Every academic year, we’re able to offer a limited number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants and students who are in financial hardship.
This is part of our commitment to helping musicians and songwriters develop their skills, talents and self-confidence while they gain a nationally recognised Further or Higher Education qualification – no matter their background or financial situation.
What is a BIMM bursary?
A bursary is a form of financial support that does not need to be repaid. It’s specifically designed to help those who meet the criteria and want to progress onto Further or Higher Education.
There are a few steps involved in the application process, but our friendly and helpful team are here to help you along the way to ensure your form is completed easily and thoroughly.
We have two bursaries available this year: Low-Income Scheme and Care Leaver Award. Click the options below to find out more information and whether you’re eligible to apply.
Low-Income Scheme 2019-20: Amount and Eligibility
If you are part of a household income below £42,875, you could be eligible for financial support with our low-income scheme.
If your household income is £25,000 or below, you will receive £1,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years. This breaks down as follows:
- £400 in Term 1 followed by £300 in Terms 2 & 3
If your household income is between £25,001 and £42,875, you will receive £500 per academic year for a maximum of three years. This breaks down as follows:
- £200 in Term 1 followed by £150 in Terms 2 & 3
Am I eligible for the Low-Income Scheme?
To be eligible for the scheme, you must:
- Be a UK applicant
- Qualify for home fee status
- Qualify to receive a maintenance loan through the Student Loans Company
- Enrol in an undergraduate full-time course at a BIMM UK campus from the academic year 2019/20 onwards
- Have a household income of less than £42,875 a year
What is my household income?
Your household income is based on your own income, plus your parents’ income if you are under 25, your partners’ income if you are married/ in a civil partnership or your own income if you’re over 25.
Your household income must be validated by one of the following:
- Student Finance England
- Student Finance Wales
- Students Awards Agency for Scotland
- Student Finance NI
You will need to attach the Student Finance ‘Notification of Entitlement’ letter to your application form.
Deadline – 30 September 2019
Care Leaver Award 2019-20: Amount and Eligibility
- Our Care Leaver award is designed to financially support students who have been in UK care
- The award will cover your three years of study and will be paid in three instalments per year (£1,000 per term in October, January and April)
- Students in their first year of study will receive an additional £500 in the first term
- A £1,000 exit award will be paid to all students who complete their degree successfully
- The breakdown is as follows:
- Year 1 – £3,500
- Year 2 – £3,000
- Year 3 – £3,000 + £1,000 if awarded 2:2 or above
- Total: £10,500 (if awarded degree)
Am I eligible for the Care Leaver Award?
To be eligible for the award, you need to:
- Have been in UK care for at least 13 weeks since your 14th birthday
- For this to be your first undergraduate degree
- Be under 25 when you start the course
- Have ticked the ‘in care’ box on your UCAS form