Registration Guidelines

The registration procedure, governed by the Registrar, Office of Academic Services (OAS), is as follows:

1. Select the course of your choice online and then register in STARS (Student automated Registration System). Do this as soon as the online system is open for registration.
2. Admission to all MLE Level 1 courses is restricted to first-time learners only. Students with prior learning time in the language, be it formerly in other institutions or through self-study, are not eligible for admission. Students have to declare that they have no previous study of the language, otherwise they will not be allocated the course even if places are available. Disciplinary actions will be taken against students who make false declarations.
3. Important: Students who wish to enroll in a higher level course are required to take a placement test to determine their level of language proficiency. Click here for test dates and registration details.
4. Subject to class availability, students are assigned a course of their choice from the waitlist. This is subject to the maximum class size and according to University's priority in consultation with the Schools.
5. There is no restriction on the number of modern language electives that you can register in a semester. However, the maximum number of AUs allowed is pre-determined by your School.

In order to increase your chance of being enrolled to the courses of your choice, you should register for an alternative course. You have to decide whether to add or drop a course within the Add/Drop period (which is during the first two weeks of the semester).

  • Attend the first two tutorials in Week 2 of all courses that you have registered for. Ensure that you only register for a course that does not clash with your own Class Time Table.

  • REMINDER: (a) You must drop the course any time before the end of Week 2 (the end of the Add/Drop period), if you do not wish to continue with the elective. Otherwise, your registration is considered final and confirmed for the semester. A student who is still registered for a course after the Add/Drop period but did not attend lessons nor sit for any of the semester tests will be deemed to have read and failed the course. An "F" will appear on his/her official transcript. (b) In order to add a course, you must attend the classes for that course at the beginning of the semester. You are not allowed to add a course when you have not attended the first two tutorials in Week 2.

7. Students are not allowed to audit a course. Only students registered for courses are allowed to attend classes and are eligible to sit for the exams.
8. Classes for all modern language electives start in Week 2 of the semester.


If you encounter any problems, you can seek assistance by sending an email to OAS at or calling CML at 6513 7634.