Information for International Students

Dear International Students,

New England Conservatory’s School of Continuing Education offers international students a wonderful opportunity to study in vibrant downtown Boston with some of the world’s most premier musical instruction for a third the price of traditional conservatory tuition.  After acceptance into a certificate program, SCE will sponsor an F-1 visa for qualified applicants.  Please feel free to contact us for more information!

SCE team

Frequently asked Questions:

F-1 Visa Sponsorship Requirements:
- Enroll full-time
- Demonstrate ability to cover full cost of attending NEC.  The estimated cost of attendance for one year is $25,000.  This does not include room, board, or medical insurance.

Campus and Surrounding Area:
- NEC is located in beautiful downtown Boston
- Public transportation is readily available
- A short walk from local universities: Harvard, MIT, Northeastern and Boston University to name a few
- World Renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Hall is right next door -- student passes are available. 

Academic Advising:
- SCE students receive one-on-one advising
- Individualized attention from instructors
- Personalized academic planning

Application Requirements:

Step 1: Complete the online application

Step 2: Provide:

  • Copy of a photo I.D.
  • Copy of TOEFL exam with a minimum score of: 79iBT or 550 Paper-Based
  • Copy of transcripts from previous institution (either high school or higher educational institution)


Any other questions?