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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

The application for JLPT July 2016 is now closed. We do not accept application in any form from now under any circumstances. The next JLPT will be in December. Please visit the webpage of the Japan Foundation ( for the general information.

Fees and Payment

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

The fee is £75 for all levels.

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 2016 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

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide July 2016.  Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.