Application advice for international students
Here at BIMM, we’re very proud to welcome students from all over the world. It’s what makes our creative atmosphere unique.
We currently have over 750 international students from 60 different countries. Our doors are always open, wherever you’re from and whatever your background. If you are currently studying your final year at school/college, you can begin your application process with BIMM Institute prior to completing your current qualification.
Direct to BIMM Institute
All international applications can be made direct with BIMM Institute by creating an applicant account and submitting our online application form:
There are no deadlines for direct applications although we highly recommend that applications are made before the end of August as they are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can apply for a UK Undergraduate Degree Level course via UCAS.
Applications can be submitted for multiple courses. We have created a helpful guide for your application.
UCAS deadline: 26th January 2022 at 18:00 (GMT)
BIMM Institute representatives
If you wish to get more support locally, you can contact one of our trusted representatives/agents* who will assist throughout your application, free of charge.
If your country is not listed in our directory, please contact admissions on chat or email or let us know if you would like to arrange a call. We will be happy to assist with your application.
*Undergraduate applicants who are applying with the help of an agency should also state their agent’s company name in the box ‘Nominated Name’ on the UCAS form, otherwise we can’t correspond with the agency regarding your application.
You can choose to attend your audition/portfolio review or consultation in person at one of the BIMM colleges, which means that you will receive an outcome of your assessment on the same day and will get a direct feedback from the tutor.
If you live abroad and are not able to travel, there is always an option to complete the audition/portfolio review or consultation via a zoom video call with one of our tutors or by submitting a pre-recorded remote portfolio submission.
For the remote submission, you will be sent a simple questionnaire to complete, along with relevant guidelines via email. This email will also confirm the date and time we will need to receive your submission by.
Please be aware that you will have a maximum of two weeks to complete the assessment once the guidelines have been sent to you. Extensions can be granted in extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis.
Remote portfolio submissions: Upon receipt, the submission will be sent to an admissions tutor for marking. We will endeavour to communicate the outcome and any feedback within one week. Successful applications will have met the audition/ consultation condition of their offer and will need to meet any remaining conditions of their offer.
Please check our Course Audition Guides here. Our course audition guides will help you prepare for your in-person audition/ consultation, a remote portfolio submission or Zoom Audition/consultation. It is important that you read each section to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a recommendation for your chosen course.
Successful applicants will usually need to provide the following, as a part of the admissions process:
A copy of your academic transcripts and certificates, showing that minimum entry requirements for the course have been met. This will need to be officially translated into English. We can accept Dialexy or other official English translators. Please do not worry if your final academic transcripts are not due until summer. You can provide this as soon as it is available – the latest deadlines are usually in August*.
*This deadline may vary for students who require a Visa under the Student route of the Points Based System to study in the UK full-time.
For country-specific entry requirements please visit our international entry requirements page.
Copy of your passport and/or valid ID
Admissions may request a copy of your passport to confirm your fee status and/or to determine if you need a visa to study in the UK. This is to ensure that the correct information on the admissions process is given to you for a successful application.
We will be required to check all passports and or valid ID’s in person at the point of enrolment to fulfil Right to Study (RTS) checks. Failure to provide this may result in the student not being able to enrol onto the course.
Our international team are on hand to provide prospective and enrolled international students with information and advice on UK immigration and visa requirements.
For help, support or advice, please call us between 8am – 6pm GMT using the contact details below.
UK: +44 1273626 666