Brexit Information

The UK may have left the EU, but here at BIMM Institute, we are determined to keep our community of creative students as diverse and vibrant post-Brexit as always. We are committed to being a friendly international community.

And we want to make sure you have all the information you need about Brexit and how it affects you. Whether you’re looking to study at BIMM Institute or are a current student, this page should help answer any questions you may have.

The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020 under the Withdrawal Agreement. We are currently in the post-Brexit transition period which is scheduled to end on 31st December 2020.

This information was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. We will keep our pages updated with any developments which may affect you.

Brexit and prospective students

BIMM Institute receives applications from all over the world. We have representatives and agents in the EU/EEA and other overseas regions. And last year, we enrolled over 1000 students from overseas countries. We know how important it is that this continues.

That’s why we are continuously developing partnerships abroad to raise awareness of our Degree courses, which are recognised worldwide. Our dedicated Admissions Team will ensure your application process is easy to navigate and that you are well-informed throughout.

Are my course fees affected by Brexit?

There will be no change to the tuition fee status of EU and UK students applying to courses at BIMM Institute starting in 2020-21, and fees will continue to be at the applicable EU or UK rate for the duration of your course.

Will my Bafög eligibility be affected?

If you’re starting a course in the 2020-21 academic year and are eligible under the current rules to receive Bafög funding to support your tuition or living costs, you will continue to remain eligible for this until December 2020. After this, BIMM Institute will work with the Student Funding Authorities in Berlin and Hamburg to establish if funding will continue dependant on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Your rights as an EU citizen

There will be no change to the status of EU students wishing to study at BIMM Institute in Germany in 2021 onwards. The same freedom of movement will remain in place.

Your rights as a non-EU citizen

There will be no change to the status of non-EU students wishing to study at BIMM Institute in Germany in 2021 onwards For further information, please visit our Visa Information page or reference the German Federal Foreign Office’s website:

Your rights as a UK citizen

The status of UK citizens wishing to move to and study in Germany after the UK leaves the EU depends on the negotiations and future deals between the UK and EU. For further information, please check the website or reference the German Federal Foreign Office’s website:

Want to speak to someone about Brexit?

We’re committed to making your transition to Germany as smooth as possible. For help, support or advice, please call or email us between 9am-5pm CET using the contact details below.

Tel: +49 30 311 99 186


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