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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 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 (Link not available yet)

The result of JLPT July 2019 is available for viewing from 10 am on Tuesday, 27th August to 5 pm on Thursday, 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. 

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)
Fees: Please see the section below

JLPT Online Application

The online application form for JLPT December 2019 London is available on Tuesday, 20th August - Friday, 6th September 2019.

Please note that the registration may close earlier if the number of candidates reach our maximum capacity.

Before applying, please read the below carefully;

▶ Please make fee payment through the link which will appear when you submit the application.  Your application is not completed until the fee is payed.

▶ Once you complete 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.  Please, before completing the application, confirm your schedule and make sure that you can sit in the test.

▶ Regarding the special arrangements, please inquire to our office ( individually.  The deadline of requesting the special arrangements is the same as the deadline of the application.

▶ Please allow us up to one week to send you the confirmation of your registration.

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 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.

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