Berklee Study Abroad: Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Tuition and Related Costs

Required charges are billed directly to you on your tuition statement. Indirect costs are an estimate of travel and living costs and vary depending on each student's situation and preferences.

The following fees correspond to the 2020-2021 academic year.

Required Charges

Tuition (per semester)
Tuition for Berklee students is the same as the Boston campus. Students from other schools should check with their institution to determine the cost.
$22,180 (degree)
$19,110 (diploma)
Comprehensive Fee (per semester) 
The fee for Berklee students is the same as the Boston campus. Students from other schools should check with their institution to determine the cost.
$650
Student Health Insurance Plan 
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students must accept enrollment in Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or submit a waiver request indicating comparable coverage. Students from other schools must meet the health insurance requirement of their home institution. See Health and Travel Insurance for more information.
See cost for Berklee's SHIP.
Study Abroad Program Fee (per semester)
Fee includes supplemental Spanish health insurance (MAPFRE) and access to Berklee's medical assistance program in Valencia.
$400
Housing  (per semester)

Housing is required for all students. Meals are not included. Read about housing.

TBD

Indirect Costs

Passport
Fee varies depending on the type of service requested and passport country.
$0-$210
Student Visa Fee
Fee varies depending on country of citizenship.
$0 - $160
Round-Trip Airfare to Valencia
Estimated airfare to and from Boston
$800-$1200
Books (per semester)
Estimated cost (same as Boston)
$237
Meals (per semester)
The lower cost range is if you mostly buy food at the supermarket and cook at the residence. The higher range is if you mostly eat out at restaurants and cafes. Many students do both and spend somewhere in the middle of the range.
$700-$1,400
Local Transportation (per semester)
Cost is estimated based on public bike rental, bus, and metro.
$300
Personal Expenses (per semester)
Personal items, shopping, entertainment, etc.
$500

Tuition Insurance

Berklee students may purchase a customizable tuition insurance policy, which provides reimbursement of all insured tuition, room and board, and some fees. Coverage includes withdrawal due to illness, injury, mental health issues and other reasons. Visit the Tuition Insurance page to learn more.

Program Deposit

Once you are accepted to the program, paying your deposit is one of the steps to confirm your place.

Berklee Students

A $500 program deposit is required to confirm your place. Your deposit will be applied to your bill for your semester abroad.

Spring 2021: The deposit is due October 15, 2020. If you choose to withdraw from the program, you must submit your request to studyabroad@berklee.edu. If you withdraw before the program begins your deposit will be applied toward your bill for the spring semester. The deposit is non-refundable (unless you do not enroll at Berklee in the spring).

Berklee Students: Pay Your Deposit

Emerson College, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito Students

You will receive information from your home school about paying a deposit (if required) and confirming your place in the program.

Other Students

Follow the instructions for Berklee Students.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Berklee Financial Aid and Scholarships

Berklee financial aid and scholarships (except work-study) apply towards study abroad in Valencia. Upon being accepted to the program, it is recommended that students contact Student Financial Services to meet with their financial aid counselor and review their award package.

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides study abroad awards for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need. Visit the Gilman Scholarship website for more information and to apply. There are two application cycles, with deadlines in early March and early October.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

The Fund for Education Abroad offers a variety scholarships to students who, in addition to meeting general eligibility requirements, also meet select demographic, regional, or semester criteria. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Read the information on the applicant page to see more information about these scholarships. The application deadline is typically in early January for the following academic year.

HI USA: Explore The World Travel Scholarship

Recipients of the Explore the World Travel Scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance international travel that includes an educational or service component. The application deadline is typically in early March for the following academic year.