Student frequently asked questions
- Where is room xxx? See Maps: Parkville buildings
- I need to contact the student centre
- Does Asia Institute offer short courses?
- How do I apply for CAP?
- How do I enrol in a language subject if I am not doing an Arts degree?
- How do I apply to study BA?
- I would like to take the LOTE examination. How?
- Can I learn an Asian language as a beginner?
- Are any scholarships / grants available?
- How do I find a supervisor in Asia Institute for my research?
- What facilities does Asia Institute provide for graduate students?
- Are any courses offered by distance study or on-line?
- How do I look for courses, subjects and specialisations on-line?
- Where is the contact list for academic/professional staff?
- I have problem with my computer. Whom I should contact?
Does Asia Institute offer short courses?
No, not directly.
How do I apply for CAP?
All applicants must apply directly to the Faculty of Arts. Application procedures, fees and forms are available from The Bachelor of Arts Single Subject Study (Community Access Program) web page.
How do I enroll in a language subject if I am not doing an Arts Degree?
If you are not enrolled in any degree in the University you can apply to do single subjects as a non-degree student via The Bachelor of Arts Single Subject Study (Community Access Program) web page.
If you are enrolled in a University of Melbourne degree you can either (1) apply directly to the Faculty of Arts for a concurrent Diploma in Languages or (2) request your non-Arts Faculty to add language subjects to your current degree (most Faculties allow subjects from Arts to be included as part of their degree structure).
How do I apply to study a Bachelor of Arts?
All application information is available from the Bachelor of Arts How To Apply web page.
I would like to take the LOTE examination. How?
LOTE examinations are held twice a year, in January and June for each language. More information and applications can be found on the LOTE accreditation exams web page.
Can I learn an Asian language as a beginner?
Yes - many students start an Asian language with no or little prior knowledge of it. Placement tests, interviews, and introductory meetings are held prior to the commencement of each semester in order to determine the appropriate level of entry into a language program. More details on the time and place of these are available online Language Interviews and Placement Tests web page or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Are any scholarships / grants available?
The Faculty of Arts offers a number of scholarships and prizes pertaining to language study. For further information please visit the Scholarships web page.
Melbourne Global Mobility offers a number of scholarships opportunities for study overseas and facilitates student exchange programs. For further information visit the Melbourne Global Mobility Funding and Scholarships web page.
Melbourne Scholarships offers new scholarships annually to students wishing to study at The University of Melbourne. For a full list of scholarships available to undergraduate students please visit the Melbourne Scholarships Undergraduate scholarships web page.
How do I find a supervisor in Asia Institute for my research?
Contact the course coordinator in the first instance. He/she can provide advice regarding suitable supervisors within Asia Institute and maybe external to Asia Institute. Please visit the Asia Institute Research web page for information on the research interests of academics in Asia Institute.
What facilities does Asia Institute provide for graduate students?
Aside from the facilities provided by the Faculty of Arts and the School of Graduate Studies, Asia Institute provides additional facilities and resources specifically for its students. For further information please see Facilities at Asia Institute.
Are any courses offered by distance study or on-line?
Currently there are no distance education undergraduate or graduate courses.
How do I search courses, subjects and specialisations on-line?
Please go to the Course and subject Handbook