Bachelor of Languages

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

This Bachelor of Languages is for committed language students and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop proficiency in one or more languages as well as an enhanced knowledge of the cultures(s) in which the language they are studying is spoken. Students who complete the program will therefore develop a heightened awareness of language as a system and of its role in society, as well as a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and of cultural difference. Languages available for study include: French Studies, German Studies, Spanish Studies, Indonesian Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Italian Studies, Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies.


  • This degree offers a flexible mix of prescribed study and elective courses. The compulsory component comprises one major, supplemented by two courses in a cognate field, forming an extended major
  • and one minor in another language or in Linguistics. The minor is a minimum requirement - you are free to use two of your elective choices to compile a second major if you wish. All languages offer different streams catering for students who have studied the language to Year 12 level (or equivalent) but also for anyone wanting to start learning a language from scratch. As a student of the Bachelor of Languages you will have the opportunity to spend at least one semester studying in a country where the language chosen for your major is spoken. With partners in all the relevant countries, this opportunity will boost language proficiency and develop understanding of another culture. Background speakers who wish to study their native language should consult the relevant language discipline for advice prior to application.


  • Chinese Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Spanish Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Prerequisite: a SACE Stage 2 Language Other Than English (LOTE) subject

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $105,000 No

Further information

The Bachelor of Languages can also be combined with most other degrees offered by the University of Adelaide. Students will need to apply for each program separately through SATAC, applying for one degree in first year and the other degree in a subsequent year (or mid-year when available). Students can complete both degrees in a total of 4 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent by selecting appropriate courses from the first year of study. If students are considering any concurrent combinations, they are strongly encouraged to contact the Faculty Office for more detailed information before lodging their SATAC application.

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