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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 in London July 2021 has been cancelled.

In the interest of wellbeing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel JLPT in London July 2021. 

We will continue monitoring the situation before deciding the JLPT London in the future.

We understand that this may cause inconvenience to people who have been awaiting to attain Japanese Language qualification.  However, please note that our priority is the safety of both candidates and staffs.

We are now working on refunds for all existing applicants.

JLPT London application

JLPT London Online Application Form 

Our online application form is open when it is available.

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.

SOAS JLPT Office: jlpt@soas.ac.uk