Institut Ramon LLull

Catalan Language Certificates

1st Call 2023

The Institut Ramon Llull is the body responsible for assessing and certificating students’ knowledge of Catalan outside the Catalan-speaking area. 

According to current regulations, the Institut’s exams are aimed at people who reside outside the linguistic domain of the Catalan language and in Alghero. If this is your case, you will need to present proof of residence when you register.


Do you want to know if you can register?

Select your country from the dropdown and, if requested, enter the postal code of your town of residence (verifiable):

Examination venues

Aix-en-Provence, Alghero, Amherst, Amsterdam, Bari, Belgrade, Berlin, Birmingham, Bochum, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cork, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Granada, Grenoble, Guayaquil, Havana, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Konstanz, Leipzig, Lille, Lisboa, Ljubljana, London, Lorient, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Rennes, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santiago de Compostela, Saragossa, Sassari, Seville, Sheffield, Siena, Szeged, Toulouse, Tübingen, Turin, Tuscaloosa, Venice, Verona, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Warsaw and Zadar.

First call calendar

Registration and payment deadline

from 21/02/2023 until 27/03/2023

Publication of the provisional list of accepted and rejected applications31/03/2023
Amendment periodfrom 03/04/2023 to 18/04/2023
Publication of the definitive list of accepted and rejected applications


Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test06/05/2023
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 06/05/2023
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test


Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test20/05/2023
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test13/05/2023
Publication of results


Date of oral exams: interested parties will be notified on the day of the written exams.


  • Basic user – elementary (A2) €30
  • Independent user – intermediate (B1) €35
  • Independent user – upper intermediate (B2) €35
  • Proficient user – advanced (C1) €40
  • Proficient user – proficiency (C2) €40

Any location in Africa, Central and South America and the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

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