Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

You can study for the DipLang alongside any degree or take it alone and study part-time.*

Choose from a wide range of languages, with courses available for beginners as well as students with prior knowledge. Become a more aware global citizen as you develop an informed, in-depth understanding of another culture.

Use your study of another language to enrich your interests in art history, literature, history, film, music, international relations, linguistics or international business. Knowledge of another language can also benefit postgraduate study and research.

Equip yourself with a distinctive skill set which can enhance your career options in our globalised economy.

*Entry requirements are changing for 2019, subject to approval. For 2019 you may be admitted if you have University Entrance and Dean’s approval.

Programme structure

  • This is a 120-point programme consisting of eight 15-point courses.
  • It includes courses in one or two foreign languages.
  • At least half your courses will be at more advanced levels, including at least two courses at Stage III.
  • Your level of competence will be assessed during enrolment to ensure you begin your study at the right level.
  • The DipLang is normally taken part-time and is equivalent to one year 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.
  • As part of your DipLang you may also be able to count one or more language courses you have taken towards another programme. (This includes General Education courses.)
  • Not all language courses can be taken for the DipLang. You must choose your courses from those listed in the DipLang schedule.

Languages available

  • Chinese
  • Cook Islands Maori
  • Egyptian (taught under Ancient History)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Māori
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Spanish
  • Tongan

Sample programme structure

Year one 30 points

  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts

Year two 30 points

  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language two
    Points:
    15 pts

Year three 30 points

  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language two
    Points:
    15 pts

Year four 30 points

  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Language one
    Points:
    15 pts

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    26

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Guaranteed grade requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

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

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    26
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
    Score required
    CCC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Guaranteed grade requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

Other pathways to study

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

How much does a Diploma in Languages cost per year?

2019 fees

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

Domestic students
NZ$6,120*
International students
NZ$28,696*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 for full-time study (120 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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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

Summer School 2019
1 December 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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How to apply

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

Where could this programme take you?

Many employers in business and trade value staff with international language skills. Knowledge of other languages and cultures can also be valuable for careers in the media, tourism and teaching English as a second language. You can also extend opportunities for teaching in New Zealand schools. The DipLang will give you language skills appropriate for teaching a language in secondary schools up to Year 13 after also completing a qualification in teaching.

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