Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

You can study one or two foreign languages alongside any degree in order to gain a Certificate in Languages.

In this way you can develop knowledge of another language and culture to enrich your other studies and graduate with an additional qualification.

Studying another language can increase your global awareness and extend your skills for careers or postgraduate study in Aotearoa New Zealand or around the world.

Programme structure

  • This is a 60-point programme consisting of four 15-point courses.
  • It includes courses in one or two foreign languages.
  • Two out of the four courses must be above Stage I.
  • Your level of competence will be assessed during enrolment to ensure you begin your study at the right level.
  • The CertLang is normally taken part-time and is equivalent to one semester of full-time study. 
  • The time you take to complete will depend on how you structure your enrolment.
  • You have considerable flexibility as to how you structure your study. 
  • You would usually enrol in courses for the CertLang at the same time as you are enrolled in courses for a degree.

Sample programme structure

Year One 30 points
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year two 30 points
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

To enrol in a Certificate in Languages you need to be currently enrolled in a degree at the University of Auckland, or have completed an undergraduate degree at any recognised university (or similar institution).

If you are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, you must obtain permission from your faculty to enrol in a CertLang alongside your postgraduate programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Programme requirements

To enrol in a Certificate in Languages you need to be currently enrolled in a degree at the University of Auckland, or have completed an undergraduate degree at any recognised university (or similar institution).

If you are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, you must obtain permission from your faculty to enrol in a CertLang alongside your postgraduate programme.

English language requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:

  • An international applicant whose first language is not English
  • A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5. See alternative English language requirements.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Certificate in Languages cost per year?

2018 fees

This is the estimated fee for an entire Certificate in Languages, which is usually completed part-time over several years.

Domestic students
NZ$3,000*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $406.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

Knowledge of another language is useful in many careers. You can add to your skills, distinguish yourself from other graduates and enhance your career opportunities. Language knowledge can add depth and context to your study of other subjects. It can also be an advantage for postgraduate study and research.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

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