The Curtis Institute of Music highly values a diverse international student body. Since its founding in 1924, Curtis has welcomed all applicants regardless of race, geographic origin, religious background, socio-economic level, gender, or sexual orientation. The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry.
Prospective Curtis Institute students must submit admissions applications by the deadline in order to be scheduled for an audition. Admissions decisions are based solely on merit. Students are accepted for study at Curtis exclusively on the basis of their artistic talent and promise. All students admitted to Curtis are provided merit-based full-tuition scholarships regardless of their financial situation. Curtis also offers need-based financial aid to help cover living expenses.