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.

American undergraduate students in the study areas of Music Performance, Composition and Sound Engineering/Music Production can apply at 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

  • Autumn Semester: 1 April
  • Spring Semester: 1 October  

APPLICATION repertoire & recording

DIS applicants must submit an audition recording when they apply online.  
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.

The application must include the following:

  • Audition Recording (max. 15 minutes)
  • List of Repertoire

The audition repertoire is free of choice within the classical western repertoire. 

Composition applicants must submit the score of 1-2 two composed piece(s) showing both technical and compositional skills.

Tonmeister/Sound Engineer applicants must submit a production, incl. a production plan.

Online Application

RDAM only accepts applications in the online application system Varbi. RDAM does not accept applications through email or regular post.

RDAM 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 at

About DIS in Denmark:

DIS provides a semester, an academic year and summer programmes taught in English. DIS also offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. The housing and extracurricular offerings provide students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth.

For further information, please visit the website of DIS