Studying abroad is an exciting venture you’ll never forget. It’s an opportunity to expand your knowledge tenfold and grow a deeper appreciation for another culture. The personal development and life experiences gained are irreplaceable, especially if you’re studying something you love doing.

If you want to turn your passion for music into a career, there’s no better time than now to consider attending the Musicians Institute.

At MI, we welcome international students at all cornerstones of life to take their first step towards a rewarding career in the music industry. We are here to guide you and provide the best possible experience by being the first step you get to take towards your dreams.

If you didn’t know: international students make up one-fourth of MI’s total students and we have welcomed international students from over 50 different countries, and the list continues to grow every year.

If you’re considering studying music abroad, here’s what you can expect from choosing MI:

The MI experience

Since 1977, the faculty and staff at the Musicians Institute have made it their goal to deliver an unparalleled, hands-on experience for individuals with a passion for music. Through real-world experience and guidance from music professionals, you’ll receive a complete, comprehensive education you won’t find anywhere else.

Learn from the best

As an international student, you’ll receive all of the support you need from our staff and faculty. Our highly skilled faculty has extensive experience in the world of contemporary music, and you’ll get to learn from them yourself. The experience doesn’t stop there. We also regularly provide students with unprecedented access to visiting guest artists.

Be part of a community

The minute you step onto campus, you’ll surround yourself with like-minded individuals who love music, just like you. That creative support system alone will motivate and inspire you.

Not only that, but after you graduate, you’ll have a network of individuals who will choose different career paths in the music industry. So, you can use them as a resource to take your career to new heights.

Choosing a program and degree

We offer a wide range of programs and degrees. Everything from performance arts to business management. As you explore the different programs we offer, you’ll want to consider your goals. Ask yourself: what’s your dream career? Where do you see yourself in five years? What can a degree from MI help you accomplish in life?


The cost of tuition will depend on the degree you plan to pursue and the number of credits you take per quarter. We recommend visiting our tuition and fees page for a complete rundown of fees.

We require a $300.00 tuition deposit for all students to secure their spot before the quarter begins. If you’re paying internationally, you’ll want to plan to do this ahead of time. Wire transfers can sometimes take anywhere from 2 to 5 business days.

Application Timeframe

Once you’re ready to apply, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Submit the MI Application form here.
  • Download the International Student Information Packet here.
  • Contact the MI Admissions Department with a request for information by email, telephone, standard mail, or fax

Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll need to submit all of the documents required by the school for admission. After that, you’ll need to obtain an I-20 for your program of study and apply for your VISA.

Apply for your VISA

The process can take anywhere from three days to three months, so we recommend starting early to ensure you can join us on campus on time.

Get ready to attend MI

MI is more than just a school. The team at MI wants to see you succeed more than anything and help you jumpstart your career in music. We’re excited to see the value you add to our community and to help you turn your passion for music into a full-fledged career.

Ready to get started? Check out our list of music programs today to find one that’s right for you.