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General Information

General Information

The laws governing the obtaining of Spanish Citizenship require, among other requirements, a pass mark on the exams designed and administered by the Cervantes Institute: DELE Spanish diploma (level A2 or higher) and Test on constitutional and sociocultural aspects of Spain-CCSE.

* Minors and persons under guardianship are exempt from the two exams. Those who have citizenship in countries or territories where Spanish is the official language are exempt from the DELE (exam determining command of the language).


For further information, you can check:

- The Cervantes Institute website

- The Minister of Justice website.


For issues or emergencies, please contact:

- The Cervantes Institute (Phone number: 91 436 76 00)


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Test on constitutional and sociocultural aspects of Spain-CCSE (this exam demonstrates candidates' knowledge of the Spanish Constitution and aspects of Spanish culture and life)

The Knowledge test on Spanish Constitution, Society and Culture (CCSE, in Spanish) is conducted by the Cervantes Institute. It consists of 25 closed-ended answer questions, 15 of which must be answered correctly. Sixty per cent of the questions are on matters regarding the Spanish government, law and citizenship, and the remaining 40% is on Spanish culture, history and society.


Registration and payment for exam must be made online at the Cervantes Institute website:

Registration entitles candidates to sit two exam sessions, both at the same center. If the certificate is not obtained in the first sitting, candidates will have a second opportunity to sit the test within the 18 months after the first sitting, without having to pay another fee.



  • Exam venue: University of Deusto (Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses).
  • Price: 85 €.
  • Exam dates:
    • September 10th, 2020 (Registration deadline: August 20th)
    • Septmber 24th, 2020 (Registration deadline: September 3th)
    • October 8th, 2020 (Registration deadline: September 17th)
    • October 29th, 2020 (Registration deadline: October 8th)
    • November 12th, 2020 (Registration deadline: October 22nd)
    • November 26th, 2020 (Registration deadline: November 5th)
    • February 25th, 2021 (Registration deadline: February 4th)
    • March 25th, 2021 (Registration deadline: March 4th)
    • April 29th, 2021 (Registration deadline: April 8th)
    • May 27th, 2021 (Registration deadline: May 6th)
    • June 24th, 2021 (Registration deadline:June 3th)
      • For furter information on all DELE exam levels and dates, and for CCSE test dates please click here


Once the test has been made, the Cervantes Institute will publish the results and will inform each candidate by email, within approximately 20 days. Candidates have one month from the publication of the results to submit a request for exam revision, if required.

Candidates can have access to their electronic certification for the CCSE test in their private area at: This Digital Certificate has an official character, as it is electronically signed by the Cervantes Institute. This certificate is valid for 4 years.

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DELE Spanish Diploma




SCHOOL OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCESAvda. de las Universidades 2448007 Bilbao, EspañaTel.: (+34) 94 413 90
Office hours:
Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 2:00pm and from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm
NATIONALITY EXAMS: DELE, CCSEAvda. de las Universidades 2448007 Bilbao, EspañaTel.: (+34) 94 413 90
Office hours:
Monday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday and Friday from 09:00am to 1:00pm