The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork is the only official Instituto Cervantes Examining Centre in Munster. In this role the Department is responsible for administering the DELE (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language) examinations, as well as providing students with extracurricular language courses from A1 to B2 level.

Registration for 2019 DELE exams is now closed. The next round of exams will take place in May 2020 and registration will open in January 2020.

These Diplomas are the only official qualifications issued by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, accrediting levels of competence and command of the Spanish language and are internationally recognised by corporations, Chambers of Commerce and private and public educational institutions. These qualifications do not expire.

The exams are open to members of the public and are offered at six levels.

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Exam Registration Fees (2019)

Nivel A1 


Nivel A1 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) 


Nivel A2 


Nivel A2 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) 


Nivel B1 


Nivel B1 Escolar (Instituto Cervantes Dublin only) 


Nivel B2 


Nivel C1 


Nivel C2 


If you have any queries in relation to the levels please contact DELE co-ordinator Eugenia Bolado Colina (