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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 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, 2017

Test results

The results of JLPT December 2017 will be posted in March 2018.  You can also check your result online.  More information will be available in February.

JLPT in London, 2018

JLPT July 2018

Exam day: Sunday the 1st, July 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

JLPT Online Application

The application for JLPT July 2018 in London will open in March. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Fees and Payment

Please make your payment via the online link which will appear once you submit your online application.

The fee will be announced shortly.

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  JLPT Test Guide December 2017 (pdf; 8mb)  for the terms and conditions of the JLPT exam.

Level change requests are only acceptable before the application deadline and must be made in writing to

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 2017 (pdf; 8mb) . Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.