The Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language DELE are official qualifications, which certify the level of competence and proficiency in using the Spanish language.
We are a centre for these exams, which are awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. We run language courses that can help you prepare for these examinations.
Owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all examinations for May are cancelled, in line with ongoing Government and Cardiff University policy.
Exam fees and timetable
Exam fees apply to both internal and external candidates. Examinations take place in May each year, with registration during March. In 2020, the examinations take place on 16 May and the registration deadline is 18 March 2020.
Practice papers are available from the Instituto Cervantes.
To register for the exam please complete and return the DELE registration form. Please provide a photocopy of photo ID (passport, driving licence etc) with your registration form and payment. To pay by credit/debit card please contact us by email to request this service.
Upon successful registration you will receive a confirmation of enrolment. Closer to the examination date you will receive a statement of entry confirming the exam date and time.