DELE Exam (Cervantes Institute)


En colaboración con el I. Cervantes




The UIMP (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo) is an accredited Exam Centre for the tests for obtaining the Spanish as Foreign Language Diplomas (DELE).

The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official titles that certify the level of competence and command of the Spanish language. They are awarded by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of Spain’s Ministry of Education.

The DELE exams are designed in accordance with the directives of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This provides a practical way of establishing an international objective standard measurement of the level that must be reached at each stage of teaching and when evaluating the results.

The DELE Diplomas cover all the levels of the CEFR.

DELE Spanish Diploma


                                         Framework of Reference

A1 Spanish Diploma



A2 Spanish Diploma



B1 Spanish Diploma



B2 Spanish Diploma

Upper intermediate


C1 Spanish Diploma

Effective operationtal proficiency


C2 Spanish Diploma




DELE diplomas are internationally recognised and have great prestige, not just among public and private educational institutions and authorities but also in the business world and among chambers of commerce. They are a guarantee of the assessment and evaluation of Spanish language skills.


Calendario DELE

Calendar and exam dates


The enrolment period for the 2019 DELE tests open on 14 november 2018 for candidates who wish to sit the DELE tests in Spain


DATE OF the writing test




Friday 8th February

9th January

General: A2


Friday 5th April

6th February

General: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1


Saturday 25th May

27th March

General: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2


Friday 12th July

16th May

General: A2, B1, B2, C1


Friday 13th September

24th July

General: A2


Friday 4th October

21st August

General: A2, B1, B2


Saturday 23rd November

9th October

General: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2



Procedimiento DELE


Enrolment process

1. Enrolment and the corresponding payment for the DELE tests must be done electronically. The candidate must have registered as a user of the exam portal of the Instituto Cervantes.

2. Once you have enrolled, select the exam centre and the date you want to sit the exam.


DELE test at the UIMP

The Las Llamas Campus, the Santander campus of the UIMP (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo), is a certified centre for sitting the tests for obtaining the Spanish Diploma for Foreigners (DELE).

If you want to sit the test in our centre, you can register through the link:

Enrolment fees








108 €

130 €

160 €

190 €

205 €

220 €

Payment for enrolment for the DELE tests can be done online using a credit or debit card. You can select one of the following suggested payment methods: Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.



Checking qualifications 

  • The results will be made available to the candidates approximately two months after the written tests are held.
  • The Instituto Cervantes will notify students of the publication of the results using the email address provided when enrolling.
  • Candidates who have obtained an overall PASS mark will receive the corresponding accrediting diploma, issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, which will be sent to them through the corresponding exam centre.
  • It is the candidates’ responsibility to keep their postal details up to date with their respective Exam Centre until they have ascertained that they have received all of the documentation relating to the tests.


Support materials available        

The Instituto Cervantes makes sample exam papers used in previous calls for each of the levels, in PDF and audio formats available to candidates for the Spanish as a Foreign Language Diplomas (DELE).

More information online:


Information and questions

Almost all questions can be answered by reading the information available from the Instituto Cervantes website:

For any clarification or additional information, you can contact our centre’s Student Registry at the address provided below:

Secretaría de Alumnos

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo

(Las Llamas Campus)

Avda. de los Castros, 42

39005 – Santander (Spain)

Telephone: (+34) 942 29 87 00

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