Fees and finance

Because we’re Europe’s largest and most prestigious music institute, we’re uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value and quality to all our students.

We’re dedicated to giving our students the best music education possible – which means accessing our expert tutors in industry-leading facilities at the heart of Ireland’s music scene.

We make sure all BIMM Institute courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

Scholarships and bursaries
Each academic year, BIMM Institute offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented, dedicated applicants and students.  
Find out more

Each year, we are delighted to partner with some of the industry’s leading artists and companies to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities to dedicated applicants and students.

In recent times, we have partnered with Dermot Kennedy, Sinead O’Connor, IMRO, and RTÉ 2FM to allow an applicant to enroll with us free of charge.

Available scholarships are announced prior to the summer of the year of enrolment, with the successful applicant selected in August each year.

We are dedicated to giving our students the best music education possible. As Europe’s largest and most prestigious music institute, we are uniquely positioned to offer an applicant bursary across all of our BIMM awarded courses.


BA (Hons) Music Business

An early confirmation bursary of €2000 for each year of study is available to all international students who have an offer to study and are ineligible for domestic fees.

Discount eligibility:

  • Be an overseas applicant ineligible for domestic fees
  • Apply and receive an offer to study
  • Accept your offer

Foundation Diploma Courses

A bursary of €1500 is available to all domestic Irish and EU applicants

Discount eligibility:

  • Be an Irish or EU citizen
  • Apply and receive an offer to study
  • Accept your offer

Postgraduate Courses

A bursary of €1000 is available to all BIMM Institute alumni that apply

Discount eligibility:

  • Be an BIMM alumni
  • Apply and receive an offer to study
  • Accept your offer

BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music

Undergraduate Programme EU/IE Students International Students
BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music €3,000 €13,500

 

  • *Our BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music is €3000 per year under the Free Fees Scheme. You can check your eligibility here.
  • Students are also eligible to apply for the SUSI grant.
  • As the BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music is validated by TU Dublin, for further information please contact [email protected]

 

BA (Hons) Music Business

If you’d like to pay your course fees in full each year or in monthly instalments, the costs can be found below:

Undergraduate Programme EU/IE Students International Students
Payments x 8 (per year) €1,331.25** €1,956.25**
Total annual fee €10,950 €15,950

 

  • An early confirmation bursary of €2000 for each year of study is available to all international students who have an offer to study and are ineligible for domestic fees.
  • The fees for our BA (Hons) Music Business are payable directly to BIMM Institute Dublin.
  • A deposit of €300 is required upon acceptance of an offer.
  • The BA (Hons) Music Business is a privately operated degree and SUSI funding is not available.
  • A monthly payment plan can be discussed upon enrolment.

MA Popular Music Practice

Postgraduate Programme EU/IE Students International Students
Payments x 8 (per year) €1,493.75** €2,118.75**
Total annual fee: €11,950 €16,950

 

  • A bursary of €1000 is available to all BIMM Institute alumni that apply.
  • The fees for our MA Popular Music Practice are payable directly to BIMM Institute Dublin.
  • A monthly payment plan can be discussed upon enrolment.

Foundation Diploma Courses

Payment options:

Option 1: Paying your course fees in full

If you’d like to pay your course fees in full each year, the total costs for each course are:

Foundation Diploma Course EU/IE Students International Students
Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship €4,950 €10,950
Foundation Diploma in Music & Audio Production €4,950 €10,950
Foundation Diploma in Music Business €4,950 €10,950

Option 2: Paying your course fees in instalments

A deposit of €300 is required upon acceptance of an offer.

Students also have the option to pay in instalments via 8 payments each academic year:

Foundation Diploma Course Payment Plan EU/IE Students International Students
Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship Payments x 8 (per year) €581.25** €1,331.25**
Foundation Diploma in Music & Audio Production Payments x 8 (per year) €581.25** €1,331.25**
Foundation Diploma in Music Business Payments x 8 (per year) €581.25** €1,331.25**
Total annual fee €4,950 €10,950

 

  • A bursary of €1500 is available to all domestic Irish and EU applicants.
  • The fees for our foundation diploma courses are payable directly to BIMM Institute Dublin.
  • A deposit of €300 is required upon acceptance of an offer.
  • A monthly payment plan can be discussed upon enrolment.

Please use our payment portal below to make a payment for your tuition fees.

Make a payment

FINS is a European loan scheme developed by the EDUCATIVA Group with the support of the European Union and the European Investment Fund. It is available to all students from an EU member state that want to study at a reputable university in Europe.

You can choose to study in any country in Europe (including the United Kingdom) and access up to 25.000 EUR for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, without having a job or any other guarantees. Subject to certain terms and conditions.

Find out more

Some students may be able to get a student grant or loan from their local government to cover their tuition or living costs:

Sweden: Please visit the CSN website for more information – www.csn.se

Norway: Please visit the Lånekassen website for more information – www.lanekassen.no

Demark: Please visit the SU website for more information – www.su.dk

The Netherlands: Please visit the DUO website for more information – wwwduo.nl

Iceland: Please visit the Lín website for more information – menntasjodur.is

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student finance or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute Dublin please contact our Admissions Team on +353 1 5133 666 or email [email protected].