English Language Requirements

BIMM Institute requires that your English Language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of study.

All applicants are required to demonstrate their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. We have therefore English language requirements based on the following minimum standards.


 

Academic IELTS

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance, BMus (Hons) Songwriting and BA (Hons) Music Production: score of 6.0 and 5.5 in each band.

BA (Hons) Music Business: score of 6.5 and 6.0 in each band.

You can book your test, access study materials and mock tests via the following link: takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/book

TOEFL (iBT)

TOEFL (iBT) with a score of 80 overall, including at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Book your test and access study resources here: www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register/centers_dates

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance, BMus (Hons) Songwriting and BA (Hons) Music Production: a score of 170 overall, including at least 165 in each band.

BA (Hons) Music Business: a score of 176 overall, including at least 170 in each band.

You can check availability and download study books here: www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/proficiency/preparation/

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance, BMus (Hons) Songwriting and BA (Hons) Music Production: Cambridge Advanced Level B2 with a minimum score of 170 overall, including at least 165 in each band.

BA (Hons) Music Business: Cambridge Advanced Level C1 with a minimum score of 176 overall, including at least 170 in each band.

Find a location and book your test here: www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/advanced/preparation. Preparation section includes downloadable materials and computer-based practice tests.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

Pearson (PTE Academic) with a score of 50 overall, including at least 42 in all four skills. Create your account and book your test here:  pearsonpte.com/book-now. Handbook is provided for your preparation.


 

If you have studies an alternative external English language qualification, please contact admissions@bimm-institute.de to confirm if this can be accepted.

We can accept Secondary School qualifications from the following countries, should the applicant have completed a qualification listed at a required level, as per the table below:

 

Country Qualification
Austria Award of Reifeprufung /Matura awarded from a Allgemeinbildende Hohere Schule with a minimum grade of 2/ Gut on the English component to meet English Language requirements.
Bulgaria Award of Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (after 4 years of study) – grade of 5 in English component to meet English Language requirements.
Croatia Award of Svjedodzba o Maturi after four years of study with a minimum grade of 5 in English component to meet English Language requirements.
Denmark Award of Studentereksamen – English language grade 7 on the STX, HF, HHX or HTX to meet English Language requirements.
Estonia Award of Gumnaasiumi loputunnistus orRiigieksamitunnistuswith – English language requirements are met with a School Exam grade of 4 OR English State Examination at 75% or above to meet English Language requirements.
Finland Award of Ylioppilastutkinto or studentexamen after three years of study – English at a minimum grade of Eximia cum laude approbatur or 6 as a second official language to meet English Language requirements.
France We can accept English at 12 for those who have studied Option Internationale Anglais on the Baccalaureat General.
Germany Award of Abitur – grade of 10 on the English component (LF ).
Hungary Award of Erettsegi Vizsga or Matura – grade 4 or above in English at Advanced Level; OR 5 at Basic level exam.
Iceland Award of Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) – grade of 9 in the English component.
Ireland Award of ILC with a minimum of C1/C/O4 in English Standard Level.
Latvia Award of Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education) – Grade 8 in English Language component.
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas – a grade of 8 in English language to meet English language requirements.
Malta The Matriculation Certificate Examination and grades CC at Advanced Level, to include having consistently studied in the English language and obtained a 1–5 in English language on the Secondary Education Certificate.
The Netherlands Award of VWO after six years of study – 8.0 in English Language.
Norway Award of Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skoleas – grade of 4 in the English component.
Poland Matura – English Language Extended level at 70%.
Sweden Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran gymnasieskolan – A grade C/VG will need to be obtained on the English C/7 component OR a C/VG on both English A/5 AND B/6 component.
Australia English Grade C on the Year 10 Certificate/ Junior Secondary Studies Certificate/ English VHA, HA or SA on the Year 10 Certificate/ SACE English Pass/ English Credit,Higher Pass or Pass on the School Certificate (TCE)/ English Pass in Unit 3 or 4 on the VCE/ WACE – Pass in English on the Certificate of Lower Secondary Studies (CLSS).
Canada Grade 11 Secondary School English language grade at C or an equivalent.
USA HSD – C in Grade 12 English.

 

If you studied English as a first language and your country is not listed above, please contact admissions@bimm-institute.de to confirm if your qualification will be accepted.

Please note: Entry requirements are subject to change.


Any questions?

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
Email: admissions@bimm-institute.de

 

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