The University of Melbourne

Diploma of Languages

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00116K

The Diploma in Languages offers graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne the opportunity to study one of 12 languages concurrently with their degrees, leading to a second qualification alongside their main course. Studying a language through the Diploma in Languages enables you to focus on your desired field of study without missing out on the opportunity to improve your competitiveness in the international career market with a language qualification. It can be taken by students without previous language training, or by those seeking to develop existing language skills. Language proficiency tests are conducted to determine the study entry point for for incoming students.


  • All students are required to complete 100 points in the program. The diploma is based on proficiency, so each student must meet the requirements of each level before they can proceed to the next level. Level 1: 25 points (2 subjects)
  • Level 2: 37.50 points (3 subjects)
  • Level 3: 37.50 points (3 subjects). At each level, students may need to study a mix of compulsory and elective subjects.


  • Specialisations include Ancient Greek, Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Hebrew, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin, Russian Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Standard entry requirements

Concurrent enrolment in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree or an approved graduate coursework or research higher degree program.

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