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.
Spanish Oral and Written Communication
(choose three courses from the list below)
Spain Today: Politics, Society and Economy
Contemporary Spanish Narrative: Novel and Short Story
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
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
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.
March 25 – June 15
September 1 – November 30
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.
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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).
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.