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Language Certificates

The Language Centre oversees SIELE and TestDaF examinations in Iceland.


The Language Centre now offers SIELE, an electronic language certification exam in Spanish. SIELE is an international, electronic proficiency exam organised by Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires. The exam consists of four test modules in the following skills: reading comprehension, listening, writing, and speaking. Students may take all of the four tests, or they may take individual modules separately. The exam is based on criteria established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Students may register and pay the exam fee on the SIELE website. The comprehensive exam costs EUR 155, and select modules cost between EUR 55-100. Further information about the cost of individual test modules is available on the SIELE website. The next SIELE exam is held in January 2018 at the Language Centre. For further information, contact Eyjólfur Már Sigurðsson, email:


The exam is aimed at students intending to study in Germany. Students may register and pay the EUR 150 exam fee on the TestDAF website.

Please note that beginning in 2018, only one exam will be held per year in Iceland. The next exam will be held 20 February. The registration deadline is 23 January.