TTS Grants to Danish Students

Thanks To Scandinavia (TTS) was established by Danish entertainer Victor Borge and American lawyer Richard Netter in 1963 as a thank you to the Scandinavian countries for their help in aiding Jews during World War II.

TTS awards a number of scholarships to students and researchers from Scandinavia and Bulgaria for studies in the US. Each year, three scholarships are awarded to Danish graduate students. Read more about TTS on their website.

Available Scholarships

  • 2 Scholarships for a Master’s degree
  • 1 Victor Borge Music Scholarship


Scholarships can only be applied for the following academic year.

Applicants should check the eligibility requirements below and apply following the core Fulbright student grant application form. Please note on the Cover Sheet that you are applying for a TTS grant.

Application decisions will be made in May/June – Scholarships will be awarded in the U.S. after arrival.

Please note, the Fulbright Center does not administer the TTS ‘Scholarships at Specific Universities’. Read more about these here.

Victor Borge


General for Thanks to Scandinavia

  • The scholarships must be used on tuition or tuition-related expenses, e.g. books and university-related fees. The scholarships are paid in the U.S. and in USD
  • For the Victor Borge Music Scholarship, applicants must study within an academic field related to music
  • You must be studying towards a full degree in the States. MA students are preferred
  • The scholarships only cover one year
  • Applicants without dual Danish-American citizenship, American ‘Green card’ or permanent residency in the U.S. are preferred
  • Applicants must be accepted through general graduate admission

You cannot apply if

  • You are going on an exchange agreement and will not pay tuition
  • You are applying through continuing education, extension service, lifelong learning institute, MOOCS etc.

If you wish to apply for a Fulbright grant too

  • For the Victor Borge Music Scholarship combined with a Fulbright grant, students within Performance Music, Composition and Conducting will be preferred
  • Applicants must have Danish Citizenship and cannot have dual Danish-American citizenship or an American ‘Green card’
  • If you are doing a Double Degree in the U.S. and another country, the first year must be in the U.S.

You cannot apply for a Fulbright grant on top if

  • You have commenced your studies in the U.S.
  • You will study at undergraduate levels in the U.S.
  • You will study an LL.M. or an MBA
  • You cannot go to the U.S. before August
  • You recently have had a longer stay in the U.S.
  • Please contact us, if you have lived or studied in the U.S. and think it might affect your chances of applying

Meet the grantees


Contemporary Classical Music Performance at
Manhattan School of Music (2023/2024)

TheaUllegaard Kjeldsmark

Master's degree in Computer Science at
University of California Irvine (2023/2024)

LisaMunck Seidelin

Master's Degree in Journalism and Politics at
Columbia University (2023/2024)