Scholarships and Bursaries

At BIMM Institute, we’re committed to supporting you in achieving your dream music career, no matter your background or financial situation. So, each academic year, we offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented, dedicated applicants and students. 

We remove the financial barriers so you can develop your skills and self-confidence and find your place within the industry. Our scholarships and bursaries at BIMM Institute Berlin and Hamburg provide incredible opportunities for those eligible for EU tuition fees.

BIMM Institute Berlin has established an amazing scholarship with our patron Tim Pope dedicated to supporting one student throughout their studies.

The successful applicant will receive a full scholarship for all three years of study from September 2022. This scholarship is available for the new BA (Hons) Filmmaking we introduced from Autumn 2022. It’s part of our dedication to seeing you kick-start your industry career in the strongest way possible.

We will then follow your journey during your studies as you develop your craft, explore your creativity, and follow your passion. As a Scholarship winner, you will also have the exclusive opportunity on some mentoring sessions with Tim Pope.

Tim Pope is a filmmaker who has worked across TV, documentaries, captured live concerts, created short  films and has worked in Hollywood to direct “The Crow: City of Angles”.  He is famous for his unique and thought-provoking promotional music videos played on MTV in the 1980s, for such bands as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Queen, Talk Talk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Soft Cell, The Style Council and others; however, he is best known for being UK’s goth-rock group The Cure’s almost exclusive director when it came to making their promotional music videos. Pope has directed more videos for The Cure than any other band, with a whopping 21 total!

Are you eligible to apply for the Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship?

You’re eligible to apply for our scholarship if you have applied and are either holding an offer or have  accepted an offer of study for September 2022 entry onto the BA (Hons) Filmmaking course at BIMM Institute Berlin, and you meet our application criteria below.

How to apply for the Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship

To complete your Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship application, please follow the steps below and return the Tim Pope Scholarship Application Form by 23:59 CEST on 15th July 2022.

The winner will be notified in writing on or after 15th August 2022.

Essay Criteria:   

Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship must answer a series of questions using our online Scholarship Application Form. Submissions will be reviewed by our academic staff and Tim Pope after the closing date.

The questions should be responded to in English language, and answer the following questions:

  • Can you describe a particular filmmaker whose career progression you admire, and why?
  • How do you feel Equality & Diversity issues can be addressed within the film industry?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Who are your film and creative influences?

Please include links to any kind of evidence of your work supporting your essay e.g., links to social media  around releases/demos, events/videos you have created,  stream of a show/blogs you have written/ articles you have published, mood boards/websites you have designed, press releases/EPKs you have created and any references from placements or internships.

Additionally, please feel free to include academic quotes/citations if you feel it supports your answers.

The Tim Pope Scholarship Application form must be submitted on or before the 15th July 2022 deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Terms and Conditions:

  • All entrants to the Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship need to have applied for study on the BA (Hons) Filmmaking degree at BIMM Institute Berlin and be holding either a conditional or unconditional offer of study by the scholarship deadline of 15th July 2022.
  • Applicants who have accepted their offer of study by the scholarship deadline are also eligible for entry to the Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship.
  • The Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship is only applicable to September 2022 entry BA (Hons) Filmmaking students at BIMM Institute Berlin’s Screen and Film Faculty. It is not applicable to the BA (Hons) Filmmaking degree at any other BIMM Institute college, nor will it impact your fees/ funding eligibility at other BIMM Institute college locations.
  • The scholarship winner agrees to be part of a marketing campaign (blog posts, social media, interviews) throughout the time of studies at BIMM Institute Berlin.
  • The scholarship covers the entire tuition fees for one student and is non-transferrable.
  • Students of all fee bands (EU and non-EU fees) can apply for the scholarship.
  • The scholarship covers tuition fees alone. Any additional costs (such as for offsite event attendance/ exhibition/ film projects or materials) will not covered by the scholarship and must be funded using alternative sources.
  • In the instance of the scholarship winner not accepting their place of study at BIMM Institute, the scholarship will then be offered to a runner-up (decided by Tim Pope and BIMM Institute academic staff)
  • The Tim Pope Berlin Scholarship is only applicable for entry in September 2022. If you decline or defer your place to September 2023 entry or later, you cannot carry the scholarship over and it will be offered to a runner-up
  • If you decide to defer your entry to a later academic year, you are welcome to re-apply for a new bursary or scholarship initiative applicable to that year of entry.
  • The successful applicant will be notified in writing on or after 15th August 2022.

Not yet applied to join in September 2022?

Don’t worry if you’ve not yet applied to study with us in September 2022; there’s still time. However, please be advised that your scholarship application will not be considered if you haven’t applied and received an offer, or accepted your place of study with us, by the deadline of 15th July 2022.

We highly recommend submitting your completed application to study at BIMM Institute Berlin as soon as possible. This gives you the opportunity to sail through our application process as smoothly as possible with minimal stress. The application process includes:

  • Successful completion of an applicant portfolio review for BA (Hons) Filmmaking and;
  • Receiving and/ or accepting a conditional* or an unconditional offer of study for BA (Hons) Filmmaking from the BIMM Institute Admissions Team.

*Conditions can include visa, academic or English language requirements for entry to BIMM Institute.

Please visit our How to apply page for further instructions on the application process. You can access our Online Undergraduate Direct Application Form via the How to Apply page or by using this link.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Admissions Team on  +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email

The Spotify Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships will be available for the 2022/23 academic year, exclusively for domestic applicants from underrepresented groups. Recognising the importance of accessibility and equality, the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships promote diversity in terms of origin, school background, physical ability and family and financial background.

There will be eight scholarships in total, which will provide the cost of full tuition fees during the length of study. Every college across BIMM Institute will offer 1 x BA or BMus (Hons) degree scholarship. This means applicants can choose between various college locations including Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, London, Manchester, Dublin, Hamburg and Berlin.

All scholarship students will receive the support of dedicated Careers teams in each college, our in-house job matching service ‘Talent Match’ in their final year. Each scholarship student will also be given scheduled access to Spotify Executives for mentoring sessions, including Bryan Johnson, Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships.

BIMM Institute and Spotify’s educational partnership also offers a host of other benefits to students, including annual Spotify Masterclass events and assets known as Industry Boosters, which will sit directly in students’ digital libraries.

Please note that the Spotify scholarships are only open to domestic (German nationality/ permanent residency) students starting their studies at BIMM Institute Germany in September 2022 for the Academic Year 2022/23, who have a household income of less than €30,000. Further information is in the conditions below.

To apply for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships, please use the Scholarship Application form.

The application deadline is 15th July 2022, successful applicants will be notified in writing on or after 15th August 2022.

If you haven’t yet applied for study at BIMM Institute in 2022, please submit your application here.

Terms & Conditions:

Conditions apply. Applicants for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship need to have applied for first-year entry to study one of the BA (Hons) or BMus (Hons) music degrees at either BIMM Institute Berlin or Hamburg for Autumn 2022. Applicants are required to have a) successfully completed their entrance interview and, b) be in receipt of an offer or have accepted their place of study by the application deadline date of 15th July, otherwise, their application will not be considered by the selection panel.

  • If you have not yet applied to study at BIMM Institute, please apply for a BIMM Institute course in the standard way and ensure you have completed your interview and applied for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship by the scholarship application deadline date of 15th July 2022.
  • Eligibility is limited to ‘home’ status students with a household income lower than €30,000 (gross/ brutto) per year. This includes German nationals, citizens, Permanent Residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) and Erlaubnis zum Daueraufenthalt–EU (EU Residence Permit) with residency in Germany for 3-years or longer. Applications from individuals with temporary residence in Germany, or from outside of Germany, are not eligible for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.
  • All applicants for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing on or after the successful applicant announcement date of 15th August 2022.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our available scholarships and bursaries 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


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