Berklee Study Abroad: Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Tuition and Related Costs

The following costs are for the 2017-2018 academic year. 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.

Required Charges

Charges below are for Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online undergraduate students. Students from Emerson, USFQ, and Tecnólogico de Monterrey should check with their institution to confirm program costs.

Tuition (per semester)
Tuition is the same as Berklee's Boston campus
$20,765 (degree)
$17,895 (diploma)
Comprehensive Fee (per semester)
Fee is the same as Berklee's Boston campus
Primary Health Insurance
Students must maintain their primary health insurance coverage while studying abroad. Berklee College of Music students will be billed for Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan, unless they waive (decline) participation in the plan by demonstrating coverage with a comparable insurance plan that provides full coverage in Massachusetts. Students from other schools must meet the health insurance requirements established by their home institution. See Health and Travel Insurance.
Study Abroad Program Fee (per semester)
Fee includes student services, cultural activities, and Spanish health insurance.
Housing (per semester)
See housing details.
$3,100 (double room)
$4,205 (single room)

Optional Charges

Granada Trip
See trip details.

Indirect Costs

Fee varies by type of service requested and passport country.
Student Visa
Fee varies by student's passport country.
*European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
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 at inexpensive cafeterias, sandwich shops, and cafes. Many students do both and spend somewhere in the middle of the range. Meal plans are available for purchase at the residence, however most students don't purchase one. (See housing details.)
Local Transportation (per semester)
Cost is estimated based on public bike rental, bus, and metro.
Personal Expenses
Personal items, shopping, entertainment, etc.

*The 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.

Program Deposit

Once accepted to the program, students are encouraged to confirm their place as soon as possible. There is limited space in the program, and once full capacity is reached, students that wish to confirm their place will be added to a waiting list.

Berklee Students: Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online students must pay a $500 program deposit to confirm their place in the program. Your deposit will be deducted from your bill for your semester abroad. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you withdraw from the program or defer your application to a future semester, you will lose your deposit.

Pay Your Deposit

Non-Berklee Students: You will receive information from your home school about confirming your place in the program.

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.

Santander Universities Grants

roger-and-santander A limited number of Santander Universities Grants are available to Berklee students applying for study abroad. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students based on financial need.

How to Apply for the Santander Universities Grant
All Berklee students that apply to study abroad will be considered for a grant, as long as they have current documents on file with Student Financial Services. Domestic students must have a current FAFSA and international students must have a current International Aid Application on file.

Gilman Scholarship

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

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.

Resident Activities Coordinator

This position is available to Berklee College of Music students that have confirmed their place in the Berklee Study Abroad program. Students will receive information about how to apply several months before their program begins.

The Resident activities coordinator (RAC) serves as a liaison between students, residence hall staff, and the student affairs team in Valencia. RACs are responsible for building community in the residence hall, helping students make connections with each other, and acting as a resource for students with questions or concerns.

The RAC position is approximately 20 hours per week.


  • RACs receive a 55 percent discount on a single room or an 85 percent discount on a double room at the residence hall. (RACs are required to live at the residence hall.)
  • The Granada trip fee is waived. (RACs are required to attend the trip.)


  • Attend a one-day training in Valencia, preferably before orientation week
  • Attend weekly staff meetings with residence hall and student affairs staff
  • Assist the student affairs staff in coordinating and leading the Granada trip
  • Get to know all study abroad students at the residence hall by name
  • Help as needed with roommate conflicts, academic concerns, adjustment problems, and any day-to-day student life questions, not necessarily to solve all issues but to refer students to the appropriate person when needed
  • Design and develop programs and activities that help introduce students to the residence hall, Berklee campus, and community in Valencia

Required/Preferred Skills:

  • Previous leadership role at Berklee (resident advisor, peer advisor, ambassador, student club leader, etc.) preferred
  • Must be in good standing (academic, disciplinary, financial) at the college
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must abide by all Valencia rules and regulations
  • Fluency in Spanish and English preferred