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Berklee Valencia campus is non-residential. If you need assistance finding housing, visit the housing section for a list of suggested options.
Planning how to finance your graduate studies at Berklee Valencia is an essential part of the enrollment process. Planning ahead and considering the entire academic year is crucial when preparing your budget. In order to finance your education, you will need to consider various direct and indirect costs (see Tuition and Related Costs). We strongly recommend all students to explore external funding opportunities. To assist you with this, we've compiled a comprehensive list of such options which you can access here (check eligibility requirements).
Berklee Valencia offers over $1.5 million in merit-and-need-based scholarships to prospective graduate students accepted to a graduate program on Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. To be considered, students must submit a scholarship application by the corresponding deadline. For further information about Berklee Valencia scholarships, visit: https://valencia.berklee.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/
U.S. Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may apply for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Graduate students may qualify to borrow up to $20,500 under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program, which will be divided and distributed evenly across all three semesters. Interest starts accruing upon disbursement, and the interest rate is fixed at 5.31 percent. The loan incurs a 1 percent origination fee, which will be deducted proportionately with each loan disbursement.
International Students (Non-US)
Other financial resources available to international students may include:
Additionally, all students are able to request a Tuition Payment Plan. For more information, please contact Nelnet customer service at 800-609-8056. Nelnet representatives are available Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST or Berklee Valencia's Office of Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students enrolled in a program at Berklee’s campus in Valencia are automatically enrolled in MAPFRE's health insurance coverage program, specifically designed for Berklee Valencia students. Coverage within MAPFRE is included in the program’s comprehensive fee and cannot be waived.
Additionally, all Valencia students are also automatically enrolled in and charged for the Berklee SHIP (School Health Insurance Program) but may waive participation by demonstrating they are enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets the requirements of their program. Graduate students are eligible to waive the SHIP with the MAPFRE Spanish health insurance coverage.
Invoices for the first tuition payment will be issued in June and only after you have submitted your tuition deposit. Go to the tuition section to see the tuition payment schedule.
Read and review the student handbook for essential information on policies, procedures, and resources for academic and personal success.
The Student Services Office offers a comprehensive range of services to students, including but not limited to assistance with immigration queries, student housing, health insurance, medical services, and general advice. These resources are designed to support and enhance your overall student experience. We encourage you to review the materials provided to familiarize yourself with the key aspects of student life before your arrival. This will enable you to make the most of the resources available and make a smooth transition to campus life.
At the Valencia campus, the Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion team supports the Berklee community through education, community-building programming, and resources to promote inclusion. Additionally, our aim is to offer a global perspective that acknowledges the reality and challenges of communities around the world.
The Equity team in Valencia supports the Berklee community by administering the Equity Policy and Process, offering resources, support, and reporting options to address harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, and educating the community on prevention of and response to these issues.
Further information on offerings, resources and services will be provided during Orientation and during the first weeks of classes. In the meantime, for more information on our diversity and inclusion initiatives, resources, and upcoming events, please visit our Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.
Orientation will take place from Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1, 2023. Orientation days are full of informative and fun events and activities to help you learn about Berklee, continue to get to know Valencia, and meet other new students. All students are required to attend orientation.
Please take a look at the preliminary Orientation schedule per program*:
Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration)
Global Entertainment and Music Business
Music Production Technology Innovation
Scoring for Film, Television and Videogames
(*) Information on check in and campus groups will be provided closer to the start of the program