SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

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In the UK the test is administered by the SOAS Japan Research Centre (and separately at Cardiff University and 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 the SOAS Japan Research Centre on behalf of the Japan Foundation. Please visit the official JLPT website by the Japan Foundation for general information.

See our JLPT FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.

JLPT in London

JLPT in London December 2022

The 2022 JLPT December will be held on Sunday, December 4th at SOAS University of London. The application for the December 2022 JLPT London has reached its maximum capacity and has been closed.

The online result for the July 2022 JLPT test will be available here from 10am on 22 August through 5pm on 31 October (JST).

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 JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide December 2022 (pdf; 9mb) .

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.

Contact Us

Please contact us should you have any queries.

SOAS JLPT Office: jlpt@soas.ac.uk