All students from outside the United States who plan to attend Berklee will first need to receive an I-20 form from Berklee in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy/consulate that serves their area.
How Do I Apply for a Berklee I-20?
*Financial documents to support your I-20 request must be dated within nine months of your I-20 request.
STEP 1: All students must pay the tuition deposit to confirm their intention to enroll at Berklee.
- Berklee College of Music students, see how to pay your tution deposit.
- Boston Conservatory at Berklee students, pay your tuition deposit through your admissions portal.
STEP 2: Download and complete the I-20 request forms*:
- I-20 packet for programs starting in fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022
- I-20 packet for programs starting in fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021, including the summer 2020 Music and English Intensive Program (MEIP)
STEP 3: Send your completed I-20 request forms and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for an I-20 and F-1 visa will take several weeks. It is very important to send in your I-20 request forms and supporting financial documents as early as possible. You will not be able to begin your studies at Berklee until you have obtained both a Berklee I-20 and F-1 visa.
Do not submit I-20 information unless you are an accepted student and have paid your tuition deposit. Any applications for non-accepted students will be discarded.