Student Application

International Students: March 31, 2019

EU Citizens & Online Students: June 30, 2019

Second Seats: August 15, 2019

International students who are planning on applying for a student visa must submit their application no later than March 31 to ensure that the student visa application process has enough time to obtain a visa (approximately 3 months).

EU Citizens and Online Students must submit application materials no later than June 30.

Second seats may be available depending on the intake of applications on June 30, and therefore, a second round of applications may be reviewed. Deadline: August 15, 2018.

Application Materials

The following application information is required for the 4-year program. Please collect the following items and have them ready when you begin your application process.

Contact Information

The basics: Your name, address, email, phone number.

1. Résumé or CV:

This can be formatted as a résumé or a Curriculum Vitae (CV), and should not exceed 3 pages. Please include your education, work experience, publication list, and ancillary information and awards.

Submission Details: 1-3 pages, double spaced, 12 pt, Times New Roman.

2. Personal Statement:

Specify your reason(s) for applying, the project(s) you want to develop, your future writing goals, and your expectations of the degree program. Please write this essay in English, as it is part of our evaluation process to know our students will understand the course content in the language.

Submission Details: 3 pages, double spaced, 12 pt, Times New Roman.

3. Writing Sample:

Submit up to twenty (20) pages of the work that best represents you as an author and artist. This can include samples of short stories, chapters, poems, book proposals, scripts, or any artistic work that represents you.

Submission Details: Written in English. Max: 20 pages, double spaced, 12 pt, Times New Roman.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation. At least one must be from an academic reference. These letters can be uploaded here to your application or emailed directly to us at with the following information in the subject line: Academic/Personal Reference for (Applicant’s Full Name)

5. Transcripts:

Include a copy of your school transcripts (the highest level you have earned). At minimum, you must include high school (or upper secondary) transcripts.

6. Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for some SGS students who demonstrate a need for such assistance. Scholarships and Work Study positions are competitive and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. It is therefore recommended that if you are applying for financial aid in any form, that you submit your application as early as March 1.

Scholarships: awarded in 25%, 50%, and 75% tuition remission awards. Please specify which award you are seeking.

Work Study Position: up to 2 positions per year are awarded for students who wish to work at SGS as an intern. You can work up to 20 hours per month, for a total tuition remission of 100 kroner/hour, or 2.000 DKK per month.

HOW TO APPLY: You will write a maximum of 2 pages explaining why you are applying for either a Scholarship or a Work-Study position. Please describe your current financial situation, how much tuition you can pay without suffering hardship, how  you intend to pay for the remainder of your tuition, as well as why you would make an excellent candidate to represent the scholarship award and/or the skills you can lend to a Work-Study position at The South Gate.

Students may wish to take advantage of Legatbogen, a Danish company who helps find funding opportunities in areas such as Studies & Internships Abroad, Research & Education, Social Purposes, Arts & Culture, and more.

If you have any questions, Contact us! We are available to meet in person, on the phone, or on Skype!

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