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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 2020

JLPT July 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 spread.

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

To applicants of JLPT July 2020 London;  As we had announced in email, the existing registration was moved to JLPT December 2020.  If you wish to change your level, please let us know via email.

  • Level change deadline: Tuesday the 15th September 2020

JLPT December 2020

Exam day: Sunday the 6th, December 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?

Please apply via our Online Application Form

The application for JLPT December 2020 in London will open in mid August.

Further information will be announced around early July.

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.

Contact Us

Please contact us should you have any queries.