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About the University 🏫

BIMM University: Europe's Premier Music Institution

Brief History

BIMM, with over 50 years of experience, stands as Europe's largest and leading music school. With its roots deeply embedded in music and events, BIMM has grown to have campuses not only in the UK but also in Ireland and Germany. Over the decades, BIMM has become synonymous with excellence in music education, fostering creativity and hands-on learning.

Student Life

BIMM is more than just a university; it's a hub for the creatively inclined. Strategically located in the heart of creative cities, especially in their most artistic districts, BIMM offers students an immersive experience. Here, you'll find yourself amidst like-minded individuals, fostering friendships and building a vast network in the music industry.

Key Highlights:

  • Masterclasses: BIMM regularly hosts masterclasses with internationally recognized stars. Past guests include Brian May, Chuck D, Imogen Heap, Royal Blood, Nile Rodgers, and Josh Homme.
  • Strategic Locations: Campuses are situated in creative hotspots, such as Hamburg, London, and Dublin.


BIMM prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities. Every piece of equipment and software is handpicked to ensure students have access to the best the market has to offer. From recording studios to performance spaces, BIMM's infrastructure is designed to nurture and hone your musical talents.

Career Opportunities

BIMM's reputation in the entertainment industry is unparalleled. Over the years, they've established robust connections with bookers, agencies, record labels, producers, and renowned artists. The faculty, active professionals in the music industry, bring real-world experience into the classroom. Whether your aspirations lie in music, event management, or media and communication, BIMM is the launchpad to elevate your career prospects.

Note: BIMM offers unique opportunities, including 1-year study abroad programs and full-degree courses. However, it's essential to note that they do not provide the conventional 1-semester study abroad option.


About the city πŸŒ‡

Hamburg: The Gateway to Your Study Abroad Experience

A City of Prosperity and Culture

Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, is often referred to as the "gateway to the world." With a population of over 1.8 million, the city is a bustling transport hub and a center of industry, elevated by influential media. As a University Abroad destination, Hamburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences that go beyond the classroom.

Student Life and Budget

Hamburg is a city that caters to students in every sense. From luxury shops and supercars to affordable cafΓ©s and restaurants, the city offers a range of options to suit every budget. For instance, a meal at a mid-range restaurant would cost around €20-€40.

Key Highlights:

  • Reeperbahn: Known as the star of Hamburg's nightlife, this area is a hotspot for students, locals, and tourists alike.
  • Green Spaces: The city is adorned with numerous parks and recreational venues, enriching the student experience.

Cultural Experiences

Hamburg is not just about books; it's about living and breathing the culture. The city offers a plethora of theatres, operas, cultural monuments, and art events. Whether you're into Semester Exchange or planning for a full Bachelor Abroad, the city's vibrant cultural scene will make your stay unforgettable.

Distances and Transportation

The city is well-connected, making it easy for students to explore:

  • University to Reeperbahn: Approximately 20 minutes by public transport
  • University to Central Park: Roughly 15 minutes by bike

Unique Features

  • Bridges: With about 2300 bridges, Hamburg has more than Amsterdam and Venice combined.
  • Sporting Events: From football matches to marathons, there's always something happening for sports enthusiasts.


Housing Opportunities🏫



With its fresh design, Smartments in Hamburg is many students' preferred residence in the city.

The Student Hotel offers fully furnished en-suite rooms. In addition, there are lounges to study and relax in, fitness, the opportunity to borrow bikes, laundry rooms, Wi-Fi, 24/7 security and more.


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The Fizz

The Fizz is a fresh young student housing concept with a nice design. Student housing is available both as private apartments or in shared apartments. The homes offer full furnishings, Wi-Fi, lounges for reading and relaxation, sharing kitchen environment, laundry room, mini cinema, outdoor areas as well as security around the clock.


There, you are free to park the bike in the bicycle cellar, which can only be accessed with the chip. Plus, you can enjoy the benefits and discounts The Fizz membership card brings and the many social events that are being held.


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Stuart Student Apartments

Stuart Student Apartment are student accommodations with a particularly youthful touch for students. The residences are ensuite apartments that offer full furnishings, Wi-Fi, lounges for reading and relaxation, and accessible spaces with domestic necessities such as vacuum cleaner, ironing board, etc. for free loans.


This, you can enjoy the gaming areas, whether you're into digital computer games or a game of table football.


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Navale is a modern student housing complex in the heart of Hamburg. Student housing is available both as private apartments or in shared apartments. The homes offer full furnishings, Wi-Fi, lounges for reading and relaxation, laundry rooms, on-site staff and 24/7 security.


You are free to park the bike in the bicycle cellar, which can simply be accessed with the chip.


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Home Company

A alternative to the search for housing in Hamburg, is Home Company. Home Company is a trustworthy housing platform and is recommended by the BIMM Institute.


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A alternative to the housing search in Hamburg, is Immonet. Immonet is a trustworthy housing platform and is recommended by the BIMM Institute.


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Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at BIMM University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements, and a interview or audition.


Documents required from students to apply to BIMM University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at BIMM University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to BIMM University in Hamburg can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFLΒ or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at BIMM University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at BIMM University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at BIMM University ranges from 8.900 EUR to 14.000 EUR per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at BIMM University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 3600 EUR.


See more about BIMM University's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

BIMM University uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January, May or September.


See more about BIMM University's important dates in the academic calendar.

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