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BIMA at Brandeis University
415 South Street - MS 065
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Applying to BIMA
BIMA is now accepting applications on a rolling basis as long as space remains.
A complete application to BIMA consists of:
- Three online forms (Participant Application, Participant Information, and Artistic Background)
- Two essays
- Academic high school teacher reference
- Art instructor reference (in the arts discipline you wish to study at BIMA)
- Parent/guardian reference
- Arts sample
- $40 application fee
All application materials are available through our online system.
Admissions decisions will be sent by email no more than three weeks after your complete application is received.
If you have questions about the application process, we welcome your call or e-mail. We cannot, however, share the admissions decision via telephone or e-mail.
Apply to BIMA:
Click here to begin the application with the Participant Application Form. This form will prompt you to create a login for our online application system using a parent email address. Parents and the BIMA applicant will need to use this login information to complete the BIMA application - please choose a password that you both can remember. Please note, that on page five of the online form you will be asked for payment information - this refers to the method that you are choosing to pay the $40 application fee.
When you login, you will be able to access all of the BIMA application materials. Please log into the system and click on "Forms and Documents." There, on your Forms Dashboard, you will see all of the required and optional application materials. You will also be able to check when we receive pieces of your application. Please note that some parts of the application, such as the parent reference and personal responses, require you to fill out forms directly into the system. Some parts, such as the optional financial aid forms, require you to submit additional materials.
BIMA tuition is $6,000. Tuition for every participant is significantly subsidized by generous donors; the full cost per participant is $6,600; we hope that families who are able to pay the full cost will elect to contribute the additional $600.
The tuition covers all costs during the program including instruction, food, housing, field trips, and recreational activities. Tuition does NOT cover travel costs from your hometown to Boston or international student visa costs. Families are expected to pay these costs separately on their own.
Financial Aid and Campership Incentives
BIMA at Brandeis University is able to offer a substantial number of full and partial need-based, merit-based, and incentive scholarships, thanks to the generosity of individual donors and foundations. Please click here to learn more about these scholarships.