We're super excited to welcome you to ICMP this September and also welcome back our current students
We have got lots of great experiences lined-up for you,  from Freshers to Masterclasses, new gear to new tutors!

Final steps to complete leading-up to September
Below you'll find information relating to the final steps you need to follow before arriving at ICMP this September. Please read every section thoroughly to ensure that you have completed all required action and therefore confirmed your place at ICMP.

Need help or have a question?
If unsure about what you need to do or simply have a question about any aspect of your future course, please contact our friendly Admissions Team on +44 020 7328 0222 or via email at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk.

Student Finance

UK Students

EU Students

International Students

How to Pay

Your course fees are due on 13th August 2019 for courses starting in September.

For further information on student finance, read our Student Finance brochure. You can also contact our Finance Team on +44 (0)20 7604 2465 or finance@icmp.ac.uk.

Student Loans

Student finance is available to eligible UK students for ICMP undergraduate and postgraduate courses. If you are a UK student, you are likely to have access to a tuition fees loan to cover the full cost of the annual undergraduate course fees, plus a maintenance loan to help with living expenses.
Tuition Fee Loans cover the full cost of the course and are non-means tested, so the amount you are entitled to doesn’t depend on your household income. When making your application, ensure that you request the full amount to cover the cost of your annual course fees but do not tick the ‘maximum amount’ box, this would result in you borrowing more money than required.

Useful links: Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, Student Finance Scotland.

Maintenance Loans

Maintenance Loans are available to eligible undergraduate UK students to assist with living costs while you are studying. Applicants currently living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland should check the availability of Student Loans with our Finance Team on +44 (0)20 7604 2465 or email finance@icmp.ac.uk.

Your course fees are due on 13th August 2019 for courses starting in September.

For further information on student finance, click here. You can also contact our Finance Team on +44 (0)20 7604 2465 or finance@icmp.ac.uk.


With Brexit now a firm reality, many of our future EU students are probably wondering what exactly this means for them, especially in relation to tuition fees. If you’re an EU student who is intending to join us at ICMP in either September 2019 or 2020, then your fees will remain the same as you have been advised. This has been guaranteed by both ICMP and the UK government and will remain the case for the full length of your course, regardless of whether it finishes after the time the UK has officially left the EU.

Student Loans

Student finance is available to eligible EU students for ICMP undergraduate and postgraduate courses. As an OfS registered provider, Tuition Fee Loans for ICMP courses cover the full annual course fee. They are non-means tested loans so the amount you are entitled to doesn’t depend on your household income. When making your application, ensure that you request the full amount to cover the cost of your annual course fees but do not tick the ‘maximum amount’ box, this would result in you borrowing more money than required.

Maintenance Loans

Maintenance Loans are available to eligible undergraduate EU students to assist with living costs while you are studying. Further information relating to student finance can be found here.


If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study, your annual course fee/s need to be paid before ICMP can issue your CAS to support your visa application.

For further information on student finance, click here. You can also contact our Finance Team on +44 (0)20 7604 2465 or finance@icmp.ac.uk.

Student Loans

Students from outside the UK and EU are not eligible for Student Loans from the UK. You may be able to apply for a loan, scholarship or bursary in your home country, and we would advise that you enquire into any available financial assistance.

Tier 4 Visa Students

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study, the annual course fees need to be paid before ICMP can issue your CAS to support your visa application. More guidance about Tier 4 Visa applications and the required supporting documentation is available from our Admissions Team.

There are a variety of methods available to pay your fees. 


To make a payment by debit or credit card call us on +44 (0)20 7604 2465.


Please notify us via email to finance@icmp.ac.uk when your payment has been made, and ensure that you use the student’s name as reference for the payment when making the transfer so that we can identify you.

Bank Name: Bank of Scotland
Account No: 06041723
Sort Code: 12-11-03
Swift Code (BIC): BOFSGB21238
IBAN number: IBAN GB76 BOFS 1211 0306 0417 23
Reference: “please quote your name as reference”


Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7604 2465 to arrange or email finance@icmp.ac.uk.


Please make your cheque payable to ‘ICMP Management Limited’ and write your full name on the back of the cheque.

Confirm A Place

New Students

Returning Students

To be able to confirm your place at ICMP, please follow these few easy steps.

First log-in

After the conditions to enter your course have been met, you will receive an email entitled 'Next Step – Confirm Your Place at ICMP' which will include your log-in details (username and a temporary password) to access your online Student Gateway page. If you’ve previously been issued a username it will remain the same.
If you are unable to log in please contact our friendly Admissions Team on +44 020 7328 0222 or via email at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk.

Upload Your Key Documents

Please log in before following the next steps. To officially begin your enrolment at ICMP, we require you to upload some key documents to your ICMP Student Gateway account. This will allow us to begin the process of releasing your student email, timetable and student benefits. Please upload the following required documents:

  • Photo ID (e.g. passport or drivers licence)
  • Your highest qualification, which must be an official document (e.g. your BTEC diploma or degree certificate)
  • A passport-sized photograph of yourself which clearly shows your head and shoulders. This will be used for your ICMP Student ID card

Once done, click on the 'New' button next to your name then select 'Confirm Place'. Congratulations, your place at ICMP is now confirmed!


What's Next

Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a Confirmation of Registration email. Please note that there may still be some documents we require from you - if that’s the case our Academic Support team will be in touch. The next stage is your Induction event which will occur w/c Monday 23rd September. We will send you an email closer to the time.

We are looking forward to seeing you back at ICMP next year. Here are a few steps you must follow to confirm your place and enroll correctly. Please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Support team on academic.support@icmp.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Confirm Your Place For Next Year

An email will be sent to your personal email address with the subject ‘Register for September’ including the instructions to confirm your place for next year: In order to successfully enroll, you will need to complete the 'Confirm a Place' process through the Student Gateway. To complete this, please click here and log in using your current username and password. While doing this, don't forget to update your contact details (e.g. mobile phone number, house address), if needed. As a returning student we need to ensure we hold your most up-to-date details.

What's Next

Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a Confirmation of Registration email. Please note that there may still be some documents we require from you - if that’s the case our Academic Support team will be in touch. As returning students, you will be asked to attend a session on Thursday 26th September (for L5/2nd years) or Friday 27th September (for L6/3rd years).

International Students

How to Apply

Before You Arrive

Arriving To The UK

Applying to study at ICMP is a straightforward process and we’re here at all times if you need help. You can contact our Admission Team on +44(0)20 7328 0222.

Student VISA / TIER 4

International students from outside of the EU who have been accepted onto an ICMP course and who need a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK will need to apply for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the ICMP.
Click here for more information on applying for a Tier 4 visa. 

Disclosing Disability

If you have previously received additional learning support, or if you require further advice and guidance on disclosing a disability on your application, please click here.

This section contains useful information about moving to the UK: important documents, accommodation, emergency contacts and more.

Pre-departure Tips

Check out this article where you can find out more on what international students need to kick off their music studies in London.

The British Council have put together a helpful document entitled First Steps - A pre-departure guide for international students coming to study in the UK that we also recommend you read prior to your departure. 

ICMP's International Student Handbook

We created an International Student Handbook for students travelling to the UK to commence their studies with us. This guide provides you with essential information about what you need to consider prior to departing for the UK and how to relocate to London in the easiest and smoothest way possible. We've also included further information around the documents you'll need to bring with you, travel arrangements into London, emergency and out-of-hours contact numbers and details of how to contact home upon arrival.

Accommodation / Living Expense

You can choose either private, shared accommodation or share with fellow students. Remember that you may have to pay other bills as well such as electricity, gas and water. Read our accommodation guide to find out more.

Arriving to the UK can be intense at times; please read our tips to help you settling in smoothly.

We will be holding two Meet & Greet sessions for International Students. Please scroll down toYour First Week for further information.

Collecting your BRP and police registration

When you arrive at airport border control, you will need your letter confirming that you have successfully applied for a Tier 4 visa. The Immigration Officer will issue you with a 30 day multiple- entry vignette. Within 10 days of your arrival in the UK you should attend your allocated Post Office to collect Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
Afterwards, you may also need to register your stay with the police within seven days from your arrival in the UK. Check your passport to see if you need to do so. Click here for more information.

Registering With A Doctor (GP)

Student must register with a doctor (GP) to access the National Health Service (NHS). If on a Tier 4 Visa, you will be subject to a charge of £150 per year to cover the cost of using the NHS in the UK. This can be payed in full at the time of the visa application. Please ensure you have paid before submitting/sending your visa application.

For further information please refer to the Disability and Wellbeing section below.

Travelling In The UK

To travel around London you will need to purchase an Oyster Card which will allow you travel on the underground, buses and trains. As a full time student you are entitled to a ‘Student Oyster Photocard’ which gives a 30% discount on Travel cards, Bus & Tram passes. Click here for further information.

Working In The UK

Can I work? The working rights of International students will be changing for new applicants joining us from September 2019 onwards.
What's changing? A change to UK legislation takes effect on 1st August 2019: after this date, any new International applicants requiring a Tier 4 student visa will be granted 20 hours per week working rights. For this to be granted their CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number must be issued after 1st August 2019.
What if my CAS number was issued before 1st August 2019? Working rights will not be given to new International Tier 4 student visa applicants whose CAS number is issued between 23rd June and 1st of August 2019. Working rights for all current International students are unchanged, according to what is stated on their visa/BRP.

For further information visit the UK CISA website or contact the ICMP Admissions Team on +44 020 7328 0222.

Disability And Wellbeing

Getting Started

Mental Health



Our Disability and Wellbeing team are in place to help you access the essential support required to maximise your potential during your studies. Our team are available to help support you through the problems you may encounter whilst studying with us.


It is imperative that you register with a GP. Find local practices by entering your term time postcode on the NHS Choices Service Search. Some GPs may only take patients living within a certain area, or may be full, so you may need to try more than one place. If you are new to the area you can find further information here. There are a range of primary care options available depending on what students need, including GP practices, dentists, walk-in centres, sexual health clinics and pharmacies. Visit the NHS Services page to find out more. If unsure, you can call 111 for advice; it's free.

Orientation Days

We are holding specific transition events for mature and autistic students to become familiar with ICMP ahead of the induction events.

  • Orientation day for Mature students – Tuesday 10th September 2019
  • Orientation day for Autistic students – Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th September 2019

If you haven’t received an email about these events, please register your interest via studentwellbeing@icmp.ac.uk.

Useful Links

Here are some useful links:

 If you have questions around specific support needs, or student life in general at ICMP, please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or via email at studentwellbeing@icmp.ac.uk.

Wellbeing can take a variety of forms, ranging from support around performance to dealing with emotional and psychological issues. There are many ways we can help; contact us via email or My ICMP (online student portal).

Mental Health Advisers

The role of Mental Health Advisers is to work with students across the full spectrum of mental health difficulties ensuring they obtain appropriate treatment, support and adjustments to enable them to successfully complete their studies.

Our Advisers can help if a student ​has an existing mental health condition, is feeling anxious or depressed, is worried about their mental health or wants to plan how to stay well whilst studying at ICMP. Find out more here.


Online Mental Health Service

​Students have access to an innovative online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. The service is free to ICMP students and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Further details can be found on My ICMP.

Counselling Support

If counselling support is adviced/needed, then ICMP students can access six weeks of free counselling including an initial assessment. When demand is high, a waiting list is in place.

Our dedicated Disability Advisers provide advice, guidance and support to all disabled students. They support students to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) as well as arranging access to any support resulting from needs assessments.


Students may claim Disabled Students Allowance in addition to student finance loans and grants to cover any extra study-related costs they incur due to an impairment, mental health condition, or learning difficulty. The amount they receive depends on their individual needs not on their income, or that of parents or partner. To apply click here.

Disability Advisers

The Disability Adviser’s role includes:

  • Organising dyslexia screenings
  • Assisting students with referrals for full diagnostic screenings
  • Assisting and facilitating in DSA applications
  • Assisting students to organise their 1:1 support with specialist tutors
  • Facilitating institutional reasonable adjustments for students (e.g. special arrangements for exams and other on-course support arrangements)

Student Wellbeing staff are always willing to talk to parents and advise on the support offered by ICMP so that they can pass the information to their son and daughters. We are however unable to discuss individual students’ situations due to both GDPR and the Institute’s own disclosure policy.

Confidentiality at ICMP

The staff at ICMP are unable to give any information about any student without the express permission of the student him/herself (e.g. regarding applications for a place at the institute, their life after ICMP, etc) to any third party. This includes parents, spouses, siblings or employers. The General Data Protection Act 2018 and the Institutes own policy prohibit the disclosure of an individual’s information without their prior consent. Staff would only contact next of kin without the student’s permission if medical or other emergency personnel advise is required.

Your First Week

New Students

Returning Students

Social Media & Online Resources

As a new ICMP student you are invited to join us for the Induction events, taking place during the week commencing Monday 23rd September.
We look forward to meeting you all!


All new students are asked to join our welcome event on Monday 23rd September. You will attend a talk in the Kiln Theatre provided by several different teams from ICMP who will contribute to and support your studies. On the same day there will also be a course talk given by your Programme Leader
The whole day will give you a chance to network with your new friends, tutors and support staff – the entire ICMP community!

UEL Induction

As our degrees are validated by UEL  (HNC students not included) you are entitled to access some of their resources, including attending an induction session on Friday 27th September from 10am to 12pm. Further details will follow in the upcoming weeks.

Finalise Your Registration

You will also be asked to attend a session on Tuesday 24th or Wednesday 25th to finalise your registration with us. On that day, you will need to come along to ICMP with your original ID, original copy of your qualifications and payment or proof of payment. At the end of the session you will receive your ID card.
We will contact you closer to the date with further instructions.

Preparing For Your Course

To find out about equipment specifics, recommended readings and more read our Student Information Pack and get ready for your course. 

How To Get To ICMP

We are located at 1B Dyne Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 7XG (2 mins from Brondesbury Overground station and 5 mins from Kilburn - Underground Jubilee Line station).

International Students Induction

We will be holding two Meet & Greet sessions for International Students. These sessions are for all new international students at ICMP and they will be particularly useful in helping you with aspects related to adaptation to London, social and academic life, budgeting and more.

The first session will take place on 18th September from 2pm-4pm (Room 112, ICMP). The second session will be held on 25th September from 4pm to 6pm in Room 112.

All returning students are familiar with ICMP procedures. Nonetheless, here are a few things to make a note of for your next year at ICMP.

Induction Events

You are invited to attend an induction session on Thursday 26th September (for L5/2nd years) or Friday 27th September (for L6/3rd years). On the day, you will be issued with a new proximity ID card which gives you access to the building (without having to remember the codes)! You will receive an email with date and time details. If you need to discuss a different timing option, please contact the Academic Support team.

Confirm Your Details

On you Induction day, we will confirm your finance arrangements for the year and ensure we have your correct contact details. Please remember to let us know if they have recently changed (e.g. you moved house).

Follow us on social media to get to know the ICMP community and hear about important updates.


ICMP Life gathers all information about student events at ICMP (Gigs, Parties, Networking events, Masterclasses) run by the ICMP Student Events Team, as well as important announcements (facilities, gig slots, student discounts and more).

Please follow our pages and stay connected to the ICMP community:

ICMP Life on Facebook | ICMP Life on Instagram

FB Forums

Join our Forums on FB to hear about important announcements, promote your music, find collaborators, flatmates and friends!

Student & Alumni Forum group | The ICMP House Hunting Forum group

Official ICMP Pages

Official ICMP social media channels: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Other Online Resources

Find out about our Student Reps & Student Senate. Please also visit the Online Resources page to familiarise with our portals.

Term Dates

If you're planning to join us in September 2019, please take note of the following term dates and bank holidays for the upcoming academic year.  

Find out more

Freshers Fortnight 2019

Freshers' Fortnight is definitely an important part of your introduction to ICMP. Together with our students, we organise a great range of events for you to socialise and enjoy fantastic music. See full list of events

Find out more


Finding somewhere to live may seem daunting, but we're here to help. Read about our accommodation days, partners and online forums.

Find out more

Studying In London

Follow our essential advice for your London stay and get to know about studying in one of the biggest cities in the world.

Find out more