Fees and Finance

Everything you need to know

We’re dedicated to giving our students the best value music education possible – which means accessing our globally successful first-rate tutors in a dedicated location at the epicentre of the local music industry…not to mention the option of spending a year studying at another BIMM College in the UK or Berlin.

Such cutting-edge facilities can be expensive, but we make sure all BIMM courses are great value for money and offer qualifying students a variety of financial support initiatives like bursaries and scholarships – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

As you’ll no doubt know, many UK universities are charging undergraduates fees of up to £9,000 per year. But as BIMM is the UK’s most successful music education provider, we’re uniquely positioned to offer outstanding quality and value to our students.

Which means that all our undergraduate three year degree courses are priced at £6,750 per annum for UK and EU students, and since all BIMM courses are formally validated and fully accredited, students may apply to the Student Loan Company (SLC) to cover £6,165 of the tuition fees payable. The remaining £585 would need to be paid by the student before 15th August 2017. But please be aware that student funding for courses is not available to everyone, so it’s worth checking if you’re eligible before applying for your course.

Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should select the appropriate link for finance:

Northern Ireland: studentfinanceni.co.uk

Scotland: saas.gov.uk

Wales: studentfinancewales.co.uk

EU students may be able to get a student loan to cover tuition costs. If you’re an EU student, 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.

Table of Fees

Higher Education Courses
UK & EU Students
Non EU Students
UCAS Code

BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship
£6,750
£12,250
(Deposit required £1,000)
balance paid within 6 weeks
W313

BA (Hons) in Songwriting
£6,750
£12,250
(Deposit required £1,000) balance paid within 6 weeks
W313

BA (Hons) in Music Production
£6,750
£12,250
(Deposit required £1,000) balance paid within 6 weeks
W373

BA (Hons) in Music Business
£6,750
£12,250
(Deposit required £1,000) balance paid within 6 weeks
N826

BA (Hons) in Event Management (Music)
£6,750
£12,250
(Deposit required £1,000) balance paid within 6 weeks
N820

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.

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at BIMM Institute are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for our courses to also be designated for the 2017-18 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2017. Visit www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents for more information.


Please be advised that a minimum level of essential equipment is required to start your studies with BIMM. To see what that is for your course, please have a read of the BIMM Essential Equipment Guide.

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BIMM is dedicated to helping musicians and songwriters develop their skills, talents and self confidence, while gaining a nationally recognised Further or Higher Education qualification. Every academic year, we’re able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants and students who are in financial hardship.

These are suitable for candidates on any level of course, however, ideally for those courses incurring fees.

Applications are now closed


Applying for a BIMM Scholarship or Bursary

All BIMM Scholarship and Bursary applicants are required to complete and submit an application form accompanied by supporting evidence which outlines your current financial situation.

Two application forms are available depending on whether you are a Dependent or Independent applicant.

Dependent applicants: Those who are under 25 on the 31st August 2017 and currently live with their parents or guardians.

Independent applicants: Those who will be over 25 on the 31st August 2017 or who have been financially independent and living away from home for at least 24 months.


BIMM Bursary

We’re pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to apply for a BIMM Bursary. It’s specifically for gifted and committed applicants who are struggling financially, and in order to be eligible, your household income must be below £25,000 per annum.

The BIMM Bursary will be for £1,500 for one year only and is awarded to six students at each BIMM college within the UK. If your application is successful, you’ll receive the money in three instalments at the beginning of each term.

The criteria in order to be considered are as follows. You must:

  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Be in financial hardship
  • Have good studentship (current students only)

There are a few steps involved in the application process and we’re happy to assist with any queries you may have along the way to ensure your form is completed easily and thoroughly.

Applications are now closed


BIMM Scholarship

We’re thrilled to be able to offer our students the BIMM Scholarship – funding assistance for talented musicians in financial hardship. The Scholarship is means tested, and in order to be eligible to apply, your household income must be below £25,000 per annum.

Two BIMM Scholarships are awarded each year across our colleges in the UK, and these will cover one year of course fees for each successful applicant up to the value of £6,750.

The criteria in order to be considered are as follows. You must:

  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Be in financial hardship
  • Have good studentship (current students only)
  • Be starting or continuing a course where course fees are due

Applying involves completing a few steps and we’re more than happy to assist with any queries you may have along the way, so please contact us if you require help.

All applicants for the BIMM Scholarship must complete a means test form – please see below for further details.

Applications are now closed


EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION BURSARY

(Available to current Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London students only)

EMI Music Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity established in 1997 to celebrate the Centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples’ access to music education in the UK. Its patrons include Sir Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Yoko Ono and Diana Ross. Naturally, it’s a huge honour for BIMM to be chosen to receive bursary funding as part of an elite band of music education centres, which also includes The Birmingham Conservatoire and The Royal Academy of Music.

In 2015, EMI Music Sound Foundation offered an annual bursary of £10,000, this was made available to current BIMM students across BIMM colleges in the UK. The bursary amount will be split between 8-10 students who will be continuing their studies at BIMM in 2017/18.

The bursary can be put towards your course fees, or you can receive the money directly to help with your living costs while studying (the funds will be paid by the end of your first term of study).

If you’d like further information regarding the bursary, please visit: www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com

The criteria in order to be considered are as follows. You must:
• Be a current BIMM student
• Be aged between 19 and 24 on the 31st August 2017
• Be a UK national
• Be in financial hardship
• Have good studentship

It’s important that your application form for this bursary is completed thoroughly, so if you require assistance with your submission, please feel free to get in touch.

Applications are now closed


ANDREA MARONGIU DRUMMING BURSARY

(Available to 2017/18 applicants only)

The Andrea Marongiu Bursary is for talented and dedicated drummers starting their first year of the BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship degree, who are in financial hardship. The bursary will award £1,000 for each year of study at BIMM, for three years (totalling £3,000), for one student each from BIMM Brighton, BIMM London and BIMM Bristol (£9,000 total).

This bursary is presented in memory of Andrea Marongiu – the enormously gifted session drummer of British electronic/folk band Crystal Fighters who tragically passed away suddenly in 2014. Andrea was one of the most talented multi-disciplinary drummers at work in modern music. An incredibly versatile musician, he was one of the most highly sought-after session drummers in the industry.

Andrea’s wife, Louise Marongiu, set up a fundraising site in his memory in order to raise money which could be used to help young musicians, and BIMM is hugely honoured that Louise has kindly donated the funds to form three drumming bursaries for 2017/18 entrants. This award will build on Andrea’s legacy as a brilliant and creative drummer and is an enormously generous gift to enable the growth of a new generation of drummers.

In order to be considered, you must:

• Be a UK or EU national.
• Have a household income below £25,000 per annum.
• Have good studentship (if a current student) or a good academic reference.
• Hold an Unconditional/Firm place on a Drum degree at BIMM Brighton, Bristol or London (BA (Hons)/BMus).

If your application is successful, you’ll receive the monies at the beginning of each school year.

Applications are now closed

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When applying for a BIMM Bristol course through UCAS you will need to enter our Institution Code – B39 and the Bristol Campus Code – L.

For those who would appreciate a little financial help, we’ve also developed a series of awards, scholarships and bursaries available to talented and dedicated students applying for our courses. For more information and details of how to apply, please see the Scholarships & Bursaries tab.

For Degree course terms and conditions please click here.

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