Student wellbeing

Here’s what BIMM student wellbeing has to offer.

Studying is one of the greatest adventures you can embark upon: you’re meeting new people, learning new things and, in many cases, getting to know a new place. Here’s what BIMM student support has to offer.

While studying can be exciting, you may also find yourself dealing with questions, emotions or challenges you did not expect to face.  That’s why all our students have access to a powerful support network that is there to give you a helping hand whenever you should need it.

Whether you want to give your study skills a boost, have questions about your course, or need support with your mental or physical health, our team are always here to offer confidential support and guidance.

You’re never alone when you’re at BIMM University Berlin. Our community makes sure of that.

Having concerns about your studies? Our Learning Support is on hand to help.

We work with you on a one-to-one basis to best accommodate your learning and individual needs. Whether organising assistance with academic writing, implementing strategies for maintaining study routines, or accessing learning tools, no question is too great for our team.

Should you need it, our team will also work with you to put together an Individual Support Plan to help ensure you have a positive and barrier-free learning experience.

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Your wellbeing is our top priority. During all the highs and lows, we are here to support you throughout your studies.

All students have access to counselling with their college’s dedicated Student Wellbeing Team. With members of the team specialising in Mental Health First Aid; they are your first point of call for confidential guidance.

Whether you want to talk to them about your mental health, homesickness, money worries, housing, relationships, personal issues, stress management or just need to offload, they can offer the guidance you need or support you in getting additional professional support.

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We work hard across all areas of BIMM University Berlin to make our environments, policies and practices inclusive.

Disability can mean many things to many different people and can range from long-term medical conditions (including medically recognised mental health difficulties like anxiety disorder or depression), neurodiverse conditions like ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or specific learning differences like dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.

All our buildings are fully wheelchair accessible, and we work to put plans and adjustments in place to allow all students to fully engage in student life at BIMM.

Whether you’re looking for a role to build up your creative CV and portfolio or looking for a part-time role during your studies, your college’s is on hand to support you in your search.

They are also primed and ready to support you in creating your CV and cover letter, preparing for interviews and giving advice about how to make the most of your professional experiences.

Our supportive community doesn’t end at our staff – our student community also contains a number of supporting figures there to help you settle in and during your studies. As students themselves, they are full of useful tips, tricks and resources to help you make the most of your BIMM experience.

 

Student Presidents

Each year, one representative from second or third year is elected to officially represent students at their college.

Dedicated to improving the BIMM student experience, our Student Presidents campaign on the issues that matter most to you.

Health insurance is a legal requirement for all residents in Germany, including students. Some students will automatically be insured under their family’s policy (generally those under 26 years old of German nationality/ residence), or via Europe’s European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme.

You will need a health insurance policy covering the duration of your studies in Germany. It is illegal to not have health insurance coverage, and for non-EU students this can constitute a violation of your visa requirements. Thus, once you receive an acceptance letter, contact a health insurance provider immediately and get yourself insured.

General health insurance information

Depending on which country you are moving to Germany from, your age, your existing health insurance policies in your home country and/ or what your home health insurance covers while you are studying internationally, the options available to you may be variable. Therefore, when looking for private health insurance, make sure that your policy will cover you as a student studying at BIMM University Berlin.

Health insurance options

Public health insurance:

We have agreements with two German public health insurance companies, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) and Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse (AOK).

All students at BIMM University Berlin are eligible for cover by TK or AOK health insurance. BIMM University Berlin students pay the same fees as students at state-accredited universities. Therefore, if you take out health insurance with TK or AOK, you can be reassured that you are receiving comprehensive coverage at a fair price. Current information for students, including monthly fees, can be accessed on TK’s and AOK’s websites.

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK)

Allgemeine Ortskrakenkasse (AOK)

Students are welcome to apply for coverage from other public providers:

BARMER Health Insurance

IKK Classic (site in German)

DAK Health Insurance

Private health insurance:

Insurance brokers are also available to help with arranging health insurance and may be a more suitable option if you have specific requirements. We recommend using Check24’s health insurance comparison tool to review offers.

We recommend the below private health insurance providers who offer commensurate insurance coverage as public health insurance providers:

  • Hanse Merkur
  • Signal Iduna
  • Münchener Verein

Expat health insurance:

Expat health insurance may be a convenient and cost-effective option if you are planning to move to Germany from outside of the EU and require proof of insurance coverage to support your visa application.

Please note that Expat insurance is limited to your first visa and has a maximum term of 5 years. It is therefore not a long-term solution, and we recommend arranging private insurance coverage.

Alternative proofs of health insurance:

Students with European health insurance:

If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a UK-issued Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), you can enquire about additional Travel Health Insurance from the health authority in your country and the possibilities of extending this to cover your studies in Germany. On most occasions, coverage by EHIC is possible for a small number of years and does not cover access to certain types of ongoing treatments to the extent of a German insurer.

We there recommend taking out insurance with a German-based provider who will offer you comprehensive coverage during your stay.

German nationals/ residents with existing health insurance:

Most students with German nationality/ residency, and under 26 years of age, will be covered under their family’s health insurance.

It is advised that students aged 26 years or over apply for public health insurance from one of the above recommended providers.

As a student at BIMM University Berlin, you’ve got a whole host of perks and discounts at your fingertips. From studio monitors to Macbooks, from headphones to your caffeine fix, we’ve got you covered.

Unidays

Unidays offers students free discounts across an extensive range of retailers including Apple, Canon, JBL, Levis, Hello Fresh, The Body Shop and hundreds more.

How do I get my discount?

Simply head to the Unidays website and sign up using your BIMM University Berlin email.

Audio equipment, instruments, and vinyl

Adam Audio

Adam Audio are one of the most popular manufacturers in professional studio monitors. Used in a huge number of studios around the world, Adam studio monitors are amongst the most dependable and desirable audio monitoring tools available.

Ideal for both professional and home project studios, Adam’s monitors are built to deliver high-quality sound you can trust.

What discount do I get?

Adam Audio provide BIMM students with an incredible 25% discount on all products.

How do I get my discount?

Berlin students: email careersberlin@bimm-institute.de

Shure

With a history of innovation that began in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior, reliable products.

Iconic performers, leaders and communicators trust Shure to deliver their messages clearly for all to hear. From microphones to headphones, and conferencing gear, Shure makes products that help define sound. The company takes equipment issues out of the audio equation so that people can concentrate on their message or performance with confidence.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Students can get a 20% discount on products at Shure.

How do I get my discount?

Berlin students: email careersberlin@bimm-institute.de

JustMusic

JustMusic is the place to go if you are looking for musical products in the areas of guitar and bass, drums, keys, traditional instruments, DJ equipment, studio and recording, and lighting and sound technology.

JustMusic also have a Berlin flagship store for our students to enjoy, with a 7,000m2 sales area spread over six floors. Thousands of ready-to-test instruments and expert salespeople are ready to provide professional advice.

What discount do I get?

  • 5% on the complete selection
  • 10% on cables, bags
  • 15% all articles of the brand JustMusic

How do I get my discount?

Pick up your edu-card from Reception at BIMM University Berlin and show this at the cashier when paying. Alternatively, you can also present your BIMM University Berlin student ID.

If you’re shopping online, simply send a scan of your enrolment confirmation to info@justmusic.de and once registered, you will be able to use your discount for online purchases.

BIMM students also receive other benefits with the edu-card, find out more here.


German language classes & translation services

Sprachenatelier 

Sprachenatelier is more than a language school. Alongside offering German and over 50 other languages, Sprachentelier offers creative courses, excursions in- and outside of Berlin, and concerts, exhibitions and workshops. Their bright and spacious rooms in a beautiful art nouveau building in the centre of East Berlin contribute to a special learning and working atmosphere.

What discount do I get?

15% discount for current and former students of BIMM Berlin in their first German course.

How do I get my discount?

Head to their office or send them an email with your confirmation of studentship letter/your degree certificate: office@sprachenatelier-berlin.de

Speakeasy

Conversation-based and with exactly the right mix of theory and practise – this is how you learn German for the real world in Berlin. Small groups with average of 8 to 10 students (min 4; max -depending on classroom- 12 or 14) giving you lots of one-on-one time with your teacher.

What discount do I get?

BIMM Berlin students get 10€ discount off their course.

How do I get my discount?

Simply reach out to speakeasy and let them know you’re a BIMM student. Contact them here: info@speakeasy.berlin

Tomedes German Translation Services

Do you need fast and accurate German translation services for official letters or important documents? Tomedes is your go-to platform if you require translation for your academic needs. With over 15 years of translation industry experience and a 98% customer satisfaction rate, Tomedes is one of the leading providers of German-to-English translation services and English-to-German translation services.

What discount do I get?

Students at BIMM University Berlin in Germany can get a limited offer 10% discount on all German to English and English to German translation services.

How do I get my discount?

  1. Visit this link
  2. Click on “Translate Now”
  3. Input project or order details
  4. Enter the promo code “UNYT10” under the ‘Order Summary’ section

Streaming Services

Spotify – Student Discount

What do you get?

All BIMM students receive a student discount

How to get it?

BIMM students can apply for the student discount here. Please note, that you must be actively in semester at BIMM University Berlin to be eligible. If you try to sign up during the holidays, or before semester begins you are likely to be declined.

Fitness

fit x

What is it?

This gym has branches all over Berlin. Closest to BIMM would be the one in the East Side Mall.

What do you get?

fit x offer a 25 % discount. So instead of 24 Euros per month, you only have to pay 20 Euros.

How do you get it?

Ask at reception or send a message to berlinreception@bimm-institute.de for the code.

Rehearsal Space

Noisy Rooms

noisy Rooms is our neighbor in the House of Music in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg offering:

  • 23 rehearsal studios, 15-65m2 in size
  • High-quality equipment only
  • Bookable by the hour or by the day
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Air conditioning (100% fresh air)
  • Guitar service
  • Instrument storage lockers
  • Music shop

What do you get: BIMM Berlin students receive 10% on everything.

How to get it: Please show your student ID when booking at their counter.

Software and hardware

Ableton – Education Discount

What is it? Ableton makes Live, Push and Link – unique software and hardware for music creation and performance.

What do you get? Educational discount at Ableton Live.

All students at BIMM University Berlin receive a 40% education discount on Live Standard or Suite.

How to get it: Please upload a copy of your student ID in the Ableton online shop that proves that you study with BIMM University Berlin.

Apple – Education Discount

What is it? Educational discount at Apple.

What do you get? BIMM students have access to savings on Apple software and hardware, such as discounts on a new Mac or iPad with Apple education pricing.

How to get it:

  1. Go to the Apple Education Shop
  2. The page will ask you to sign up at UNiDAYS, a discount website.
  3. Once you have completed the process of signing up, you can then proceed to purchase your Apple product.

Izotope –  Edu discount of 50% off products

Following our BIMM Masterclass on with Jonathan Wyner, we are sharing the discount offered by iZotope to all BIMM Germany students.

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion. 

What you get and how to get it:

You can buy any product in the iZotope Academic Store and during check out, be sure to identify yourself as a BIMM student.

Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Studio delivers modern music production and performance software for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Users can enjoy:

  • Linear and non-linear workflows for sound design, recording, live performance, and beyond
  • A complete package with 90+ instruments, effects, and other creative tools
  • Modular structure and flexibility in all aspects of the software
  • Over 10 GB (and counting) of world-class sound content from Bitwig and selected partners

What discount do I get?

BIMM Students can get a 35% discount on Bitwig Studio.

How do I get my discount?

Berlin students: email careersberlin@bimm-institute.de

Local cafes

Milch & Zucker

What is it?

A cosy café just around the corner from BIMM Berlin, with free wifi. Our students can enjoy a healthy breakfast, hot coffee, delicious sandwiches, hot lunches, and tasty desserts. There are always vegan-friendly options, and everything is freshly prepared with a lot of love.

What do you get?

Milch & Zucker offer BIMM Berlin students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

Ben & Jerry’s

What is it?

Ben & Jerry’s offer a variety of different ice cream flavours, such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Strawberry Cheescake. They also have a free coworking space in the back with free wifi.

What do you get?

Ben & Jerry’s offer BIMM students 10% discount.

How do you get it?

​​​​​​​Present your BIMM Berlin ID card.

The BIMM University Wellbeing Strategy sets out our direction, priorities and goals as we continually develop a supportive and inclusive culture across the university. This ensures that every student feels that they are able to thrive, regardless of any challenges they may face during their academic journey.

Student Wellbeing Strategy

Any questions?

For any questions relating to student wellbeing please contact studentwellbeingberlin@bimm-institute.de. Or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM University Berlin please contact our Admissions Team on+49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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