Coronavirus Update

Updated  13th October 2021 

How we’re keeping our students and staff safe

BIMM Institute is delighted to be welcoming our students back into our buildings for teaching this academic year. In order to enable this, we have introduced strict measures and guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.

We developed detailed plans for each college, building, and external venue, to ensure the appropriate measures were introduced to be able to safely welcome everyone back into the colleges and learning environments. Each college and external venue we use has undergone a detailed risk assessment and building schematics are in place with maximum room capacity, protective screens where appropriate, PPE stock, and reporting procedures.

It is also important that our students understand their individual responsibility for keeping themselves and their peers safe. In order to make this as clear and simple as possible, we have updated and issued a COVID-19 Risk Assessment 2021/22 for Students which outlines responsibilities when on campus, and these are shared with students prior to their return, as well as being displayed around the buildings alongside our own commitment to their wellbeing.

We have developed teaching models for all our courses that offer a balanced onsite and remote learning experience, to ensure all students are able to engage safely and effectively with their chosen course and experience the highest quality specialist music teaching and also onsite facility access for essential classes.

Meeting your student community, collaborating on projects, and enjoying life outside of the classroom is vital, so our Student Services and Events & Guests teams are working hard on plans for activities and events in which students can participate throughout the academic year.

We are working closely with our industry partners to ensure that all possible performance and music industry opportunities are available to students within the current measures.

We continue to closely monitor updates from the German health and education authorities to ensure that we are adhering to the latest guidelines. At the time of writing, over 68% of the German adult population have received at least their first vaccine and both Berlin and Hamburg have lifted the Covid 19 regulations on different areas including performance and music venues, within the 3G or 2G structures.

For information on current travel restrictions please see the latest information for updates.

Our creative community spirit remains strong. Together, our students have launched several innovative initiatives to keep the music playing. We will continue to keep everyone fully informed in terms of the steps we are taking to ensure your admissions process is as smooth and efficient as possible.

We appreciate that the current situation in Germany differs from some other countries and that a few of our applicants may either experience delays with being issued their visa to study in Germany or experience travel disruption whilst planning their move.

Provision for 2021 Graduates

In addition, we recognise that students graduating this year might appreciate further support than normal as they transition into the industry.

In response to this need, we have put together a suite of benefits that can be accessed for 12 months after the course completes.

This includes:

  • Practice Room access
  • 1-2-1 Careers support tutorials
  • Access to careers support group workshops and seminars
  • 1-2-1 Tutorials with subject tutors
  • Access to BIMM’s online services, including Office 365 and BIMM Connect
  • Access to all BIMM’s online masterclasses

We are grateful to our staff and students for their patience as we work through the complex and challenging situation we all find ourselves in.


Coronavirus FAQs

As always, we are here to help answer any questions you have or provide more information on BIMMs response to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are not a current BIMM Institute student and would like to get in touch with us, please contact our Admissions Team via email admissions@bimm-institute.de by phone +49 30 311 99 186 (Berlin) or +49 40 874 09 632 (Hamburg) or LiveChat.

For applicants

During this time, we have initiated a series of online experiences and events to help you get the information you need to study at BIMM Institute. 

During our Virtual Open Day events, we give a presentation on all the key facts about BIMM Institute. We’ll look at our courses, teaching methods, tutors, graduate successes, employability, student services, as well as the city and culture of Berlin and Hamburg so you can gain a clear picture of life as a student. 

The Virtual Open Day will be completely tailored to your needs, and you can engage in a Q&A session with our Admissions Team. You can ask about anything from student accommodation, fees, the application process or the logistics of applying for a study visa. 

Click here to book your spot. 

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An audition or interview is required for entry to all BIMM Institute courses. Therefore, we have established remote auditions and interviews to make it as straightforward as possible for all applicants to continue their academic journey. 

If you have selected a face-to-face (on-campus) audition or interview within your application, then our Admissions team will have reached out to you to rearrange this to be completed remotely. This will not impact the quality of the feedback you will receive from our academic staff who review all auditions and interviews. We also realise that having an on-campus audition or interview is a good opportunity to visit our colleges and see our facilities. We will resume this service once Health Authority ordinance allows us to do so and contact all applicants when these are available again. This means you will still be able to visit us at a future point without impacting your application progress. 

If you would like more information about booking a remote audition or interview, please contact our Admissions Team via email at admissions@bimm-institute.de, by phone on +49 30 311 99 186 or LiveChat. You can find out more about auditions and interviews at BIMM Institute here. 

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We understand that it is a challenging time for all students who are working hard towards their high-school and college qualifications, and who may continue to be unsure about how those qualifications will be awarded in the summer. But there is no need to put your life on hold to delay your next steps in your educational journey. BIMM Institute Berlin and Hamburg facilities are open to students, staff and our teaching faculty when Health Authority ordinance allows, and we have been delivering a mixture of on-campus and online learning to our new and returning cohorts from September 2020. 

BIMM Institute has always been a creative community and, as such, we place a great deal of emphasis on the audition and interview element of your application, as your creative ability and goals are at the heart of our curriculum. Due to ongoing C-19 disruption, it may be the case that your Government plans to reschedule your exams which could impact your completion of these and when you will receive your results. If so, we encourage you to contact us and let us know if you are likely to be impacted by this so we can best advise you on the next steps, and not disrupt your journey to study at BIMM Institute. 

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We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to BIMM Institute in September 2021. While our buildings are currently closed to visitors, our staff are all working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our teaching and admissions processes moving forward. 

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We are in close and regular contact with the German health and education authorities and closely monitor developments to ensure that we are adhering to the latest guidelines. For information on current travel restrictions please see the latest information here for updates. 

Our creative community spirit remains strong. Together, our students have launched several innovative initiatives to keep the music playing.  We will continue to keep everyone fully informed in terms of the steps we are taking to ensure your admissions process is as smooth and efficient as possible. 

We understand that this is a confusing and uncertain time. If you would like to discuss your options further, our Admissions team are open as usual and are on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have. 

You can access them via email admissions@bimm-institute.de by phone +49 30 311 99 186 or through LiveChat where you can also access up to date information on our admissions process and future online open days. 

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At present, we are accepting applications as usual. However, we take the safety and well-being of our students very seriously. 

We are in close and regular contact with the German health and education authorities and closely monitor developments to ensure that we are adhering to the latest guidelines. Please observe and plan around travel requirements such as self-isolation on arrival, and getting tested on either side of your travel. Further information on current travel guidelines regarding entry to Germany can be viewed here. 

For updates on local regulations, please visit these FAQs for the city of Hamburg. 

Click here for information on the current C-19 regulations in Berlin. 

We will ensure any changes to courses, processes, deadlines and entry requirements will be communicated as soon as possible. 

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Please visit our International Page for all information relating to visas, academic and English-language qualifications. 

Please let us know if you believe your academic exams, or when you will receive your results, may be disrupted. We can accept your results at a later date during the summer which will hopefully accommodate any disruption you experience, and allow you to continue planning your move to either Berlin or Hamburg to begin your studies at BIMM Institute. 

We also encourage you to schedule an English-language test in good time to prevent any disruption with this. Our Admissions team will advise if you require a proof of English-language on review of your application. 

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We update our How to Apply page on a regular basis. You can find all information on application deadlines, academic and language requirements, auditions and interviews as well as everything you need to know around your offer and contract. 

Our Admissions team are open as usual and are on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have. You can access them via email admissions@bimm-institute.de by phone +49 30 311 99 186 or through LiveChat. 

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Contact us

If you have any additional questions, please contact our Admissions Team via email admissions@bimm-institute.de by phone +49 30 311 99 186 or through LiveChat. 

 

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