Berklee Study Abroad: Admissions

How to Apply

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When to Apply

Students are encouraged to apply one year in advance. For many students, that means applying during your first or second semester. There is limited space each semester and the program may reach capacity before the application deadline. Once the program reaches capacity, students may join a waiting list.

Fall 2020: Apply by March 1.

Spring 2021: Apply by March 1 for early decision. Regular decision will continue after March 1 as space remains available.


The program is open to undergraduate students attending Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee (music students), and Berklee Online (degree students) as well as students from select partner schools, including Emerson College, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. We will also consider a limited number of applications from students from other schools.

To be eligible for study abroad, all students must:

  1. be in good academic standing (meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards) at their school at the time of application and remain in good standing each semester leading up to the program*;
  2. be in good disciplinary standing at their school at the time of application and remain in good standing each semester leading up to the program*;
  3. be at least 18 years old by the program start date;
  4. have completed at least two semesters by the program start date; and
  5. maintain full-time enrollment while abroad.

Berklee College of Music students must complete ET-112, HR-112, LENG-111 (if applicable to your program and major), and MTEC-111 before going abroad.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee students must also meet the Conservatory's study abroad requirements.

Berklee Online students must also meet Berklee Online's study abroad requirements.

Students from other schools must also meet the study abroad eligibility requirements of their home institution.

*Admission to the program may be revoked if a student becomes ineligible due to academic or disciplinary standing before the start of the program. Students in this situation will be responsible for any non-refundable fees related to the program.


Decision notifications begin in February for both the fall and spring semesters. Students will receive a decision by email. Some applicants may be contacted for an in-person interview.


Information Sessions

Come to an information session to learn about studying at the Valencia campus. We'll share details about student life, tuition and fees, housing, courses, faculty, and more.

Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. (during fall and spring semesters)

Center for Student Advising and Success
921 Boylston Street, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02215