Japanese Language Proficiency Test
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In the UK the test is administered by SOAS Language Centre, University of London (and separately at the University of Edinburgh) on behalf of the Japan Foundation.
In 2010 the old 4-level JLPT changed into a new 5-level JLPT: N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5.
A middle level (N3) has been added to bridge the gap between the former Level 3 and Level 2.
For details of this change see on the official website of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, administered by the Japan Foundation. That page is in Japanese.
JLPT December 2014 Test Results
Results are now available online. Please note the hard copy will be sent out individually. Attention: for checking the results online you will need the password which is on your exam voucher (the small eight digit one at the left bottom).
JLPT Online Application
The online application for JLPT July 2015 is available now. The deadline of the online application is the 10th April 2015.
However, we are likely to close the application earlier than this date. When the application is closed, it will be announced on this webpage and the JLPT Twitter (@soasjlpt).
You will be registered officially only after both your application and payment are confirmed. Please note that the exam fee is NOT refundable unless a cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation or SOAS. Please read the test guide (attached below) about this matter.
If you need special arrangements, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) as early as possible in order to gain the special application form.
Fees and Payment
The fee for the JLPT exam is £75 for each level.
No refund will be available under any circumstances once your payment has been accepted unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation or SOAS. Read the JLPT Test Guide July 2015 (pdf; 5mb) for the terms and conditions of the JLPT exam, new version soon out.
Level change requests are only acceptable before the application deadline and must be made in writing to email@example.com.
The JLPT Test Guide
Download the JLPT Test Guide July 2015 (pdf; 5mb) Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.
The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. In the UK the test is administered by SOAS Language Centre, University of London, on behalf of the Japan Foundation.
Preparatory classes for the Proficiency Test are normally held at SOAS Language Centre from September to November and from April to June.