Scholarships and bursaries

BIMM Institute is dedicated to helping students 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 Institute London’s scholarship to support people from Black, Asian and Ethnically diverse groups in low-income households has returned. The Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Scholarship will provide tuition fee support for six students across all BIMM diploma and degree courses for their duration of study.

In the UK, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians, songwriters and music producers are currently underrepresented in the London music sector and academic professional posts (UK Music Diversity Music Industry Workforce 2018 & 2020 Reports). BIMM Institute London is committed to widening participation and encouraging diversity in its student body to nurture the next generation of creatives and academics.

At both diploma and degree levels, the scholarships will be awarded on merit and UK-based applicants from low-income households (below £25,000), providing tuition fee support for the length of study.

Scholarship applicants must 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 college principal Simon Colam, who had this to add about the scholarship:

“It has been our privilege to award scholarships over the past two years to students who are now making the very most of their course and the wider BIMM experience. We continue in our commitment to widening access to music education to a new generation of creatives, writers and entrepreneurs through our Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse Scholarship Programme for 2022-23. Our college team is here to support our applicants throughout the process of auditioning for a course and applying for a scholarship so don’t hesitate to contact us.”

The deadline for submitting applications is 10am on 23 July 2022.

Scholarship for diploma students:

There are three scholarships available to diploma students, up to the value of £6,950, for a one-year UK national diploma across one of three courses:

Scholarship for degree students:

There are three scholarships available for single or joint honours applicants. The scholarships are worth up to £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. The three scholarships are available for students in the following areas:

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

The Spotify Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships will be available for the 2022/23 academic year, exclusively for applicants from underrepresented groups identified in the BIMM Institute Access and Participation Plan. This includes Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, disabled students, care leavers, mature age students, or those with a background of low participation in Higher Education, with a household income of below £25,000.

There will be eight scholarships in total, which will provide the cost of full tuition fees during the length of study. Every college across BIMM Institute will offer 1 x BA or BMus (Hons) degree scholarship. This means applicants can choose between various college locations including Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, London, Manchester, Dublin, Hamburg and Berlin.

All scholarship students will receive the support of dedicated Careers teams in each college, our in-house job matching service ‘Talent Match’ in their final year, and access to BIMM Institute’s Fair Access Fund. Each scholarship student will also be given scheduled access to Spotify executives for mentoring sessions, including Bryan Johnson, Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships.

BIMM Institute and Spotify’s educational partnership also offers a host of other benefits to students, including annual Spotify Masterclass events and assets known as Industry Boosters, which will sit directly in students’ digital libraries.

To apply for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships, you will first need to apply for a BIMM Institute course in the standard way. If you meet the scholarship criteria, you will then be sent an application form.

Please note that the Spotify scholarships are only open to home students. For overseas applicants wishing to study at our UK Colleges, please see details of our £2,000 early confirmation scholarships on the international fees and finance page.

Applications will open the first week of October and will close at the end of June 2022.


Any questions?

For any questions regarding student finance or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].


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