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.

Read more about TTS on their website. However, if you wish to apply for this grant, you have to use the Fulbright application form and fulfill the eligibility requirements listed below.

TTS awards a number of scholarships to students and researchers from Scandinavia and Bulgaria for studies in the US and Israel. Each year, three scholarships are awarded to Danish graduate students.


2 scholarships for a Master's degree
1 Victor Borge Music Scholarship


Master's degree
  • The scholarships can only be applied for a full Master’s degree
  • The scholarship can be applied for a degree longer than one year, but the scholarship is only for one year
  • Applicants need to accepted through general graduate admissions, and not through e.g. continuing education, extension service, lifelong learning institute, MOOCS etc.
Victor Borge
  • Applicants must study within an academic field related to music. Students within Performance Music, Composition and Conducting will be preferred.
  • If a relevant applicant is not identified, the scholarship will be awarded to a relevant student from Sweden, Norway, Finland or Bulgaria.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must have Danish citizenship.
  • Applicants cannot have dual Danish-American citizenship or an American ‘Green card’
  • Applicants can apply before they have been accepted to the U.S. university. But, scholarships cannot be finally awarded until an official Acceptance Letter has been received
  • Applicants must be accepted through general graduate admission
  • The grants will not be awarded to dependents
  • Scholarships are not awarded to students going on an exchange agreement
  • You cannot apply if you have already commenced your studies in the U.S.
  • 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 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.
  • You have already commenced your studies in the U.S.
  • You want to study undergraduate studies in the U.S.
  • You will study/research for less than four months
  • You want to do an internship, Summer School, or go on a conference
  • You will study an LL.M. or an MBA
  • You are going to the U.S. before August
  • You have recently had 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
Victor Borge


Scholarships can only be applied for the following academic year.

Applicants apply following the core Fulbright student grant application.
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.

Meet the grantees


Robotics at Stanford University (20/21)

Emiliela Cour

International Relations at Georgetown University (21/22)