Asian Studies

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers of Japanese, sponsored by:

JLPT 2015 (December) Poster

Japan Foundation

Japan Educational Exchanges and Services

In the UK, the test is administered on behalf of the Japan Foundation by two separate institutions:

  • JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre, The University of Edinburgh

SOAS Language Centre, University of London

New 5-Level Format

A new 5-level JLPT format (N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5) replaced the old 4-level JLPT format (Level 1-4) in 2010. A new mid-level test (N3) has been added to bridge the gap between the old Level 2 and Level 3 tests.

For further information please refer to the link below:

JLPT Official Website


JLPT 2016 (JULY)

Test Dates and Registration

Test Date: Sunday 03 July 2016

Registration begins: Beginning of March 2016

Registration deadline: Beginning of April 2016

Please keep checking for details of the JLPT 2016 (July).

JLPT July  2016 Test Guide


Special Arrangements

Any applicants requiring Special Arrangements should contact the JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre by e-mail at before making their application. The deadline for special arrangements is earlier than the normal deadline.


N3 Preparatory Class

N3 preparatory class for July 2016 exam will be offered at the JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre. Please contact us for more information.


JLPT 2015 (December)

The JLPT 2015 (December) took place on Sunday 06 December 2015. Good luck to all those who took the test!

Photo: The Edinburgh JLPT Test Centre team. Otsukaresamadeshita!

JLPT December 2015


Test Results

Online Results for December 2015 are now OPEN!

Open Period: Wednesday 27/01/2016 01:00 - Thursday 31/03/2016 08:00 

You will need your 8-digit Online Results Notification Numberical Password you created when you completed your application form as well as your Examinee Registration Number. If you require a reminder for your online password then please contact


Hardcopies of Score Reports and Test Certificates for the JLPT 2015 (December) will be sent out from/around the middle of February. If you don't recieve your hardcopy by the end of March, please contact us.


Past Test Data

Statistics for pasts tests can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


Contact Us

JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre, The University of Edinburgh, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square, Undergraduate Office, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH, United Kingdom