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



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 Exam: Friday, May 12

Date for Oral Interview: To be confirmed


A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 

Date for the Written Exam: Saturday, May 13

Date for the Oral Interview: To be confirmed

Dates for the Oral Interview: Our Examination Center will try to schedule all the oral interviews on the same date of the written exam. However, if we consider it necessary, we may schedule oral interviews for specific levels on Saturday, May 6. More information will be announced in due course.

Venue: UOW College Hong Kong. Kowloon City Campus, 83 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City; KLN

Schedule: To be confirmed by our examination Center


Deadline to register and upload all supporting documents: March 15, 12 noon. No late registration will be accepted.



Individual application

Discount Rate*

12 May 2023 (Fri)

DELE A1 Escolar
(Starter Young Learners)



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



13 May 2023 (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), students enrolled in our DELE preparation courses and mock exams, and SPANISH WORLD students.

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


Step 1.

Online registration; one email address for one applicant.

All supporting documents need to be uploaded before submission.

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/HATiD7G66dLssAzR7

Step 2.

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 around March 15.

(Please contact us in case you do not receive this email)

Step 3.

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)

Changes of Personal Information

Please review your personal information when you receive the confirmation email from Instituto Cervantes around March 15, 2023. In case there is any personal information wrong, you need to fill out DELE Correction Form and submit it to us as soon as possible.

If you need to change personal information after the exam or in the future, you can do it directly through the DELE portal following this 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 15. 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 15
  8. For the examination venue: We will be instituting new measures for access to our campuses aligned to the Government’s guidelines.
  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.

About results

Instituto Cervantes will release the results thru their DELE portal. All candidates will receive an email from them when the results are released. The official certificates will not be available until at least 6 months after the exams have taken place.

DELE Preparation Courses and Mock Exams


For any additional information about DELE preparation courses and mock exams, please contact our DELE Exams Coordinator: Maria Jose PAREJA LOPEZ, mjplopez@uow.edu.au


DELE enquiries and certificate collection

Office Address:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UOWCHK
1/F, Le Billionaire
46 Sa Po Road
Kowloon City, Kowloon

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

Email: uowchk-fah@uow.edu.au

Enquiry Lines: 2707 3113

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