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 July 2021 has been cancelled.

In the interest of wellbeing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel the JLPT in London July 2021. 

We understand that this may cause inconvenience to people who have been awaiting to attain Japanese Language qualification. However, please note that our priority is the safety of both candidates and staff.

We are now working on refunds for all existing applicants.

JLPT in London December 2021 has been cancelled.

As per the Transformation & Change that SOAS University of London has been undergoing, JLPT in London is temporally suspended.  We are now in close communication with SOAS JRC (Japan Research Centre) and the Japan Foundation to gain a better structure which will benefit all our candidates in future. 

Please wait for further updates.

JLPT London application

JLPT London Online Application Form 

The form is currently closed.

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide July 2020 (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