Language test

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If candidates do not have a IELTS - TOEFL - or Cambridge certificate they will have to do a test (interview with Head of Studies) at the academy during the introduction week.

Educational requirements Fontys School of Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA)

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted, students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:

- For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO 4-diploma
- For German students: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
- For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college).

Talented prospective students with a different education have to take a test to prove capability of studying at a higher professional education level.

Language requirements

The program of Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art is in English and a minimum English language proficiency is required. 

The English language proficiency must be proved by submitting an IELTS (minimum score 5,5) or TOEFL test result (minimum score TOEFL 525 / TOEFL comp 196 / TOEFL internet 70 / TOEIC 620 / Cambridge ESOL FCE-C).

Students who cannot submit one of these tests will have to do a language test (inverview with Head of Studies during the introduction).