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Programa DiLe



The DiLe is especially designed for incoming students from all over the world who would like to perfect their Spanish language skills and enhance their knowledge about the history, politics as well as the cultural and literary heritage of the Hispanic World.  Students take a mandatory language course and a selection of courses on various aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.  If they so choose, students may direct enroll in up to two UG courses in departments such as Anthropology, Linguistics, Psychology, Physics, Economics, Pre-Law among others.

Students will earn 30 ECTS. 

Course of Study
Course of Study>

Course Offering

Sample Semester



Obligatory Modules



Spanish Oral and Written Communication


Optional Modules

(choose three courses from the list below)


Spain Today: Politics, Society and Economy

Contemporary Spanish Narrative: Novel and Short Story

Spanish Art

Cinema and Music

Spanish and its Culture

Regular UG courses taken by students in the past:

Psychology:       Motivación y Emoción

Anthropology:  Antropología Urbana

                               Antropología de los mundos contemporáneos

Pre-Law:             Derecho de la Unión Europea

Linguistics:          Lingüística Contrastiva (Inglés / Español)

Philosophy:        Teoría del conocimiento



Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements>

Who can apply?

Official non-Spanish college/university student (undergraduate or graduate)

Graduates from a non-Spanish university          

High School graduates from a non-Spanish speaking country

Spanish Language Requirements

All applicants must be non-native speakers of Spanish and provide proof of their Spanish language ability. Minimum required Spanish proficiency level is B1, recommended proficiency level B2

Accepted certificates:

ACLES Certificates from Spanish Universities: CertAcles B1

UNICERT Certificate: Level 1

CLES Certificate: CLES 1

Escuela Oficial De Idiomas (R.D. 1629/2006): INTERMEDIO 2

Escuela Oficial De Idiomas (R.D. 967/1988): 3º CURSO CICLO ELEMENTAL

Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) (Req. pass 4 major competencies): 40-59

Instituto Cervantes – Diplomas De Español Como Lengua Extranjera (DELE): Nivel B1

The European Language Certificates (TELC): TELC B1

CELU (Certificado de Español: Lengua y Uso) del Consorcio ELSE (Español Segunda Lengua o Extranjera): intermediate

CELA (Certificados de Español como Lengua Adicional): B1


Please note if you do not have a certificate that can attest your level of Spanish, or you are unsure about your current level, the UAM will send you a level test. 

At the UAM, we offer an Intensive Spanish Language Course that is divided into different modules and highly recommended to all students who are not past the intermediate level of Spanish.  It is the best way to prepare for the DiLe. 


Calendar 2016-2017


1st Semester

2nd Semester



March 25  – June 15

September 1 – November 30


Rolling Admission

Rolling Admission

Registration Deadline

July 22

December 12



January 19


September 12 – December 16

January  23 – May 5

We recommend that all students come to Madrid at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester in order to settle in and become familiar with the University.


You can enter the program (1) as a free mover, or (2) through a University agreement:
1)Free mover: All students meeting the requirements will be admitted on a first come first served basis until all places are taken.
2)Through University Agreements (university students only): Students will be admitted under the terms of the bilateral Agreement with their home University.

Please scan and send the following to

  1. Application form
  2. Passport or National ID (for EU citizens)
  3. Record of transcripts / academic transcript showing the courses you have taken and the grades you have earned
  4. Proof of Spanish language proficiency level

Once you have been admitted to the program, you will have to pay a deposit to reserve your place in the program: 250 € (for one semester) or 500 € (full academic year).

Tuition Fees
Tuition Fees>

2.400 € for one semester                                           

Once you have been admitted to the program, a 250 € non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure your place in the program.  You will receive an email with payment instructions.

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