BIMM Berlin

Scholarships & Bursaries 2015

The BIMM Group is dedicated to supporting and offering opportunities to talented and passionate aspiring musicians. Over the last year, we’re proud to have offered the equivalent of over €280,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students across our colleges in need of financial help, allowing them to make the most of their talents.

The scholarships are provided in conjunction with our high-profile music industry partners – in 2015, these were Intro Magazine, Festivalguide, JustMusic, East Side Music Days and Fritz – and show our commitment to supporting talented music students from all backgrounds. They’ll cover course fees for the full three years of a Degree (worth €7,450 per year or a total of €22,350 across three years), but do not include living expenses. Successful applicants will also be offered an internship with their sponsor or an associated industry organisation, which may include Melt! Festival, Splash Festival or interactive music TV service, Putpat TV.

Please note that scholarships and bursaries for 2016/17 courses are awaiting confirmation – the information below relates to those offered in 2015.


This year sees the launch of the new BIMM Bursary, which is available to all BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship students and is worth €1,000 per year across all three academic years of the degree. There are four in total to give away (one for each discipline – GuitarBassDrums, and Vocals) which equates to a staggering €12,000 worth of funds to talented BIMM Berlin musicians.

Two application forms are available depending on whether you are a Dependent or Independent applicant.

Dependent applicants: Those who are under 25 on the 31st August 2015 and currently live with their parents or guardians. Complete the dependent form

Independent applicants: Those who will be over 25 on the 31st August 2015 or who have been financially independent and living away from home for at least 24 months. Complete the independent form

Please ensure you complete the correct form – if you’re unsure which one is applicable to you, contact us for further guidance by emailing

Please note applications for this bursary are currently closed.


JustMusic Berlin is located in Kreuzberg, not far from BIMM Berlin, and is the largest professional music store in Europe. Spanning across six floors, their huge selection of instruments and equipment is unrivalled, and is enough to keep musicians, DJs and sound and lighting engineers browsing for hours. The company has been operating for over 30 years and in addition to the store, they also offer workshops and events at their ‘SkyLiveClub’, located on the upper floor.

One lucky BIMM Berlin student will be offered the chance to have their course fees paid as part of this scholarship sponsorship with JustMusic Berlin. All students starting a BIMM Berlin Degree course in 2015 can apply, as this scholarship covers the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship (GuitarBassDrumsVocals), BA (Hons) Songwriting and BA (Hons) Music Business

Please note applications for this scholarship are currently closed.


East Side Music Days is a free-of-charge Berlin street music festival which will be occurring between Postbahnhof and Oberbaumbrücke on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August this year. Musicians of all types can apply to perform, as long as they’re unplugged, and last year’s event saw an audience of more than 20,000 gather to watch around 100 artists play on the streets of Berlin, alongside the Berlin Wall, and on the main stage at the Spree River.

One lucky performer chosen to play at East Side Music Days will be offered the chance to become a BIMM student too – having their course fees paid for the three years of their degree for either the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship (GuitarBassDrums,  Vocals) or BA (Hons) Songwriting.

Please note, applications to perform at East Side Music Days have now closed.


Intro Magazine is the highest-circulation free independent monthly magazine for music and pop culture in Germany. With 130,000 printed copies, plus major online distribution, the magazine is available in all major German cities and most large and medium-sized towns. It’s creative, credible and cutting-edge, acting as a cultural tastemaker in the areas of music, entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, events, design, cinema, art, games and electronic living.

BIMM Berlin Performance students enrolled in the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship course can apply, regardless of whether your discipline is Guitar, Bass, Drums, or Vocals.

Please note applications for this scholarship are currently closed.


Festivalguide is the German one-stop shop for all things festival. Consisting of a yearly print issue, an iPad version which publishes five monthly issues across the summer, a website, mobile apps and a strong social networking presence, Festivalguide highlights the very best of the whole German festival season.

The Festivalguide Scholarship is available for BIMM Berlin BA (Hons) Music Business students only.

Please note applications for this scholarship are currently closed.


Fritz Unsigned is a radio show presented by Christoph Schrag which runs every Sunday from 5pm to 8pm on Fritz. It’s Germany’s only radio show to dedicate three hours a week to locally and nationally produced unsigned music, both by playing recordings by new artists, as well as having them perform live in the studio. Listeners are regularly encouraged to upload their own tracks via the Fritz website for inclusion on the Fritz Unsigned playlist. The show has launched the careers of many well-known German acts, including Kraftklub, Bonaparte, Mighty Oaks, and Max Prosa.

The Fritz Scholarship is available to BA (Hons) Songwriting course students who are German resident citizens. Fritz listeners/songwriters will be invited to submit a track to BIMM Berlin online, and complete a full application for both the Songwriting degree and the Scholarship.

Submissions will be open from Sunday 28th June to Sunday 12th July 2015, with the eligible applicants narrowed down to a shortlist of five shortly afterwards. The final five will have their tracks played on air, and the Scholarship winner will be selected by a panel of judges on Sunday 26th July.

Please note applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

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