Diploma of Languages

The University of Melbourne

This program enables students to gain a qualification in language study while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. It can be taken by students without previous language training, or by those seeking to develop existing language skills. Studying a language through the program enables students to focus on their desired majors of study without missing out on the opportunity to improve their competitiveness in the international career market with a language qualification.

Course Fee:

International: $32,512

Entry Requirements:

Current enrolment in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Music and Science degrees at the University of Melbourne. Also available to students currently enrolled in selected masters and doctoral degrees.


The Diploma in Languages is a concurrent diploma that is taken in conjunction with a bachelors degree, and may not be taken on its own. The Diploma consists of a three-year sequence of first, second and third-year language study and may add up to one year to the duration of the student's degree. In fast track mode both the Degree and Diploma may be completed in three years.

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient Greek; Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Hebrew; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Latin; Russian; Spanish.

Study Pathways:

The DL provides a pathway to graduate level language study.

Further information:

The final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages may be HECS-exempt for some students. Students can begin the Diploma in Languages at the same time as their undergraduate degree, or at any time up to the start of the final semester. If students decide to begin the Diploma later in their degree, they need to have studied the language as part of their degree and their study options may be limited.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 3 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Admission and Selection

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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