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The Centre for Foreign Language Study

External Language Certification

Durham University is an approved examination centre for certificates issued by the following external bodies:

German: Goethe Institut

Italian: CILS - issued by the Università per Stranieri di Siena

Spanish: DELE - issued by the Instituto Cervantes

Next examination dates are:

Examination dates

Registration closing date


9 June 2017

31 May 2017


8 June 2017

28 April 2017


13 May 2017 (written exam)
8 - 13 May 2017 (oral exam)

27 March 2017

Examinations are set at levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).