All students from outside the United States who plan to attend Berklee will first need to receive a form I-20 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?
- Step 1: Students in the Berklee Summer Semester program must pay the $50 registration fee. All others must pay the tuition deposit to confirm their intention to enroll at Berklee.
- Step 2: Download and complete the I-20 request forms*:
- Step 3: Send your completed I-20 request forms and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Financial documents to support your I-20 request must be dated within nine months of your I-20 request.
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 and deposited student. Any applications for nonaccepted students will be discarded.
Although applicants for F-1 visas are given priority for visa interview appointments, you must consider the time it will take to process your visa and return your passport to you. Check the visa waiting times for each U.S. embassy/consulate.
Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions.