The Mark Williams Future Talent Scholarship

BIMM University Berlin is pleased to welcome renowned British actor, Mark Williams, as the official ambassador for the Future Talent Scholarship. The scholarship is open to eligible film and acting students applying for September 2024 entry at BIMM University Berlin.

Mark Williams is a British character actor celebrated for portraying Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film series and starring as the titular character in the enduring BBC series Father Brown. He initially rose to fame as a prominent performer in the beloved BBC sketch comedy, The Fast Show. Throughout his expansive career, Mark has taken on significant roles in various film and television productions, including 101 Dalmatians, Doctor Who, Stardust, and The Borrowers, among numerous others.

Current film and acting students at BIMM were recently treated to a day of masterclasses and hands-on workshops exploring the genre of comedy, all led by Mark. There was also a hugely popular exclusive Q&A session in which students were able to delve into Mark’s career and gain insight into building their own careers in the film and television industry.

Read more about Mark’s masterclasses and workshops from that day.

The Mark Williams Future Talent Scholarship will cover full tuition fees for a candidate beginning their degree in BA (Hons) Filmmaking or BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media at BIMM University Berlin in September 2024. Specifically, the scholarship aims to help an undergraduate student from an underrepresented background and/or low household income, who demonstrates a strong creative vision, a passion to drive positive social change through their work, and exceptional talent.

At BIMM University, we recognise the financial challenges of pursuing a creative education, which is why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to help each and every student to achieve their career goals.

Mark Williams

“I had a great time in Berlin working with the students. BIMM University is a place full of energy. A place to learn, to experiment, and to grow. I’m looking forward to returning, and very excited to be involved in the Future Talent Scholarship.”
Mark Williams

Who can apply

You can apply for The Moses Schneider Scholarship if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You are applying to study BA (Hons) Filmmaking or BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media in the upcoming 2024/25 academic year,
  • You are a German/EU national currently residing in Germany or the EU, or currently have permanent residence/refugee status in Germany,
  • You are from a low household income, and/or
  • You are from an under-represented group in higher education.
  • You presently reside in Germany as either a German national, or you have permanent residency status or refugee status.

*Under-represented groups include students who:

  • You are from a global majority background
  • reside in Germany as a person of asylum or a refugee
  • are a care leaver, care experienced or estranged
  • are mature students
  • are part of the LGBTQ+ community, or from a gender-diverse background
  • have a disability


How to apply

First, you must apply for a bachelor’s degree course at BIMM University Berlin starting in September 2024, via the Application Portal. Once you have applied, you will be sent a scholarship application form. If you have already applied for the Future Talent Scholarship, there is no need to apply again for the Mark Williams Scholarship as your application will have already been considered.

Applications for the Mark Williams Future Talent Scholarship close on 31st July 2024. Scholarships will only be awarded to those who go on to accept an offer from BIMM University Berlin and complete the enrolment process.

Scholarship Application Form

Mark Williams with BIMM University Berlin students

Help with your application

We want to ensure that your scholarship application truly shows off your abilities. We’ve put together the helpful guide below to help you achieve this.

Submission guide

What happens next

A panel will assess applications shortly after the scholarship application deadline. We will then contact you regarding the outcome of your application.

As this is a competitive process, we strongly recommend that all applicants independently investigate alternative funding avenues, such as BAföG.

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