Language test

Language requirements

For the English-taught programmes of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, the minimum English language proficiency required is as follows:

IELTS    5.5  
TOEFL Paper   525 
TOEFL Computer   196 
TOEFL Internet   70 
TOEIC    620 (provided the student has passed ‘Speaking and writing’ and ‘Listening and Reading’ components.) 
Cambridge ESOL   FCE-C

Some applicants may be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Applicants who have a Dutch diploma of secondary education (at least HAVO/VWO/MBO-4)
  • Applicants who have a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list drawn up on behalf of the associates of institutions of higher education, as published on the website of the code of conduct
  • Applicants who have followed two years of their previous education in English.