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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 in London, 2018

JLPT July 2018

Exam day: Sunday the 1st, July 2018
Venue: The Russell Square campus, SOAS University of London
Time: You will be asked to arrive by 13:00
Fees: Please see the section below

JLPT Online Application

We have closed the application for JLPT July 2018 in London.

Please note;
  • Once you submit the application, you CANNOT change your levels.
  • Also, you CANNOT cancell NOR defer the test day to the later round.
  • Test fee is NOT refundable under any circumstanse.

The application for JLPT December 2018 London will open in late August.


Fees and Payment

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

The test fee is £85 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 2018 (pdf; 9mb)  for the terms and conditions of the JLPT exam.

After completing online application those applicants who need special arrangements for the test day should contact the JLPT Office jlpt@soas.ac.uk to request a special application form.

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide July 2018 (pdf; 9mb) . Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.