SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

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 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 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 in London

JLPT July 2019

The online Test Results Announcement of JLPT July 2019

Available for viewing during the following period:

10 am on 27th August - 5 pm on 31st October (Japan Time) 2019.

You will need your Examinee No. and 8-digit pass-code (printed on your test voucher) to access your result. For further information, please visit JLPT website.

JLPT December 2019

Exam day: Sunday the 1st, December 2019
Venue: The Russell Square campus, SOAS University of London
Time: You will be asked to arrive by 13:00. (Test ends approx. 5:00-6:00 pm, but you should be prepared for any unexpected delay)

To whom applied for JLPT in London;
  • As you completed the application, cancellation is not possible under any circumstances.  Test-fee is non-refundable due to the regulation.  Also, you cannot defer the test to the later round.
  • You cannot change your level from the one you wrote on the application.
  • Individual test voucher with your Examinee No. will be sent as email attachment when the test day approaches.
JLPT July 2020

Exam day: Sunday, 5th July 2020.  Venue: The Russell Square Campus, SOAS University of London.  Time: Around 13:00 - 18:00 (Exact timetable is to be announced later).  Fees: to be announced.

How to apply?

Please apply for JLPT in London via our online application form. The online application for JLPT July 2020 in London will open around mid or late March 2020.  You will find a link to the online form here when it is available.

Fees and Payment

The fee of JLPT in future is to be announced.

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 (download from the section below) for the terms and conditions of the JLPT exam.

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide December 2019 (pdf; 9mb) .

The test Guide is just for your information.  Please note that there is no need to print out and fill in the form (application/ the test voucher) found inside the guide. 

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