International Entry Requirements

The information published here is intended only as a helpful guide. Stated equivalents are neither absolute nor complete. If you are in any doubt or your country is not listed in the table below, please contact us to discuss your application.

Undergraduate

At BIMM Institute, most of our undergraduate degree courses require a minimum of 32 UCAS points, and some non-performance degree courses require a minimum of 64 UCAS points for academic entry. If you are new to UCAS point entry criteria, don’t worry, it’s what we use to ensure every student’s qualifications are converted to a fair equivalent so no one is at an advantage or disadvantage.

32 UCAS points: 64 UCAS points:
BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance BA (Hons) Music Business
BMus (Hons) Songwriting
BA (Hons) Music Production
BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting

 

Postgraduate

MA Popular Music Practice

A good degree (normally 2.2 or above) or significant experience in a relevant field.

Overseas students where English is not their native language may be required to meet a minimum English language requirement of an Academic IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.

All applicants will be subject to interview and a portfolio may also be requested for Recognition of Prior Certified or Experiential Learning (RPCEL).

Language Requirements

All applicants require a set academic standard of English Language, in order to study on our courses with confidence and fully understand the curriculum which involves business-level English. Further information on our English Language requirements can be found here.

 

Country 32 UCAS points: 64 UCAS points:
Germany Award of Abitur with overall average grade of 3.4, including a minimum grade of 10 on the English component (Leistungsfach) on the Abitur. Award of Abitur with overall average grade of 3.0, including a minimum grade of 10 on the English component (Leistungsfach) on the Abitur.
Switzerland (French-speaking) Certificat de Maturite at grade 4 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band. Certificat de Maturite at grade 4.5 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band.
Switzerland (German-speaking) Maturitatszeugnis at grade 4 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a  minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band Maturitatszeugnis at grade 4.5 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band.
Switzerland (Italian-speaking) Attestato Di Maturita  at grade 4 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band. Attestato Di Maturita  at grade 4.5 overall and an Academic IELTS English Language Qualification with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band.
Austria Award of Reifeprufung / Matura awarded from a Allgemeinbildende Hohere Schule with minimum of bestanden in all subjects including a minimum grade of 2/ Gut on the English component. Award of Reifeprufung / Matura awarded from a Allgemeinbildende Hohere Schule with minimum of bestanden in all subjects including a minimum grade of 2/ Gut on the English component.
Sweden Award of Högskoleförberedande Examen (Higher Education Prep Diploma) with an overall grade of 10.00.

Alternatively, Avgangsbetyg/ Slutbetyg frangymnasieskolan with overall average of 10.00 OR E/G.

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.

Award of Högskoleförberedande Examen (Higher Education Prep Diploma) with an overall grade of 12.75.

Alternatively, Avgangsbetyg/ Slutbetyg frangymnasieskolan with overall average of 12.75 OR D/G.

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.

Italy Diploma di Esamo di Stato with overall average 60/100.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Diploma di Esamo di Stato with overall average 63/100.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

France Award of Baccalaureat General, Professionnel or Technologique with an overall average score of 10/ Passable /sans mention and an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute. Award of Baccalaureat General, Professionnel or Technologique with an overall average score of 10.6/ Passable /sans mention and an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.
Poland Pass Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with a minimum grade of 35% overall or higher.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Pass Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with a minimum grade of 50% overall or higher.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Netherlands Award of VWO after six years of study with an overall grade of 6.0 including an 8.0 in English Language to meet English language requirements. Award of VWO after six years of study with overall grade of 6.0 including an 8.0 in English Language to meet English language requirements.
India All India Senior School Certificate Examination/A Higher Secondary School Certificate/Standard 12/Indian School Certificate (Y12) at an overall grade of 60% and an Academic IELTS for UKVI with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band All India Senior School Certificate Examination/A Higher Secondary School Certificate/Standard 12/ Indian School Certificate (Y12) at an overall grade of 70% and an Academic IELTS for UKVI with a minimum of 6.0 overall and a 5.5 in each band
Romania Award of Diploma de Bacalaureat with 6.0 overall.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Award of Diploma de Bacalaureat with 6.9 overall.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Spain Award of Titulo de Bachiller after two years of upper secondary education with overall grade of 5.0 (we may look at the Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad at a case by case basis).

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Award of Titulo de Bachiller after two years of upper secondary education with overall grade of 5.6 (we may look at the Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad at a case by case basis).

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Portugal Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (previously Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano) or Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/ Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação when awarded after three years of study at the upper secondary level with overall average of 11 after three years of study.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Award of Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (previously Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano) or Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação/ Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação when awarded after three years of study at the upper secondary level with overall average of 12 after three years of study.

Please also complete an external English Language Qualification approved by BIMM Institute.

Norway Applicants from Norway who have completed the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring/ Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skoleas at grade 2 or above, including minimum grade of 4 in the English component to meet English Language Requirements. Applicants from Norway who have completed the Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring/ Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skoleas at grade 3 or above, including minimum grade of 4 in the English component to meet English Language Requirements.
Denmark Award of Studentereksamen with an overall grade of 2.0 including an English Language grade 7 on the STX, HF, HHX or HTX to meet English Language requirements. Award of Studentereksamen with an overall grade of 4.5 including an English Language grade 7 on the STX, HF, HHX or HTX to meet English Language requirements.
UK 2 A-levels at Grade E or above, and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above 2 A-levels at Grade C or above, and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above

 

Please note: Entry requirements are subject to change.

 

Any questions?

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Tel: +49 30 311 99 186
Email: admissions@bimm-institute.de

 

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