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 2020 DELE exams is now OPEN. Download this application form to apply before March 18th.

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 DATES FOR 2020 ARE MAY 15th and 16th

Exam Registration Fees 

Nivel A1 


Nivel A1 Escolar 


Nivel A2 


Nivel A2 Escolar


Nivel B1 


Nivel B1 Escolar


Nivel B2 


Nivel C1 


Nivel C2 


In order to register for the exam, the following documentation must be supplied:

  1. An application form.
  2. A photocopy of a form of ID (passport, driving license).
  3. Exam fee payable by cheque, bank draft or postal order made payable to ‘Dept of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, UCC’
  4. Postal address for applications: Dept of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork.

Absolute closing date for receipt of all applications and fees is March 18th.  

Registration enquiries can be emailed to