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Language Requirements

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Language Requirements

Below are the minimum levels for master's degrees languages listed. Some programs require higher levels of languages on its website.


Students who do not have Spanish as their first language must demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge of the language, spoken and written, through the Spanish Diploma for Foreign Language (DELE), granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain. The minimum level required for admission will be the B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Language requirements shall not be required to those students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country, upon presentation of the relevant documentation.

Students who have completed their university studies in Spanish Philology, Hispanic Studies or degrees similar in a non-English speaking country, and have no evidence of fulfilling the DELE B2 level will have to do an interview with the Director of the Master to evaluate their language skills in Spanish. Students who do not possess the DELE B2 level, but have obtained some of these degrees in China may be exempted by the Direction of the Master of this type of interview if they have the Spanish as Specialty Test Level 4 (EEE 4).

☛ Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)

Bandera Reino Unido - requisito idioma inglés

Since English is the official language of the program, a high level of knowledge of written and spoken English is required. This knowledge can be credited with the results of the TOEFL or IELTS, the Certificate of English at the Carlos III University of Madrid, or Cambridge ESOL. As a general rule, the following minimum scores are required:

  • TOEFL (paper test) score of 500
  • TOEFL (internet based test) score of 70
  • IELTS: average score of 6.0
  • Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of English (FCE)
  • Common European Framework (Languages): Level B2

The language requirements will not be required to those students whose mother tongue is English or students who have completed their undergraduate studies in English, upon presentation of the relevant documentation.

Bandera España-Reino Unido - requisito idioma bilingue

Those students whose native language is not Spanish, must prove their knowledge, spoken and written at a level equal to or higher than B2 DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a foreign language) issued by the Instituto Cervantes.

Those students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a level of knowledge, spoken and written at a level equal to or higher than B2 according to the European framework of reference for languages FCE (First Certificate in English).

Language courses

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The UC3M Language Center aims to foster the interest of the university community in languages and to organize and coordinate their teaching.

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