Fees & Finances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

BIMM Birmingham Bursary

We’re pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to apply for a BIMM Birmingham 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 Birmingham Bursary will be for £1,500 for one year only and is awarded to seven students at BIMM Birmingham. If your application is successful, you’ll receive the money in three installments 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.

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

Please click here to apply:

Applications close on: Saturday 29th July 2017

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When applying for a BIMM Birmingham course through UCAS you’ll need to enter our Institution Code – B39 and the Birmingham Campus Code – J.

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 and  Bursaries tab.

For the terms and conditions for students of our Degree courses, please click here.

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