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 December 2019 Result Announcement

The online result viewing is available between:

10 am Wednesday 22nd January  - 5 pm Tuesday 31st March 2020 (JST)

To access your resut, you will need:

  • Your examinee number
  • 8-digit pass code

(Your number and code are printed on your test vouhcer)

JLPT December 2019 Results

The hard copy certificates will be sent out in March.

JLPT July 2020

Exam day: Sunday the 5th, July 2020
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.

How to apply?

Online Application Form.  ← Application is now open!

Deadline: the form will be closed whenever we have the maximum number of applicants.

Before submitting the application, please read the below carefully;

◆ Please make the fee-payment through the link which will appear after you submit the application form.  Application is NOT complete before we receive the fee from you. 

◆ Cancellation nor postponement is NOT possible, and the fee is non-refundable.  Please confirm your schedule and level carefully before applying.

◆ You cannot change your level once you submit the application.

◆ Please read our policy regarding COVID-19.

Fees and Payment

The fee of JLPT in London is £100 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 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.

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