International Welcome Scheme

Settle into life at BIMM University

The International Welcome Scheme provides opportunities for new international students to meet new people, settle into life in a new city and country, and to immerse you into BIMM University life from our calendar of social events.

First year international undergraduate students and current second year domestic and international mentors will be paired up based on their shared interests. After meeting at our first social event, mentors will help you with settling into university and your new city, and answering any questions you might have.

"BIMM embraces the global influence of the creative industries, and our International Welcome Scheme offers a remarkable chance to build a lasting global network for your career. Through this scheme, you'll immerse yourself in diverse cultures, learn from different perspectives, and forge meaningful friendships with fellow BIMM students. We are excited to see the inspiring collaborations and artistic and academic growth that will emerge across our disciplines, as you become part of a vibrant community that transcends borders."
Punit Kavia, Diversity and Inclusion Development Officer - BIMM University


Moving to a new country and starting a degree course can be both thrilling and fun, as well as a challenging and unfamiliar experience.

Through the welcome scheme you will be provided with the support from a peer to:

  • Settle into life in your new city and campus.
  • Discover the vibrant and exciting social scene of your city and campus.
  • Make friends and learn about local culture.


This programme offers a great opportunity for second-year students to:

  • Support incoming international students to settle into life at BIMM and their city.
  • To learn and experience other cultures, countries, and traditions.
  • To build an international network and make friends.
  • Develop a range of employability skills and enhance your CV.

This programme is all about making new friends and learning more about diverse cultures.

Mentors and International mentees will be required to complete an online application. We will then match each mentee with a mentor according to similar preferences or special requests where possible.

All mentors will be required to attend a short briefing session in advance, so that expectations are outlined, and any queries answered.

A welcome event will be organised where mentees and mentors can meet in person and become acquainted. You will also meet students from other BIMM University Colleges.

To express your interest in the scheme, please complete the form below:

International Welcome Scheme


This scheme runs throughout the first two weeks of semester 1.

Mentors and mentees will be required to make regular contact with each other, and this can be via telephone, social media, e-mail or in person. We recommend that mentors and mentees meet in person, twice in the two-week period. At the end of the two weeks, mentors will receive a monetary voucher as a thank you for being involved in the scheme.

Any questions?

For any questions relating to the International Welcome Scheme – or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute – please contact our International Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].

To begin your expression of interest to the International Welcome Scheme, please complete the form linked below.

International Welcome Scheme