The Fatboy Slim Martlets Scholarship

Everyone at BIMM University is delighted that we have partnered with world-renowned musician and local resident, Fatboy Slim, to launch a brand-new scholarship for 2024 entry.

Fatboy Slim, whose real name is Norman Cook, is synonymous with our seaside city: having studied here himself as an undergraduate, he has continued to live in Brighton and Hove for most of his adult life. The scholarship will also be in association with Martlets, a charity that provides essential services to local people affected by terminal illness and for whom Fatboy Slim is a patron. To be able to launch this new BIMM Music Institute initiative alongside a local music icon as well as a brilliant local charity makes it all the more special for us.

Launching for September 2024 entry, The Fatboy Slim Martlets Scholarship will provide a full 3-year tuition fee scholarship for a candidate from a low household income and/or groups under-represented in the creative industries. We are looking to support those who demonstrate talent in their chosen discipline, strong creative potential, and a high motivation for a career in the creative industries.

The scholarship will support undergraduate degree study across our music courses at BIMM Music Institute Brighton.

We understand that studying at university can be a challenging financial commitment, which is why we offer several scholarships and bursaries to help you achieve your ambitions, whatever your background.

Who can apply

You can apply for The Fatboy Slim Martlets Scholarship if you:

  • Are applying to study for an undergraduate degree at BIMM Music Institute Brighton in the upcoming 2024/25 academic year, and
  • are a UK national with a home fee status, and
    • are from a low household income*, and/or
    • are from an under-represented group in higher education, which includes students who are;
      • from a global majority background
      • a care leaver, care experienced or estranged
      • a mature student
      • part of the LGBTQ+ community, or from a gender-diverse background
      • disabled

* Student Finance England (SFE) offers a full maintenance grant to students with a household income of £25,000 or less.

How to apply

You will first need to apply for an undergraduate degree course at BIMM Music Institute Brighton starting in September 2024. Once you have applied and have your applicant ID, please complete the scholarship application form below.

Scholarship applications close on 6th June 2024. Scholarships will only be awarded to those who go on to accept an offer of a place at BIMM University and complete the enrolment process.

Scholarship application form

Help with your application

We want to ensure that your scholarship application truly shows off your abilities. We’ve put together the helpful guide below to help you achieve this.

Submission Guide

What happens next

Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) will select the scholarship winner from a short-list of candidates who meet the Institute’s admission criteria shortly after the scholarship application deadline. We will contact you regarding the outcome of your application once the panel has met.

As this is a competitive process and there is only one scholarship available, we strongly recommend that all applicants follow the usual processes to secure the relevant student funding. Where appropriate, successful applicants will be able to amend/cancel their request for financial support from Student Finance England once their scholarship has been awarded.

Application to the Future Talent Scholarship does not exclude students from accessing university hardship funds or the Fair Access Fund.

For any questions, please get in touch with [email protected].



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