Languages - A0501


Diploma (available for concurrent study alongside your degree)

The Diploma of Languages will provide you with the opportunity to complete a major in one of the languages offered by the University, while completing a single or double bachelor's degree.

It will allow you to study your chosen language starting from a number of different entry points - whether you are an absolute beginner or have studied the language in VCE or overseas. You will also an understanding of the culture and society, history and media required to effectively communicate in a language.

At a glance


Course offered to domestic students only

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Taken part-time over two to three years.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Diploma of Languages
Course Handbook

Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


This diploma must be undertaken concurrently with a Monash bachelor's single or double degree. Approval from the faculty offering the primary course of enrolment for the student is required.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The Diploma of Languages comprises of a 48 point language major and is undertaken concurrently while completing a Monash bachelor’s single or double degree.  The course is completed part time over two to three years.

The course requires you to study the equivalent of one further year of full-time study, taken part-time over three years. This means that units studied in your bachelor's/double degree cannot be credited into your Diploma of Languages or from your Diploma of Languages into your bachelor's/double degree. They can be credited to either course but not both.

Making the application

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.