Diploma of Languages

The University of Melbourne

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.

Course Fee:

International: $44,736

Entry Requirements:

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


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.

Subjects you can Study:

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.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Part time 2 years
Parkville No info No Full time 1 year
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.


Why study with us 

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*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


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. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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