How to Apply

Applying to study at a BIMM Institute in Germany

If you already know the course you wish to apply for then just follow our simple step by step guide below to making an application.

If you are not yet sure what the best course is for you, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

Good luck. We can’t wait for you to start your career in music.

You can apply directly to BIMM Institute Germany or by calling our Admissions Team on +49 40 874 09 632 (Hamburg) or +49 30 311 99 186 (Berlin) to request an Application Form. You can also do this by emailing admissions@bimm-institute.de or by filling in the ‘Application Enquiry’ website form.

We recommend that you attend one of our onsite or virtual Open Days throughout the year so that you’re fully informed about BIMM Institute before you submit your application. Please try not to leave your application to the last minute, as courses do fill up very quickly and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed if our places are full.

UK applicants are also able to apply for BIMM Hamburg or Berlin courses via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the UK. When applying for a BIMM Institute Germany course through UCAS you’ll need to enter our Institution Code (B39) and the Hamburg Course Code (H) / Berlin Campus Code (B). If you’re applying via this route you may find our UCAS Application Guide (PDF) helpful, here you’ll find useful information about completing your application. You may find it is cheaper and easier to apply for BIMM Institute Hamburg or Berlin directly, however.

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll invite you to attend BIMM Institute for an audition and assessment – this can take place at our Hamburg or Berlin campuses. If it’s difficult for you to travel to BIMM Institute in person, we’ll arrange for a remote audition/assessment to take place with one of our lecturers on your course area in either Hamburg or Berlin.

Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals) and Songwriting

If you’re applying to BIMM Institute for one of our performance-based courses and are an EU-based student, we’ll expect you to attend BIMM Institute for an audition in one of our performance rooms. If it’s difficult for you to travel to BIMM Institute in person, we’ll arrange for a remote audition to take place. We’ll send you details of the requirements before your audition so you know what is expected on the day.

All BIMM Institute auditions are free of charge. Upon arrival at the BIMM Institute campus, you’ll be greeted individually and have the opportunity to have any questions answered. During your individual audition, we’ll discuss your personal aspirations and the ways in which we can help you to achieve your goals.

After your audition, you’ll be debriefed by a member of the Admissions Team and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions regarding the course you’re applying for. We’ll then either make you an offer of a place or suggest how you can develop your skills further to meet the required standard for entry to your course.

Music Production

If you’re applying to BIMM Institute for our Music Production course, we’ll want to review a small portfolio of work showcasing your production experience.

If you are an EU-based student, we’ll expect you to attend BIMM Institute for an interview. If you’re not based in the EU or if it’s difficult for you to travel to BIMM Institute in person, we’ll arrange for a remote interview to take place with a lecturer on your course area. An offer will then be made based upon your qualifications, portfolio review and a successful interview.

Music Business

For our Music Business course, you’ll be required to complete an application form including a personal statement. You will also be required to attend an interview in person and present an outline of your experience engaging with the music or creative industries to one of our lecturers. If it’s difficult for you to join us in person, we’ll arrange for a remote interview to take place via Skype with one of our lecturers, and all interview requirements will be sent to you in advance so you can prepare.

An offer will then be made based upon your qualifications, experience and a successful interview.

After your audition or interview, our lecturer will inform you immediately if you have successfully met the required entry standard for our courses, and you’ll be debriefed by a member of the Admissions Team who can also discuss any further questions you may have and advise whether you can be offered a Conditional (dependant on any outstanding proofs of qualifications) or Unconditional offer of study at BIMM Institute. The Admissions Team will follow this up by email.

If you are unsuccessful at your audition or interview, you will be provided with comprehensive development feedback so you know which areas of your practice to work on. You will also be invited back for another audition or interview at a later date. All auditions and interviews can be arranged by contacting our Admissions Team directly on +49 30 311 99 186 or emailing admissions@bimm-institute.de.

Please note that on some occasions, our lecturers may advise a period of development lasting some months. For these reasons we highly recommend submitting your completed application form and arranging your audition or interview at the earliest opportunity to allow time for this if required.

If you are offered a place, you’ll be sent a contract and offer letter via email by our Admissions Team. It’s then up to you to confirm if you wish to take up your place and return the signed study contract to us within 14 days of receipt.

Our Admissions Team is available to help with any queries you may have about applying to BIMM. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling +49 30 311 99 186, emailing admissions@bimm-institute.de or filling in the ‘Application Enquiry’ website form.

Please note: EU and some non-EU students may qualify for Bafög maintenance support from the German Government, which can be used to help pay your fees or living costs. This funding and eligibility will be reviewed after January 1st 2021 and will be dependant on the type of agreement between the EU and UK after the Brexit deadline. For further information, please check our Fees & Finance section on the BIMM Institute website.

UK Students should also be aware that BIMM Institute Hamburg or Berlin courses do not qualify for Student Loans Company funding.

Any questions?

If you require any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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