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Learn a Language Cross-Institutionally

Add a Language to your UC degree

  • Students can choose to study any language at any approved tertiary institution, provided there is sufficient space in their degree and that course convener approval has been received.
  • Students wishing to learn a language will need to apply for cross-institutional study.

IMPORTANT: All cross-institutional students must finalise their ANU enrolment process by the end of Orientation Week in their chosen semester of study. ANU term dates are available on-line at http://about.anu.edu.au/principal-dates/semester-dates.

New UC Students

All students wishing to study a language will need to follow the regular UC Cross-Institutional Studies process as outlined below:

Students who have not previously completed language units at UC are not obligated to choose ANU as their institution for cross-institutional language studies, and they are able to study any language they desire, provided there is adequate space in their degree.

All students will be required to complete the Request for Approval of Cross-Institutional Studies Form (63.3KB, PDF) and obtain approval from their course convener before submitting the form to Student Central in Building 1. Students enrolled in a degree offered by the Faculty of Arts and Design are able to have their UC Cross-Institutional Forms approved and signed by the Faculty's Administrative Course Conveners (located in Building 1, Level B, within Student Central). All other students will need to contact their own course convener for approval (to ensure there is sufficient space in their structure, to study a language).

Once processed, students will receive the UC approval letter, which they will need to forward directly to the external institution where they have chosen to undertake cross-institutional studies (along with any other application form and supporting documentation required by their chosen external institution).

When undertaking cross-institutional studies at another institution, students are responsible for forwarding an official copy of their results from the external institution to the Student Progress & Graduation Office, Student Administration, University of Canberra ACT 2601, for noting on their UC academic record.

Re-enrolling at ANU

Students who have already been through the above process and enrolled at ANU, will not be required to complete placement tests or submit new ANU application forms. As long as UC approval for future language units to be completed at ANU, has been given, continuing students will be able to enroll themselves (directly through the ANU system) in the next appropriate language unit. Please refer to the following documents from ANU for further information on how to proceed:

All students with previous language experience are required to take a placement test to determine their individual proficiency.

Placement Tests for language enrolments at ANU will take place during Orientation Week of each semester. ANU principal dates are available online at http://about.anu.edu.au/principal-dates/semester-dates 

All applicants will be contacted by ANU and will be allocated a student ID and email address along with instructions on how to undertake the placement test.

Placement tests outside of the set dates may be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Once placement tests results are determined, each applicant will receive an offer letter outlining which unit(s) they are eligible to study at ANU. Students will need to visit the ANU Student Centre to enroll in their ANU units. Specific enrolment information will be provided by ANU.

Students who have previously completed a language unit at ANU will not need to sit the placement test again. Continuing students will be able to enroll in the next appropriate language unit directly at ANU (please refer to Procedures for Cross-institutional Study at ANU).

ANU Course Information and Timetabling

Students should contact ANU directly for specific course advice and information.

A complete description of each course (unit) on offer at ANU - including contact hours, learning outcomes, assessments, textbooks, and academic contacts – is available on-line in the ANU handbook: http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/

Students can access the ANU Timetable here: http://timetable.anu.edu.au/

Student Email

Students should forward any emails sent to their ANU email account to their UC student email account (or their personal email account) to ensure that they receive all relevant correspondence. Instructions of how to access and forward emails can be found at: http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/

Re-enrolment Process at ANU

Students who have already been through the ANU application and enrolment process and enrolled at ANU, will not be required to complete placement tests or submit new ANU application forms.

As long as UC approval for future language units to be completed at ANU, has been given, continuing students will be able to enroll themselves (directly through the ANU system) in the next appropriate language unit.

Please refer to the following documents from ANU for further information on how to proceed: