Diploma in Japanese Language


This diploma is for people who are interested in the Japanese language and wish to gain language competency without completing an entire degree. It is ideal for those students taking an alternative degree programme at UC, as it can provide a point of difference upon graduation.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Diploma in Japanese Language. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Some diplomas have additional entry and course requirements; please check the Regulations for the Diploma in Japanese Language for full details.

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

The Diploma in Japanese Language is made up of a minimum total of 120 points, with at least 75 points for courses above 100-level.

A minimum of 75 points must be in language courses and up to 45 points can be from non-language Japanese courses.

Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees) provided you have not graduated with the diploma.

Subjects and courses

Courses within the DipJapaLang can be selected from a variety of language and non-language courses. For the up-to-date schedule visit the University Regulations website.

How to apply

Find out how to Apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Further study

The Diploma in Japanese Language can be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Japanese from UC.

More information

For the full diploma requirements see the Regulations for the Diploma in Japanese Language.

For more information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students) or visit the Liaison Office’s course planning page (new students), or a College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).