Scholarships and Bursaries

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.

New for 2018 – 20/20 Scholarships : Unlock Your Potential

We’re delighted to be launching 100 new Scholarships for early applicants looking to start on the first year of a degree course in 2018/19. There will be 20 scholarships available at each of our UK-based colleges, offering a discount of 20% off tuition fees for three years (total value of £4,470) to those who are awarded them. All BIMM courses will qualify.

In order to be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Complete your UCAS application to study a Higher Education course at a UK-based BIMM college by Monday 15th January 2018
  • Have a household income below £48,000 per annum
  • Write a 750 word personal statement answering the question ‘How will this scholarship help you achieve your career goals in the music industry?’
  • Submit application to BIMM along with your application form by Saturday 31st March 2018


We acknowledge that there are several steps involved in the application process of this scholarship, so if you have any queries about your submission, please contact us by phone or at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to assist.

Applying for a BIMM Scholarship or Bursary

All BIMM Scholarship and Bursary applicants are required to complete and submit an application form accompanied by supporting evidence which outlines your current financial situation.

Two application forms are available depending on whether you are a Dependent or Independent applicant.

Dependent applicants: Those who are under 25 on the 31st August 2018 and currently live with their parents or guardians.

Independent applicants: Those who will be over 25 on the 31st August 2018 or who have been financially independent and living away from home for at least 24 months.

BIMM Bursary

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

Applications will open in April 2018

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