Diploma in Languages
- Enhance your international employability and develop language and cultural skills to set you up for a global career.
- UQ is home to one of Australia's leading language schools providing outstanding teaching and research of major world languages and cultures.
- Study the diploma alongside your UQ degree and choose from one of nine languages, as well as Chinese Translation and Interpreting.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Ancient Greek
- Chinese Translation and Interpreting
How you'll learn
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Overseas study
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'.
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- International business translator/interpreter
- Foreign language analyst
- Corporate travel consultant
- Diplomatic officer
- Language teacher
- International language tutor
- Language program manager
- Travel translator/interpreter
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Diploma in Languages are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2022:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Additional application information
If you were to transfer credit from the bachelor degree program to the diploma, you would then have that credit cancelled from the bachelor degree program.
The only exception is if you choose to not complete the diploma, in which case you may be eligible for some credit towards your bachelor degree program.
For more information, contact the faculty that administers your bachelor degree program.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Diploma in Languages are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
How to apply
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.