Entrance exam


Given the current context surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health measures in place and the travel restrictions, the National Circus School has decided to maintain its video audition process for all participants outside of Quebec. 
Candidates residing in Quebec will have the opportunity to attend the auditions in person at the NCS. The number of in-person places is limited and places will be allocated as applications are received. Each person wishing to participate in the in-person auditions must have completed an application for admission beforehand. Proof of address in Quebec will be required for all in-person applications.  

In order to limit the risks associated with holding in-person auditions, and to ensure the participation of candidates residing in Quebec, participants registered for the in-person audition will be asked to provide a video for their audition. This video may be used by our jury in the event of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and a cancellation of in-person activities at the School. 
This video will not be used if in-person auditions are maintained.


  1. Select the program for which you wish to apply. Learn more about our programs and admission criteria. 
  2. Register on the Omnivox platform 
  3. Select the appropriate entrance exam, in Montreal or by video
  4. Pay the $55 non-refundable registration fee 
  5. Attach the following documents*: 
  • One passport-sized photo (JPEG format) 
  • Copy of your birth certificate both parents first and last names’ 
  • Copy of any certificate or transcript relating to an artistic training or competitive sports practice 
  • Copy of transcript establishing the last successful year of schooling to apply for the higher education DEC-DEE program
  • Copy of transcripts establishing the last two years of successful schooling to apply for the Circus and High School 
  • Proof of address in Quebec (document containing your name and your address or of a parent in the case of a minor) for an application to the in-person auditions 
  1. All applications are reviewed within approximately 72 business hours. If your application meets the admission criteria, you will receive an invitation to participate in the entrance exam as well as our preparation guide to take you step by step through the creation of your audition video. For the in-person auditions, you will receive an authorization to participate, allowing you to attend the audition. 

*All documents in a language othe than French or English must be accompanied by a translation.

We recommend that you take the time to watch the video and explanatory materials provided for the Higher Education and the Circus and High School programs to prepare for the creation of your audition video. The official preparation guide with information on submitting your video will be sent to you once your application has been approved. 

Stay tuned for your emails and don't forget to look in your spam folder.  



The deadline to register for the entrance exam and to submit a video is January 15, 2022.

Make sure your video has all of the items requested in our preparation guide. An incomplete application will not be eligible for the entrance exam. 

In-person audition dates  in Montreal:  
  • February 12, 2022 for the Circus and High School program  
  • February 15 to 17, 2022 for the Higher education DEC-DEE programs  
Once your video has been submitted or your application for the in-person auditions has been accepted, you will receive confirmation that your application file has been completed. 


The selection committee will analyze the video auditions during the month of February 2022. The results of the auditions will be sent to the candidates in March 2022. 

For any questions regarding the entrance exam, you can contact us by email at [email protected]

Register now!


Next school year begins: 
August 2022

January 2022

Don't know which program suits you?