Berklee awards more than $44 million annually in institutional scholarships and grants to entering and continuing students. Approximately 40% of entering students are awarded institutional aid with an average award to entering students that is approximately 40% of tuition.
All applicants to the college's full-time degree or diploma programs will be automatically considered for scholarships through our admissions process. International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Berklee does not offer need-based funding for entering international students.
Each year, Berklee conducts live auditions and interviews in Boston and around the world for students pursuing their dream of studying at the college during the Berklee World Tour (Live Auditions). Scholarship decisions for accepted full-time applicants are issued along with the admissions decisions.
Berklee Merit-Based Scholarships
The majority of awards are partial-tuition awards, including many endowed scholarships. We also offer scholarships for songwriters and composers who choose to submit original compositions through the Berklee Writing and Composition Scholarship, and a limited number of full-tuition awards, both of which you can read about in the scholarship section of our website.
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