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.

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

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

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

If you are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, you must obtain permission from your faculty to enrol in a DipLang 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 Diploma in Languages you need to be currently enrolled in a degree at the University of Auckland, or have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution).

If you are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, you must obtain permission from your faculty to enrol in a DipLang 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 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$6,000*
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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 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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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 Two 2018
4 July 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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