Applying to BIMM

Student Finance at BIMM

13th December 2018

When Biggie Smalls 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

Tuition Fee Loans from the Student Loans Company will cover all of your annual course fees for UK students, with additional Maintenance Loans available to eligible students requiring help with living costs. You’ll also 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.

  • EU students may also be eligible for a student loan to cover tuition costs. Information on how to apply can be found at: (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.
  • Applications for student finance will be open by May.

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.

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.


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.