BIMM has always been committed to providing opportunities in education, so when the new BIMM Birmingham opens its doors in October 2017 it will be offering a bursary for each of the seven degree courses, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Production and Music Business.

The BIMM Birmingham Bursary will be awarded to talented and dedicated applicants (who fit the criteria below). They will receive £1500, which will be delivered in three instalments at the beginning of each term for one year.

Executive Principal for BIMM Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, Dara Kilkenny commented: “BIMM believes in making music education accessible to all students, regardless of their situation. The bursary means that we can provide financial support to talented individuals from all backgrounds so they can truly hone their skills during their time at BIMM Birmingham and access the music industry directly.”

BIMM Manchester Songwriting student, Olly Flavell, is just one of many recipients to have benefited from the BIMM Bursary, as he explained:

Being awarded the BIMM bursary helped me tremendously. The extra funds eased the day to day living expenses like, paying bills, food and also travelling home to see my family regularly. It also allowed me the luxury of being able to buy musical equipment, which in turn will help me get my music out there and help fund my artist development.”

To find out more about studying at the new BIMM Birmingham, come along to one of our Open Day‘s at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, which will offer the opportunity for potential students and their families to talk to members of staff.

Last month’s Open Day was a big success and featured performances from BIMM musicians as well as presentations from tutors and staff.

The Open Day starts at 11 am (to arrive at 10.30am). To speak to someone about studying at BIMM Birmingham, please call the Admissions Team on 01273 626666 or email [email protected]

To be eligible for the BIMM bursary, applicants must:

  • Have a household income below £25,000 per annum
  • Be a UK or EU national
  • Have good studentship (if already a current student)


Students are required to make a full application for their course through UCAS – the deadline will be Saturday 29 July 2017.

Bursaries are available for dependent applicants and independent applicants: dependent applicants who are under 25 on Thursday 31 August 2017 and currently live with their parents or guardians; independent applicants who will be over 25 on Thursday 31 August 2017 or who have been financially independent and living away from home for at least 24 months.

Applicants will be notified within two months of the deadline.

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