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Scholarships and Financial Aid


Berklee College of Music, the world’s premier college of contemporary music, offers limited merit and need-based scholarships to prospective master’s students, so that the most gifted musicians from all over the world have the means to attend.

In order to qualify for Berklee scholarships and grants, students must submit a Berklee Master's Scholarship Application by the deadline. In addition, all U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The financial information provided on the Master's Scholarship Application will be used along with the master’s program requirements to consider students for institutional grants and scholarships. The awards issued range in amount and are available to candidates demonstrating the highest musical and/or academic merit together with financial need. Only applicants accepted into a master's degree program will be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application and have been accepted to a master's program. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants who show strong potential for success. We review all aspects of your application to make scholarship decisions: the master's application, the scholarship application, the audition (for contemporary performance applicants), and the interview.

Available Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships by submitting the Master's Scholarship Application. U.S. citizens and residents must also submit the FAFSA. Applicants who are accepted into a master's program and have completed the Master's Scholarship Application are automatically considered for the scholarships listed below.

Berklee General Scholarship

  • Eligibility: All master's degree applicants
  • Award Amount: Amount Varies, Multiple Awards

Awarded to outstanding applicants accepted to any master's degree program on the Valencia campus.

Berklee Alumni Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Berklee alumni
  • Award Amount: $20,000

Awarded to an outstanding Berklee undergraduate alumnus/a who has demonstrated excellence, exceptional talent, and outstanding achievement throughout their undergraduate studies.

Berklee International Network (BIN) Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Student, alumnus/a, or faculty from a BIN school
  • Award Amount: $20,000

Awarded to an outstanding student, alumnus/a, or faculty member from a Berklee International Network school.

Endesa Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Latin American applicants from the countries listed below
  • Award Amount: Amount Varies, Multiple Awards

Awarded to gifted candidates from Latin America accepted to any of the Berklee master’s programs. Students must be from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, or Venezuela.

Caja Canarias Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) applicant born in, or resident of the Canary Islands
  • Award Amount: Full scholarship

Awarded to one gifted artist who is accepted to the Berklee master’s degree program in contemporary performance (production concentration) and who was born or lives in the Canary Islands, Spain. Read more about the Caja Canarias scholarship.

Scholarship Application

To be considered for all Berklee scholarships, candidates must submit the Graduate Scholarship Application before the deadline. The scholarship application will be sent to you by email once you pay the $150 application fee and submit your online program application at

All U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents who apply for a Berklee scholarship are also required to file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Non U.S. international applicants are not eligible to file the FAFSA and should only complete the Berklee Graduate Scholarship Application in order to be considered for any kind of financial assistance.

Graduate Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Early action deadline: November 10, 2015
  • Regular action deadline: February 10, 2016
  • Extended deadline: April 10, 2016

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact us at or at + 34 96 333 2802, ext 3408

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for U.S. Citizens and Permanent U.S. Residents

Students who are U.S citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. The $20,500 will be divided and distributed evenly across all three semesters. Interest will begin to accrue upon disbursement and the interest rate is fixed at 5.31 percent. The loan also has a 1 percent origination fee that is deducted proportionately each time that a loan disbursement is made. Interest rates and loan amounts are subject to change. Please check Federal Student Aid for the latest information.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Be sure to list Berklee College of Music and Federal School Code 002126. If you provide your email address when completing your FAFSA, you will receive information about your application within a few days of processing. Please check the information for accuracy and follow any special instructions.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is comprised of direct costs and indirect costs. Direct Costs are part of the tuition bill and are paid to Berklee. Indirect Costs are not billed to students by Berklee, but are inherent with attending the program. Indirect costs are only an estimate and may vary.

For students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents receiving federal financial aid, the total cost of attendance reflects the maximum amount a student may receive for the length of the program. This includes all scholarships, federal loans and private loans.

2016-2017 Academic Year (Valencia Campus)

Direct CostsGraduate Programs (USD)
Comprehensive Fee$1,215
Required Software Bundle
Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games
Music Production, Technology, and Innovation
Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration)
Global Entertainment and Music Business
Indirect Costs
*Laptop (may be waived)$3,186
Room and Board$16,759
Personal Expenses$1,203
Loan Fees$205

If you have any questions regarding the financial aid application process, your awards or our policies, please contact us at or at 1 800 BERKLEE, option #1.