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DELE – Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera

Enrolment is now closed for the exam date 26th November 2016


The Language Centre and the Hispanic Studies department have been certified by Instituto Cervantes to allow students to take the Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE). This, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, helps to provide non-native Spanish speakers with a legitimate and certified method of proving their proficiency in the Spanish language (Instituto Cervantes is a member of ALTE – Association of Language Testers in Europe).

Designed under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the diploma provides several levels of proficiency that can be compared, understood and managed at an international level. This allows the diploma holder universally recognised proof of their proficiency in both the academic and business world.

Once approved, examination results will be made available on the Instituto Cervantes website approximately three months after the examination. Candidates who achieve the appropriate mark will then have their diploma sent to the Language Centre, where they can be picked up or sent to the candidate via post.

2016 Examinations

Exam dates Levels Enrolment Dates
Saturday 21st May 2016 A2, B1, B2, C1

2nd February to 11th March

(please note enrolment will open and close at 12pm on the above dates)

Saturday 26th November 2016 A2, B1, B2, C1

15th March to 22 September

(please note enrolment will open and close at 12pm on the above dates)

2016 Fees

Level/Duration* (see link)

A2 B1 B2 C1
Cost £117 £128 £147 £152


*Please be aware that there will be several exams (dependant on level) that will take place during the examination date. We would recommend that candidates be available and in the Language Centre for the full day (9:00-16:00) to take the relevant examinations.

How to Register

Before registering, please read the General Conditions and Requirements 

To register for DELE you will need to:

  1. Complete the online enrolment form and pay online
  2. Complete the registration form, along with a photocopy of your passport 
  3. Post to the following address:

The Language Centre
Humanities Building
University of Warwick

Please be aware we reserve the right to cancel the session within 48 hours of the closing date in case of low enrolment numbers.