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, 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 examination. All parts should be retaken at a future date. 
Sample examination paper and past papers



Regular Rate for INDIVIDUAL application

  • HK$1,000 DELE A1 (Starter)
  • HK$1,000 DELE A1 Escolar (Starter Young Learners)
  • HK$1,125 DELE A2 (Elementary)
  • HK$1,300 DELE B1 (Lower Intermediate)
  • HK$1,300 DELE A2/B1 Escolar (Elementary/Lower Intermediate Young Learners)
  • HK$1,675 DELE B2 (Higher Intermediate)
  • HK$1,850 DELE C1 (Advanced)
  • HK$2,000 DELE C2 (Superior / Proficiency)

Discount Rate for GROUP/our own college current student application

  • HK$925 DELE A1 (Starter)
  • HK$925 DELE A1 Escolar (Starter Young Learners)
  • HK$1,040 DELE A2 (Elementary)
  • HK$1,200 DELE B1 (Lower Intermediate)
  • HK$1,200 DELE A2/B1 Escolar (Elementary/Lower Intermediate Young Learners)
  • HK$1,550 DELE B2 (Higher Intermediate)
  • HK$1,710 DELE C1 (Advanced)
  • HK$1,850 DELE C2 (Superior/Proficiency)

The discount rates above are ONLY available for UOWCHK/CCCU/CityU 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.

Payment Method

  • (1) direct deposit;
  • (2) ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (Bank Code 024)(A/C number: 359-300001-006) Account name: UOW College Hong Kong



A1,A1 Escolar, A2, B1, A2B1 Escolar, B2, C1, C2

22 November 2019 (Friday) for A1 Escolar and A2B1 Escolar
23 November 2019 (Saturday) for the rest of the levels

Please notice the following levels may have their oral interview in different dates if necessary:
Level B2: 24 November 2019
Levels C1 and C2: 22 November 2019

9:00 - 19:00

UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University
Telford Annex, Kowloon Bay

Registration Deadline:
9 October 2019 (Late application will NOT be accepted)



The following documentation is required:
  1. DELE Registration Form
  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. Payment proof of the Registration Fee

Please submit the completed Registration Form, together with the required documents to our email:

Office Address:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UOWCHK/CCCU
Room 6320, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [DELE application]

Office hour: 
Monday-Friday: 09:00-12:30; 13:45- 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 -12:00 noon (Close on Sunday and Public Holiday)

You will receive an automatic confirmation from Instituto Cervantes by email. Please contact us in case there is any mistake regarding your personal information.

In addition, registration confirmation and schedules will be mailed or 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.

For Mainland Students

Please notice DELE is going to be offered in more examination centers starting in 2019. Please check the official DELE website before registering in Hong Kong in case you have another examination center closer to you.



About changes of personal information out of DELE registration and exam period:
In case there is any personal information wrong, you need to fill out the form and submit the day of the exam or earlier.

Correction form

  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. 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 Line: 3442 9729