Studying at BIMM

International student Information

Here at BIMM, we’ve always had our finger on the pulse identifying key regions in the global contemporary music industry.

That’s why we’ve chosen to open BIMM colleges in the coolest, freshest and most creative cities around – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Hamburg – and we’ll connect you to the best of the music business in all of them.

 EU & NON-EU Fees

 Brighton | Bristol | London | Manchester | Birmingham

Region Diploma Degree
EU £6,950 £9,250 per year
Non-EU £12,450 £13,750 per year

Berlin | Hamburg

Region Degree
EU €7,950 per year
Non-EU €13,450 per year

Payment options available

Dublin

Region BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music Degree CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship
EU €3,000 per year €2,200
Non-EU €11,500 per year N/A

Please note, students who are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and not from a country formally within the European Union (EU) will not be eligible for the UK & EU fee and be asked to pay the Non-EU fee.

Brexit

We have created a dedicated Brexit information page to address an queries you may have in terms of your application to BIMM.

Funding

Confirmation of EU students’ fees in England post-Brexit

EU students starting courses in 2019/20 in England will remain eligible to receive government-backed loans to cover their tuition fee for the duration of their courses.

Further information can be found here

Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN): for students from Sweden

BIMM courses are approved for CSN funding. In order for CSN to assess a student’s chances of qualification, the student must submit an application for overseas studies as detailed on CSN’s website. The application form details the necessary supporting documents. Please visit the CSN website for more information: www.csn.se

Further information can be found here

Lånekassen: Loans and grants for students from Norway

BIMM is accredited by Lånekassen, and students from Norway can receive a loan and grant from Lånekassen to study at BIMM. For more information on the amount you may receive and how to apply, please visit their website: www.lanekassen.no

Further information can be found here

SU – The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme

Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for his or her further education. Please visit the SU website for more information: www.su.dk

Further information can be found here

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English Qualifications

If your first language isn’t English, you might need to complete an English language test. Should this be required, we recommend Academic IELTS as a first choice.

Our Admissions Team will be able to provide further information and guidance on IELTS as well as other English language test options that meet BIMM entry requirements.

The following qualifications are required for each of our courses:

Further Education
Diploma Courses

For our UK diploma courses, applicants require an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

If you are an international applicant that requires a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need a UKVI IELTS at an academic level. This is also referred to as SELTs. We will provide you with more details about this when you apply.

Undergraduate Courses

For each of the following single and joint honours undergraduate courses, applicants require an Academic IELTS. You will need an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band:

Single Honours:

  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance
  • BMus (Hons) Songwriting
  • BA (Hons) Music & Sound Production
  • BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production
  • BA (Hons) Music Business
  • BA (Hons) Event Management
  • BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication

Joint Honours:

  • BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Business
  • BA (Hons) Music Production & Music Business
  • BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Production
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting
  • BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production

For our single honours and joint honours undergraduate courses, we also accept the following equivalent English Language exams:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 170 overall, including at least 165 in each band
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) with a score of 170 overall, including at least 165 in each band.
  • Pearson (PTE Academic) with a score of 50 overall, including at least 42 in all four skills
  • TOEFL (iBT) with a score of 80 overall, including at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

Postgraduate Courses:

For our MA courses, applicants require an Academic IELTS. You will need an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.

Entry Criteria

You’ll also need to meet the academic entry criteria for the course you wish to apply for. These can be found on our course pages. When you make your application, you’ll need to provide us with evidence of your qualifications.

Visas

If you’re a national from outside the EU/EEA, you’ll need a Tier 4 Student Visa. BIMM is a Tier 4 Registered Sponsor. This visa is a required document that allows non-European residents to enter the country and stay for more than six months as a student. We can help you gain one, subject to certain criteria being met.

Please allow plenty of time to collect your supporting documentation. You can apply for your Tier 4 visa no earlier than three months before the start of your course.

CAS

CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is the document that is issued to you by BIMM (the sponsoring institution). We will provide this to you following your offer acceptance and after you have successfully completed a checklist of required documents.

You will require a CAS before you start your visa application. It’s an online form that is used by UK
Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to assess your application. It’s very important that you include the same evidence as that stated on the CAS.

At BIMM Institute UK, we offer a bespoke approach to your Tier 4 application. We offer you full support and guidance with your preparation in applying for your Tier 4 Visa. All successful applicants get a one-to-one consultation with a member of an international team to go through a document checklist and important Tier 4 regulations.

For more information, please contact international@bimm.ac.uk, visit www.ukcisa.org.uk or call (+44) 1273 626 666.


If you need any assistance with your application, please email international@bimm.ac.uk or contact your relevant Admissions Team:

BIMM UK
+ 44 (0) 1273 626 666
overseasadmissions@bimm.ac.uk

BIMM Dublin
+ 353 151 33 666
info@bimm.ie

BIMM Berlin
+49 303 11 99 186
berlin@bimm-institute.de

BIMM Hamburg
+49 303 11 99 186
hamburg@bimm-institute.de

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Here at BIMM, we’re very proud to welcome students from all over the world. It’s what makes our creative atmosphere unique.

We currently have over 750 international students from 60 different countries. Our doors are always open, wherever you’re from and whatever your background.

If you are currently studying your final year at school/college, you can begin your application process with BIMM Institute prior to completing your current qualification.

You can apply for all of our fulltime courses. Follow these easy steps or complete our online Application Enquiry form.

 

Step 1: Apply

Diploma
Apply directly with us by completing our online Application Enquiry form.

Undergraduate courses
You can apply to join us by heading to www.ucas.com

Postgraduate courses
Apply directly with us by completing our online Application Enquiry form.

 

Step 2: Auditions and Interviews

Once we’ve received your enquiry, we’ll invite you to complete an audition or interview.

Diploma
A member of our Admissions Team will contact you directly to organise a date and time for your audition or interview.

Undergraduate courses
A date and time will be sent to you via UCAS and email. You’ll then need to confirm this date on UCAS.

Postgraduate courses
A member of our Admissions Team will contact you directly to organise a date and time for your audition or interview.

 

Step 3: Remote Auditions

We understand that you might not be in the country for your audition. That’s why we offer flexible remote
auditions or alternatives. Simply find your course below and contact us if you have any more questions.

For Performance Courses (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards)
If you’re not able to visit us for an audition, we’ll send you demo guidelines and an application form.

For Music Production and Songwriting Courses
If you’re not able to visit us for an interview, you’ll need to submit a digital portfolio. You’ll also need to book a phone interview with us.

For Music Business, Event Management and Music Marketing, Media and Communication Courses
If you’re not able to visit us for an interview, you’ll receive an application form where you’ll need to complete a personal statement. Following this, the Admissions Team will get in touch with you to arrange a phone or Skype interview.

For Joint Honours Courses

If you’re not able to visit us in person, you’ll receive thorough guidance from our Admissions Team on alternative methods, once you’ve been in touch.

 

Step 4: Contract Confirmation

After your audition or audition alternative, you’ll be debriefed by a member of the Admissions Team
and told whether or not we’ll be offering you a place.

Diploma
You’ll be sent a contract and offer letter via email, which needs to be confirmed within 28 days of the dated contract.

Undergraduate courses
You’ll be offered a place via UCAS, which needs to be accepted before the UCAS deadline.

Postgraduate courses
You’ll be sent a contract and offer letter via email, which needs to be confirmed within 28 days of the dated contract.

 

Step 5: Information Pack

Once your place is confirmed, our Admissions Team will send you an information pack along with details on becoming a new International Student at Europe’s leading and most prestigious music college.

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