Japanese Language Proficiency Test


About the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

In the UK the test is administered by the SOAS Japan Research Centre (and separately at Cardiff UniversityUniversity of Edinburgh and University of Leicester) on behalf of the Japan Foundation.

The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. In the UK the test is administered by the SOAS Japan Research Centre on behalf of the Japan Foundation. Please visit the official JLPT website by the Japan Foundation for general information.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test in London, July 2023

We will announce the exact date and time of the application opening for July 2023 test in early March here.

JLPT December 2022 result

Results are available from 10am (JST) on 23 January to 5pm (JST) on 31 March 2023 on the JLPT results website.

Fees and payment

Fee: £100

You will be directed to make your payment once you have completed the online application form (Payment links will be available after you have completed the form).

No refund will be given (no transfer to another test can be made either) under any circumstances once payment has been accepted, unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation, the Japan Education Exchanges and Services or the Japan Research Centre at SOAS University of London.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide July 2023 (PDF)

The test Guide is just for your information.  Please note that there is no need to print out the form in the Guide and hand it in person. The application for JLPT in London is done only via online form.

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