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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, 2016

JLPT December 2016 Results: 
The results of the JLPT December 2016 are now available online. You need your registration No. and password (8-digit number you wrote on the application) to see your results. Your hardcopy results will be posted individually.

JLPT in London, 2017

Next Exam: Sunday, 2nd July 2017
Venue: The Russell Square campus, SOAS University of London
Time: You will be asked to arrive by 13:00
Fee: Please see the section below

JLPT Online Application

We have now closed the application for the JLPT July 2017.

The next JLPT will be on 3rd December 2017. The application for the next JLPT will be available in mid or late August.  Please check our webpage for updates.

We are looking forward to receiving your application next time.

Fees and Payment

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

The fee is £75 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 Japanese Language Proficiency Test Guide July 2017 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 Japanese Language Proficiency Test Guide July 2017. Please note there is no need to print out the test voucher. These will be sent via email in due course.