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 2018: Result now available online

Please access your result of JLPT December 2018.  You need your registration number and 8-digit pass-code, which are found on your test voucher.

The link to the results is available untill the end of March.  Hard copy certificates will be posted in March.

JLPT July 2019

Exam day: Sunday the 7th, July 2019
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

Online Application for JLPT July 2019 London is now available.

Please be aware;

The application will be closed whenever we have the maximum number of applicants.

Before you submit the application, please read the below carefully;

  • - Please make a fee-payment via links which will appear when you submit the application.  Your registration is NOT complete until you make the fee payment.
  • - Once you complete the application, you cannot change your level.  Please be sure about your level when you apply.
  • - Due to our regulation, cancellation and postponement are NOT possible, and the fee is NOT refundable under any circumstances.  Please well confirm your schedule before submitting the application.

To applicants who require special arrangements;

  • - We can provide special arrangements for applicants with certain conditions. 
  • - Our special arrangements include private test rooms, extension of test time and any other assistance if required.
  • - In order to request special arrangements, please contact us ( after you submit the application.
  • - Deadline of spacial-arrange-request is 31st March.  Please be careful as this deadline might be earlier than the closure of general application for the exam.

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

The JLPT Test Guide

Download the JLPT Test Guide July 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.