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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.

What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test?

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. Please visit the official JLPT website by Japan Foundation for general information.

See our JLPT FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.

JLPT December 2015 Results

The results of the JLPT December 2015 are now available online. The link will be closed at 17:00 (Japan time) on 31st March. Your hardcopy results will be posted individually from the end of February.

JLPT in London, 2016

Next Exam: Sunday, 3 July
Venue: The Vernon Square campus, SOAS, University of London
Time: You will be asked to arrive by 13:00
Fee: Please see the section below

JLPT Online Application

Applications for next exam (July 2016) will be available from mid March 2016.

Fees and Payment

Please make your payment via the online link which will appear once you submit your online application.

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 December 2015 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 jlpt@soas.ac.uk.

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide December 2015  Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.

Preparatory Classes

Preparatory classes for the Proficiency Test are not currently being offered by SOAS Language Centre for December 2015 Test.