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The Languages Service administers DELE Spanish language tests (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) at levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. DELE is an official certificate attesting the level of competence in and command of Spanish language granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Who can register?

Literate people of any age, although the language tests are thought for those over 16 years old.

How much does it cost?

  • A2: €130
  • B1: €160
  • B2: €190
  • C1: €205
  • C2: €220

Where is it accepted?

DELE certificates are fully recognised by the University of Valencia and all Spanish academic institutions and administrative bodies to prove knowledge of Spanish language.

When do tests take place?

The Instituto Cervantes offers different dates throughout the year. The University of Valencia administers some of them. Current dates are listed below.

More information

Visit the DELE website for more information about the tests. Click on the levels to see tests models and contents:

2021 test dates

May 22 (9 a.m.) CLOSED A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
July 9 (9 a.m.) CLOSED A2, B1, B2, C1
Nov 13 (9 a.m.) CLOSED A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Before the date of the examination, candidates will receive an email with all the information about the time and location. 


Register online.

Results, revisions and certificates

Approximately three months after the test, the Instituto Cervantes will inform candidates that the results have been released by sending a message to the e-mail they specified on their registration form. Candidates will then be able to access their results, request a revision and, if they received the status of "competent", download a DELE diploma official certificate. Everything has to be done by entering the personal area on the Instituto Cervantes webpage.