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 2013 test results
The test results only now available online of JLPT December 2013. Please note the hard copy will be sent out around mid February 2014. Attention for checking the results you need the password which was submitted in application form.
Applications for JLPT 2014
Online applications for 6th July 2014 will be open in mid March 2014. Deadline is 11th April 2014 or when maximum number of applications is reached.
Fees and Payment for JLPT 2014
The fee for 6th July 2014 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 Test Guide July 2014 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 Test Guide July 2014 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.