Applying to BIMM

Student Finance at BIMM

13th December 2018

When Notorious B.I.G famously said “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” he obviously wasn’t talking about higher education. If you’re applying to BIMM, you’ll most definitely want to have your finances in order, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you look after those pennies.

Course fees & Student Loans

You’ll be glad to hear that BIMM’s course fees are some of the most competitively priced in the UK. Average higher education fees currently sit at £9,188 per year, whereas our three-year undergraduate degree courses are priced at £7,650 for UK and EU students. That’s £1,600 less than many UK universities.

This also means student finance is available to eligible students for all BIMM undergraduate degree courses. Tuition Fee Loans from the Student Loans Company will cover the vast majority of your annual course fees for UK students, with additional Maintenance Loans available to eligible students requiring help with living costs.

  • EU students may also be eligible for a student loan to cover tuition costs. Information on how to apply can be found at: direct.gov.uk/studentfinance (please select ‘students from other EU countries’). If you are an EU student applying to our UK colleges, see our update on Brexit.
  • Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should click on their country for appropriate student finance links.

Value for Money

BIMM has a strong position as a private institute offering academic excellence whose courses are fully validated by the University of Sussex. Plus, all of BIMM’s courses are supplemented with tons of inclusive features such as Masterclasses, FestivalsWork Experience at fantastic music industry organisations, BIMM Connect, BIMM Life, a dedicated A&R team, Commercial Performance Programme and a faculty of expert tutors who are still very much active within today’s fast-moving industry.

Bursaries

We’re pleased to be able to offer current students and new applicants the opportunity to apply for a variety of bursaries at BIMM. All bursary applications for 2019/20 entry will open in April 2019. Here is a brief summary of each.

The BIMM Bursary

This is specifically for gifted and committed UK applicants and current students who are struggling financially. In order to be eligible for the £1,500 award, the following stipulations apply. You must:

  • Have a household income must be below £25,000 per annum.
  • Be a UK or EU national in financial hardship
  • Have good studentship (current students only)

BIMM Germany

As an extra ‘thank you’ for confirming your application to either our Berlin or Hamburg campuses, we’re offering a 10% discount on your tuition fees for your first year. This discount will apply to all who complete their application for a BIMM Berlin or BIMM Hamburg Degree programmes by 31 March 2019Find out more

For more information on all of BIMM’s Bursaries, click here.

Money-saving hints and tips

Naturally, we want all of our students to have as strong a financial position as possible whilst studying with us, which is why we’ve put together this handy rundown on money-saving tips, including how to split utility bills, budget management, finance apps and useful website links. Find out more

Last, but by no means least, don’t forget we have a dedicated Finance Team who can help guide your through the process of paying for course fees. Contact them directly on [email protected] or 08442 646666.

Author

James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.