Berklee Summer Programs welcomes students from all over the world to join us for the summer.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that any student who is not a U.S. citizen participating in the Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive or Berklee Summer Semester apply for an F-1 student visa. If you are participating in these programs, contact the Office of Admissions for the required Form I-20 and visa procedures.
In order to apply for an F-1 student visa, students must obtain Form I-20 from Berklee. Students are encouraged to send the required documents to the Office of Summer Programs as early as possible to ensure that there is enough time to apply for a student visa. Do not enter the U.S. on a tourist visa or a tourist status to participate in the Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive or Berklee Summer Semester programs.
If you are already in the U.S. on a different visa status or hold an F-1 status at another institution, please notify the Office of Summer Programs as soon as possible.
I-20 requests must be signed, dated, and submitted in the year of the program you wish to attend. Please do not submit 2018 I-20 Request Forms for a 2019 program. Updated I-20 Request Forms will be available in early 2019.