Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)

General Information

The Diplomas de Español (DELE), issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry for Education, Social Policies and Sport, are official qualifications proving different levels of competence in the Spanish language.

Types of DELE diplomas

DELE Diploma in Spanish

Framework of Reference


Diploma in Spanish Level A1



Diploma in Spanish Level A2



Diploma in Spanish Level B1



Diploma in Spanish Level B2



Diploma in Spanish Level C1


Effective Operational Proficiency

Diploma in Spanish Level C2



Please notice levels A1 and A2 have been updated. You can find the information in the following link
The University of Salamanca collaborates with the Instituto Cervantes in the development of the examinations and in the marking of the examination papers.



The examination for obtaining the DELEs (A1, A1 Young Learners, A2, A2/B1 Young Learners, B1, A2/B, B2, C1 and C2) consists of different tests: reading comprehension, written expression, listening comprehension and oral expression. The grade "no apto" (unsatisfactory) in one of the sections will imply the candidate's failure in the entire examination. All parts should be retaken at a future date. 


Sample examination paper and past papers


Examination Date and Registration fee


A1 escolar, A2/B1 escolar 

Date for the Written and the Oral Interview: Friday, May 20 


A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 

Date for the Written Exam: Saturday, May, 21 

Date for the Oral Interview: Our Examination Center will try to schedule all the oral interviews on Saturday, May 21. However, if we consider it necessary, we may schedule oral interviews for specific levels on Saturday, May 14. More information will be announced in due course.


Venue: To be confirmed by our Examination Center at UOW College Hong Kong in one of its two campuses:
Telford Annex, Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, KLN
Kowloon City Campus, 83 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City; KLN 

Schedule: To be confirmed by our examination Center 

Deadline to register : March 16, 2022 3p.m. No late registration will be accepted.

Deadline to pay : March 16, 2022 5p.m.



Individual application

Group application */

UOWCHK current student

20 May 2022 (Fri)

DELE A1 Escolar

(Starter Young Learners)



DELE A2/B1 Escolar (Elementary/Lower Intermediate Young Learners)



21 May 2022 (Sat)

DELE A1 (Starter)



DELE A2 (Elementary)



DELE B1 (Lower Intermediate)



DELE B2 (Higher Intermediate)



DELE C1 (Advanced)



DELE C2 (Superior / Proficiency)



* The discount rates above are available for UOWCHK current students, groups (minimum 10 students) and SPANISH WORLD students.

Please fill in and submit this supplementary Discount Form together with your registration form if apply with discount.



Step 1.

Online registration; one email address for one applicant



Step 2.

Official Application Form and payment method will be emailed from our office after you submit the online application. You will need to complete this step by the deadline specified by our office.


Step 3.

After receiving your registration form, HKID and proof of payment, we will register you in the DELE system. You will receive an automatic confirmation from Instituto Cervantes by email. (Please contact us in case you do not receive this email or there is any mistake regarding your personal information.)


Step 4.

Examination tickets, schedules and acknowledgement receipt will be emailed from our office. (Please contact us in case you have not received these documents ONE WEEK before the examination date. You will need these documents to access the examination venue at Telford Annex, Kowloon Bay.)


Step 5.

About changes of personal information out of DELE registration and exam period:

  1. In case there is any personal information wrong, you need to fill out the form and submit the day of the exam or earlier. You may change your information through the link




  1. Please read all the conditions in the Registration Form.
  2. Please complete all the spaces on the Registration Form. We will use this information to contact you and to inform you about the instructions for the examination, results, etc. Please include your e-mail address.
  3. Please write the date and sign the registration form. For candidates under 18, a parent/guardian needs to sign the form.
  4. If you change your address, before or after the examination, please contact your examination site.
  5. In case you are applying for a discount, please fill out DELE Discount Form.
  6. In case you need to cancel your registration, you have 14 days after the date of your registration form to do so, and be eligible for 100% refund.
  7. All the registration will be entered in the Instituto Cervantes System after the deadline on March 16, upon successful receipt of your application form and other supporting documents. Please contact us if you do not receive any document sent from the Instituto Cervantes system by March 18.
  8. Our examination center follows the COVID-19 measures established by the HK Government and UOWCHK. You will also be requested to provide proof of vaccination or negative test result within 72 hours before entering to our campus. If anyone fails to do so, their candidate status will be automatically cancelled. No refund nor supplementary examination will be arranged.
    supplementary examination will be arranged.

    We will be instituting new measures for access to our campuses aligned to the Government’s implementation of the “vaccine pass” in schools and post-secondary institutions.
    1. TWO doses of vaccine will be required by the end of April for those who are above 18 years old;
    2. At least ONE dose of vaccine will be required by the end of April for those who are 12 to 17 years old.
    3. If applicants fail to provide the vaccine proof, negative testing result within 72 hours must be required.
    4. There is an exemption of taking vaccine for those below 12 years old or with medical reason, but they still need to provide negative testing result within 72 hours.
  9. In the unlikely event of insufficient enrolment for DELE, UOWCHK reserves the right not to offer it.
  10. If due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control we need to cancel the exams, we will notify candidates as soon as possible.


DELE enquiries and certificate collection

Office Address:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UOWCHK

1/F, Le Billionnaire

46 Sa Po Road

Kowloon City, Kowloon

Office hour: 
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:45- 5:30 p.m
Sat 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (Close on Sunday and Public Holiday)

Email: uowchk-dele@uow.edu.au

Enquiry Lines: 2707 3113