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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 in London July and December 2020 has been cancelled.

After carefully observing the situation concerning COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel JLPT in London July, and also December.  It is very unfortunate but the safety of all candidates and staff is our priority.  JLPT is due to run again in July 2021.

We are now working on refunds for all existing applicants.

See also:

Cancellation of the test in 2020 (July) of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

JLPT July 2021 London

Exam day: To be announced
Venue: The Russell Square campus, SOAS University of London
Time: To be announced
Fees: To be announced

How to apply?

JLPT London Online Application Form 

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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