International Students

International students applying for scholarship assistance are required to first submit the Conservatory's Scholarship/Financial Aid Application; Students must also complete the Institutional Certification of Finances for International Students and all first-time financial aid applicants who are applying for any need-based scholarship funding are required to complete the  CSS/FinancialAidPROFILE.  The school code for this is: 4744. Scholarship awards are based on the strength of the audition for admission as well as the financial circumstances of the applicant and the instrumental needs of the Conservatory. No international student will be considered for scholarship until all required financial documents have been submitted. It is important that international applicants be aware that the Conservatory's scholarship funds are limited and that Conservatory scholarships apply only toward tuition. We do not offer scholarship assistance for living expenses. Tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year are $40,992 USD. Please see the Estimated Student Budget below:

Budget Category Estimated Student Budget
Tuition and Fees $40,992
Room and Board $13,000
Books and Supplies $ 750
Personal Expenses $ 2,500
MUNI Class Pass (includes unlimited MUNI rides  for nine-month school year) $ 252
Health Insurance $ 2,310
Total budget $59,552


Once you have accepted admission, in order for the Conservatory to issue an I-20 form you will be required to show proof of sufficient funds to pay for any tuition not covered by scholarship assistance, as well as all of your living and travel expenses (total budget minus any awarded scholarship). Proof of sufficient funds includes original bank statements. If the statements are not in the student's name, completion of the Affidavit of Support is required.

There are loans available for international students from the International Student Loan Program (ISLP). The program requires a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident living in the United States. A student may borrow between $1,000 and the cost of education, less any other financial aid received. For more information about this program please visit

For further information regarding I-20s, contact our International Student Advisor, Ruby Pleasure at