Diploma of Language Studies

No room for a language in your degree?

If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or combined degree at the University of Sydney, you can enroll concurrently in the Diploma of Language Studies. This lets you include a language as part of your studies, useful if your degree has no room for a further language major, or you have exhausted your junior credit points, or you simply wish to add the diploma to your qualifications.

Apply online for the Diploma of Language Studies. Applications for Semester 1 2014 close 31 January 2014.

The Diploma of Language Studies is also open to you if

  • you are a student from another recognised tertiary institution and are currently enrolled in and undergraduate or combined degree; or
  • you have been awarded, or are eligible for the award of an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

Pathways in the Diploma of Language Studies

Standard pathway
The standard suggested pathway for the Diploma of Language Studies consists of the completion of 48 credit points (8 units of study) studying part time over 3 years, although depending on a student's situation it can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. (The maximum time that can be taken is 6 years).

Accelerated mode
A new intensive pathway is being introduced for the 2015 academic year, commening on 5 January. It will allow beginners in Japanese, Korean and Spanish to complete the Diploma in 14 months. In 2016 Indonesian will be introduced. For further information on the Diploma's Accelerated Mode, go to the FASS Future Students Diploma of Language Studies page.