American Students - Fulbright and DIS

Fulbright and DIS Students

Fulbright Students 

American students at postgraduate level are able to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship to support their studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. Read more about the scholarship at the website of The Danish-American Fulbright Commission.

DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia

DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959 with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Through this partnership, RDAM offers DIS Students the opportunity to study music at RDAM.
American undergraduate students in the study areas of Music Performances, Composition and Sound Engineering/Music Production can apply to The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

The course format will be coordinated individually between DIS and the Academy and therefore the courses may vary.
Students may participate in concerts and performance while enrolled at RDAM. 

DIS Courses at RDAM

The study programme at RDAM is part time for one semester and equivalent to 15 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) or 6 American Credits. A study year equals to 60 ECTS Credits.

Application Deadlines

Audition repertoire & requirements

DIS applicants must submit an audition recording with their online application.  
The audition repertoire is free of choice within the classical western repertoire and should be maximum 15 min.

Instrumentalists and Voice applicants are required to submit video recordings. 
Tonmeister and Composition applicants must submit audio files.

Requirements for the audition recording

  • The audition recording must be unedited except between performances (i.e. between pieces), and the audition must be recorded within six months of submitting your application.
  • Applicants are not required to demonstrate the playing of broken triads, major and minor scales -  also the sight reading assignment is not part of the entrance examination.
  • Check that the recording submitted is accessible and that all recordings are submitted successfully in the application.
  • Accepted formats:
    - Video: mov, mp4, avi
    - Audio: mp3, wav, m4a, aiff

Composition applicants must submit the score of one or two composed piece(s) showing both technical and compositional skills.
Sound Engineer applicants must submit a production, incl. a production plan.

Online Application

DIS applicants must apply via the Academy's online application system, and RDAM does not accept applications through email or regular post.
The Academy strives to provide the applicant with a quick reply, and strongly advise applicants to apply as early as possible.

NOTE: DIS applicants should also apply directly with DIS. 
For further information, please visit the website of DIS

When to expect a reply?

Applicants to the Autumn Semester should expect a reply in late April, while applicants to the Spring Semester will receive a reply in late October.
Please note that the DIS office will inform the DIS applicants of RDAM's decision.

Apply online here