DELE Exams

Registration for the 2024 DELE exams is now closed.

The next DELE exams at UCC will be in May 2025

Online registration for 2025 will open later this year. 

The Instituto Cervantes in Dublin may be offering additional examination dates throughout the year. 

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork is the only official Instituto Cervantes Examining Centre in Munster. In this role the Department is responsible for administering the DELE (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language) examinations, as well as providing students with extracurricular language courses from A1 to B2 level.

These Diplomas are the only official qualifications issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, accrediting levels of competence and command of the Spanish language and are internationally recognised by corporations, Chambers of Commerce and private and public educational institutions. These qualifications do not expire.

The exams are open to members of the public and are offered at all General levels (A1 to C2) and School (Escolar) levels (A1 to B1).

Note that children under the age of 16 can only sit the Escolar exams. The minimum age requirement for a C1 exam is 18. Please contact us at before registering if you have any doubts. 

Exams take place in person on UCC campus, there is no online offering.

Exam Registration Fees 

Nivel A1 €120 Price Based on 2024
Nivel A1 Escolar €120 Price Based on 2024
Nivel A2 €150 Price Based on 2024
Nivel A2 -B1 Escolar €150 Price Based on 2024
Nivel B1 €150 Price Based on 2024
Nivel B2 €195 Price Based on 2024
Nivel C1 €205 Price Based on 2024
Nivel C2 €210 Price Based on 2024


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