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 exam for obtaining the DELEs (A1, A1 Young Learners, A2, B1, A2/B1 Young Learners, 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 exam. All parts should be retaken at a future date.
Sample exam paper and past papers


Regular Rate

  • HK$905 DELE A1 (Starter)
  • HK$905 DELE A1 Escolar (Starter Young Learners)
  • HK$1,025 DELE A2 (Elementary)
  • HK$1,170 DELE B1 (Lower Intermediate)
  • HK$1,170 DELE A2/B1 Escolar (Elementary/Lower Intermediate Young Learners)
  • HK$1,510 DELE B2 (Higher Intermediate)
  • HK$1,685 DELE C1 (Advanced)
  • HK$1,805 DELE C2 (Superior / Proficiency)

Discount Rate

# The discount rates below are available for CityU/UOWCHK/CCCU current students, groups (minimum 10 students), SPANISH WORLD students, GAIA Language Center Students and students taking our preparation course:

  • HK$835 DELE A1 (Starter)
  • HK$835 DELE A1 Escolar (Starter Young Learners)
  • HK$950 DELE A2 (Elementary)
  • HK$1,080 DELE B1 (Lower Intermediate)
  • HK$1,080 DELE A2/B1 Escolar (Elementary/Lower Intermediate Young Learners)
  • HK$1,395 DELE B2 (Higher Intermediate)
  • HK$1,560 DELE C1 (Advanced)
  • HK$1,670 DELE C2 (Superior/Proficiency)

*Please fill in and submit this supplementary sheet together with your registration form if apply with discount. DELE Discount Form (Download Here)

Registration fees can be paid by:

1) direct deposit or 2) ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (Bank Code 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-006) or by 3) cheque.
Cheque in HK$ should be crossed and made payable to “UOW College Hong Kong” .

*Please note that cash payment option is not available at Hong Kong Examination Centre*


Level: A1 Escolar, A2/B1 Escolar
Date: 9 November 2018 (Friday).

Level: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2
Date: 10 November 2018 (Saturday). 
The oral expression and interaction component of the exam may be scheduled on 9 November 2018, for candidates taking level C1 and C2, if considered necessary by the Examination Centre.

Time: 9:00 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
Venue: UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, Telford Annex,  
             Kowloon Bay.

Exams for the Diploma de Español register from 3 September 2018 to 3 October 2018. (NO application will be accepted after 3 October 2018.)

Applicants can register for the DELE exam at the Spanish Section, Division of Languages and Communication (accredited examination site). The following documentation is required:
  1. Registration form. : Formulario de Solicitud de Inscripcion DELE 2018
  2. Photocopy of one I.D. with the following personal information: picture, full name, place and date of birth, and nationality. The personal information provided in the registration form must be the same as that of the picture I.D. Applicants will be required to present the original I.D. document at the time of the examination.
  3. Registration fees can be paid by 1) direct deposit or 2) ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (Bank Code 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-006) or by 3) cheque.
    Cheque in HK$ should be crossed and made payable to “UOW College Hong Kong” .
    *Please note that cash payment option is not available at Hong Kong Examination Centre*
  4. Please mail or hand in the form together with payment of receipt for exam fee and a photocopy of one I.D./Passport to Division of Languages and Communication, Room 6320, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [DELE application] before 3 October 2018.
  5. 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)
  6. You will receive an automatic confirmation from Instituto Cervantes by email. In addition, registration confirmation and schedules will be mailed or emailed from Community College of City University. In case you have not received these documents one week before the exam date, please contact our office.
For Mainland Students (Click Here for Chinese Guidelines)
  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 exam, results, etc. Please include your e-mail address if you have one.
  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 exam, please contact your examination site.
  5. In case you are applying for a discount, please fill out this form. DELE Discount Form (Download Here)
  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. In case you need to change your level after you have submitted your registration form, you can do it before 3 October 2018. Should the new level be more expensive, you need to pay the difference. In case it is cheaper, no refund will be made for the difference.
  8. In the unlikely event of insufficient enrolment for DELE, UOWCHK/CCCU reserves the right not to offer it.

For more information, please contact us by:


Enquiry Lines: 3442 8695 / 3442 9729

Ms. Maria Jose Pareja, Coordinator of the Spanish Section