All candidates - with the exception of students who received a Bachelor's degree from the faculty - who do not have English as their mother tongue (candidates who are not citizens of Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and United States of America, or who did not obtain a prior degree in one of these countries) have to submit a certificate proving that they speak English. The Faculty of Theology requires a minimum score of -79-80 pt. on the Internet-based TOEFL, 550 pt. on the paper version of the TOEFL, 213 on the computer version of the TOEFL or an IELTS score of - 7 pt. If the candidate can prove that he / she successfully attended at least one year of study in higher education (at least 54 ECTS credits) in English, the candidate can ask the Admissions Committee to be exempted from the obligation to present other formal proof of language proficiency . In this case, additional material may be asked that demonstrates the proficiency in English. Note that the applicant is only exempted from the obligation to submit a TOEFL / IELTS certificate after explicit approval from the Admissions Committee.