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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 December 2018

Exam day: Sunday the 2nd, Decenber 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

For the candidates of JLPT December 2018 in London, please note;

  • Test results will be posted to you in March 2019.
  • You can also check your result online with your registration number and pass-code which are printed on your test voucher.  More information for the online-test-results will be available on the JLPT website ( in early February 2019.

JLPT July 2019

Exam day: Sunday, 7th of July 2019 Venue: The Russell Square Campus, SOAS University of London Assemby Time: Please come by 13:00 Finishing Time: Around 17:00 (However, exact timings depend on your level and other factors.  Please note that any unexpected delays may occur) Fees: Please see the section below

JLPT Online Application

The online application form for JLPT July 2019 will be ready in mid-March. 

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 December 2018 (pdf; 10mb) . Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.