The Mark Williams Future Talent Scholarship

2 July, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that renowned British actor, Mark Williams, is the official ambassador for the Future Talent Scholarship, available to film and acting students applying for September 2024 entry.

Mark Williams is a British character actor best known for his roles as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film series and the titular character in the long-running BBC series Father Brown. He first gained widespread recognition as a key performer in the popular BBC sketch comedy, The Fast Show. Mark’s extensive career includes notable roles in film and television projects such as 101 Dalmatians, Doctor Who, Stardust and The Borrowers, among many others.

Mark visited our Berlin campus earlier this year for an incredible day of masterclasses, including hands-on workshops and an exclusive Q&A with film and acting students. We couldn’t be more excited to launch this scholarship at BIMM University Berlin in his name. Mark says:

“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.”

The Mark Williams Future Talent Scholarship, available to students beginning their courses in September 2024, will cover full tuition fees for a candidate on our filmmaking and acting bachelor’s courses from an underrepresented background and/or low household income. This scholarship aims to support individuals who demonstrate exceptional talent, a strong creative vision, and a passion to drive positive social change.

Eligible applicants from our film and acting faculty courses are encouraged to apply.

We recognise the financial challenges of pursuing a creative degree, which is why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to help you achieve your goals.

Who can apply

You can apply for The Mark Williams Future Talent 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.

*Under-represented groups include students who:

  •   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.


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.


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.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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