Berklee Study Abroad: Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Tuition and Related Costs

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

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

Required Charges

Tuition (per semester)
Tuition for Berklee College of Music students is the same as tuition at the college's Boston campus. Students from other schools should check with their institution to determine this cost, or contact
$22,945 (degree)
$19,770 (diploma)
Comprehensive Fee (per semester) 
The fee for Berklee College of Music students is the same as the fee at the college's Boston campus. Students from other schools should check with their institution to determine this cost, or contact
Primary Health Insurance 
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 to the SHIP. Students from other schools must meet the primary 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 Spanish health insurance (MAPFRE), cultural activities, and additional student services.
Housing  (per semester)

Most study abroad students are required to stay in housing arranged by Berklee.
Fee includes housing from the first day of student move-in to the last day of student move-out, as indicated on the academic calendar. Fee does not include a meal plan. See housing details.

$3,549 (double room)
$5,500 (single room)

Optional Charges

Granada Trip (per semester) 
See trip details.

Indirect Costs

Fee varies by type of service requested and passport country.
Visa Fee
Most students will need to get a visa to study in Spain. (Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland do not need a visa.) Fee varies by passport country.
Canada (Email
Round-Trip Airfare to Valencia
Estimated airfare to and from Boston
Books (per semester)
Estimated cost (same as Boston)
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.
Local Transportation (per semester)
Cost is estimated based on public bike rental, bus, and metro.
Personal Expenses (per semester)
Personal items, shopping, entertainment, etc.

*The student visa fee varies for Canadian citizens. Contact the Study Abroad Office for information. Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland do not need a visa to study in Spain.

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:
(Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Berklee Online)

A $500 program deposit is required to confirm your place. Your deposit will be deducted from your bill for your semester abroad. The deposit is non-refundable.

Should the timing of your study abroad plans change after you pay the deposit, you may submit a written request to transfer your deposit to a different semester. Your request must be received by the application deadline for your original semester of admission. Deposits may only be transferred once.

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.

All Other Students:
Follow the instructions for Berklee Students (see above).

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.