German studies

About German studies

We offer a renowned program that allows you to track your progression against international benchmarks, giving you skills that are internationally relevant and transferable. There are flexible entry points (beginners, intermediate and proficient), ensuring language study at a level that suits your background.

Why study German?

German is the mother tongue of 110 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in Europe. It’ll give you access to a rich contemporary and historical culture, including literature, philosophy, music and the visual arts.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Clayton
Extended MajorNote Clayton
MinorNote Clayton

Studying a language at Monash

Knowing an international language and understanding global cultures are sought-after job skills that can help you set up your career in Australia or abroad. Whether you're a complete beginner or already proficient, we'll help you discover the world.

Career options

  • Tourism
  • Trade
  • Diplomacy
  • Communications and media
  • Interpreting and translating
  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Teaching

Overseas opportunities

We offer exciting overseas study opportunities at leading German and Austrian universities as well as generous scholarships funded by Monash and DADD, the German Academic Exchange Service.