A diagnostic exam is recommended if the student has had some previous knowledge of the language. The test consists of an oral and a written part. The duration of the examination is 35 minutes. It is necessary to arrange an appointment via telephone by contacting the academic department of Instituto Cervantes de Manila at (632) 526 1482. The diagnostic exam is Php 200.00. A 5% discount will be applied to the enrollment fee upon presentation of the diagnostic exam receipt.