Scholarships and Bursaries

BIMM Institute London BAME Scholarships 2020-21

UK Black, Asian and minority ethnic musicians, songwriters and music producers currently under-represented in the London music sector (UK Music Diversity Music Industry Workforce 2018 report) and in academic professional posts. BIMM Institute London is committed to widening participation and encouraging diversity in its student body and to nurture the next generation of creatives and academics.

BIMM Institute London is launching BAME scholarships for academic year 2020-21. The scholarships – at diploma and degree level – will be awarded on merit and will provide tuition fee support during the length of study.

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a portfolio to evidence their ability within a chosen subject specialism. The portfolio will be evaluated by a panel, including three members of the BIMM academic faculty and an external industry professional. The panel will be chaired by the College Principal. The decision of the panel is final.


Five tuition fee scholarships are available up to the value of £6,996 for one-year UK national diploma students from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, for one of three courses: Diploma in Popular Music Performance; Diploma in Songwriting; and Diploma in Music Production.


Three scholarships are available for single or joint honours UK national degree students from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. The scholarships are worth up to the value of £9,250 for each year of the course to cover tuition fees. Students can also apply to the BIMM Institute Fair Access Fund for further support. One scholarship is available per subject area:

Subject area 1: Performance and Songwriting

Subject area 2: Music Production

Subject area 3: Business, Events and Media

For more information and to make an application please click here.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.