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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 in London, 2015

Next Exam: Sunday, 6th December
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

The online application for the next December JLPT will be available in mid-August 2015. The deadline of the online application is 17:00 (BST) on Thursday, 1st October. The online application may be closed before the deadline.

Fees and Payment

The fee for the JLPT exam is £75 for each level. 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 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 jlpt@soas.ac.uk.

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.

Preparatory Classes

Preparatory classes for the Proficiency Test are normally held at SOAS Language Centre from September to November and from April to June.