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 2023-2024 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.
$24,415 (degree)
$21,035 (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.
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, even while studying abroad. 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.
Housing  (per semester)

Housing is required for all students. Students will be assigned to a double or single room. Meals are not included. Learn more about housing.

$3,970 (double) or $5,920 (single)

Indirect Costs

Livensa Security Deposit
Please note that, due to a recent update in the terms and conditions of Livensa Living Marina Real, students are required to submit a €250 security deposit to Livensa Living directly, prior to their arrival in Valencia. Information on how to submit this security deposit will be provided by the residence management team directly to students once rooming assignments have been notified to you. This security deposit should be refunded in full to students during the checkout process of the designated room at the end of their stay at the residence hall, with the exception of instances where the student is found to be responsible for damages to the room, related objects, or any of the common spaces of the residence hall. The costs of these damages will be deducted from the security deposit as needed.
Fee varies depending on the type of service requested and passport country.
Student Visa Fee
Fee varies depending on country of citizenship.
$0 - $160
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.

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. Spots are limited and students are encouraged to deposit as soon as possible.

Berklee Students

A $500 program deposit is required to confirm your place. Your deposit will be applied to your bill for your semester abroad. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Deposit Now

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.

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.