Dr John Birch Music Scholarship (2020)

The University of Sussex is delighted to honour its much-loved former music lecturer and organist, Dr John Birch (1929-2012), with these four named scholarships. The aim of these scholarships is to support talented musicians to continue to develop and perform while studying at Sussex. This scholarship is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students at Sussex, whether or not they are studying Music. Scholars should apply as early as possible, as participation in the musical life of the Sussex campus is an essential component of the scholarship.

What you get

The scholarship is worth £800, paid in two instalments of £400. In addition, scholars will receive access to the Media Film and Music (MFM) practice rooms. All applicants who reach the audition stage, regardless of the success of their application, will be offered the opportunity to be part of a list of performers who are willing to perform at events around campus or are interested in collaboration with other musicians.


Type of award



To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have obtained Grade 8 or equivalent in your chosen instrument.
  • Be a current student at the University of Sussex (open to applicants for 2020 entry)

Number of scholarships available



1 January 2021 23:59

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form. The exact date of auditions are to be confirmed.

Please complete the application form below.

Apply for the Dr John Birch Music Scholarship

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At level(s):
UG, PG (taught), PG (research)

Application deadline:
1 January 2021 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: