Fees & Finance

Because we’re Europe’s largest and most prestigious music institute, we’re uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value and quality to all our students.

We’re dedicated to giving our students the best music education possible – which means accessing our expert lecturers in industry-leading facilities at the heart of the UK’s music scene.

We make sure all BIMM Institute courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.


BAföG – State funding for students in Germany

EU and some non-EU students are eligible for ‘BAföG’ finance support during their BIMM Institute studies, paid by the Federal Education Authority. BAföG is otherwise known as the Federal Training Assistance Act.

BAföG funding does not cover your tuition fees and is paid to you directly in monthly instalments, with your funding eligibility decided on a ‘means-tested’ basis. This considers aspects such as parental income, if you are financially independent or have children/ other dependants. This funding can be used to help with your tuition fees, or used to support your living costs during your studies. It’s up to you.

If students are successful in their application, they could be eligible to receive up to a very maximum of €853 per month, and only 50% of this will need to be paid back after their studies. Please note that depending on the application and the various factors taken into account, the financial award given can be anywhere between €0 to €853 per month, and for example, a student who has additional responsibilities such as being a carer or having their own children will be awarded towards the higher end of this scale.

You apply for BAföG before your studies begin in September, via either the Hamburg or Berlin local senate education authority. The Admissions Team can provide further information on this once you have confirmed you will study a course at either BIMM Institute Berlin or Hamburg, and proof of study will be required as part of your BAföG application which BIMM Institute needs to confirm.

Please note that due to the terms regarding the UK leaving the EU at the end of 2020, otherwise known as Brexit, we will only be able to confirm if BAföG funding for students will continue once the terms and conditions of the UK’s withdrawal are confirmed in early 2021.

Some students may be able to get a student grant or loan from their local government to cover their tuition or living costs:

Sweden: Please visit the CSN website for more information – www.csn.se

Norway: Please visit the Lånekassen website for more information – www.lanekassen.no

Denmark: Please visit the SU website for more information – www.su.dk

The Netherlands: Please visit the DUO website for more information www.duo.nl

Students with International fee status are charged different tuition fee amounts and have different funding options in comparison to students with EU fee status. Funding available to students with International fee status is very limited, and the majority of such students would not be able to receive any funding. We encourage you to explore all options, however, and you may wish to explore the below further:

  • Bafög (Federal Training Assistance Act)
  • Scholarships, bursaries and awards available to you locally through BIMM Institute (generally announced in April/ May each year)
  • Loans
  • Private Sponsorships

Payment Options

Option 1: Paying your course fees in full

If you’d like to pay your course fees in full each year, the total costs for each course are:

Undergraduate Courses (3 years) UK, Swiss & EU Students Non-EU & EAA Students
Deposit (per year) €500* €1,500*
Payment (per year) €7,450 €11,950
Total annual cost €7,950** €13,450**

 

*  Deposit to be paid on offer acceptance (pay online or by telephone).
** Fees to be paid in full before 15th September in each academic year.

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the EU, Swiss or UK fee, and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.


 

Option 2: Paying your fees by monthly instalments

Students also have the option to pay by instalments via 10 monthly payments each academic year:

Undergraduate Courses (3 years) UK, Swiss & EU Students Non-EU & EAA Students
Deposit (per year) €500* €1,500*
Payments x 10 (per year) €745** €1,195**
Total annual cost €7,950** €13,450**

 

*  Deposit to be paid on offer acceptance (pay online or by telephone).
** Monthly payments to be paid by standing order and run from October to July.

Please note, this payment option is only available at BIMM Institute Berlin and Hamburg.

Postgraduate Courses UK & EU Students Non-EU Students
MA Popular Music Practice (full-time)* €9,500 €16,500
MA Popular Music Practice (part-time)*
€5,800 (per year) €9,000 (per year)

Alumni Discount

BIMM Graduates receive €1000 off their course fees, if studying the 1-year full-time course. They receive €500 off each year if studying the 2-year part-time course.

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the UK & EU fee and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student finance or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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