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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Diploma in Languages

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 that can enhance your career options in our globalized economy.

Languages available

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

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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.

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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. 
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

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

  • First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  • You must also meet the rank score for this program. 
  • You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  • Some programs have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.


You need to have one of the following:

  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Karnataka, Maharashtra, and West Bengal State Board Examinations with a minimum of 70 percent in English.
  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 80 percent in all other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations with a minimum of 75 percent in English.


You need to have the following:

  • Entry from secondary school qualifications is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

You need to have the following:

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects, with at least a ‘C’ grade or higher. General Studies or similar general paper 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.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 32280 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
    Application Fee: 100 NZD
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