About the JLPT
The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers of Japanese.
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers of Japanese, sponsored by:
In the UK, the test is administered on behalf of the Japan Foundation by three separate institutions:
- JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre, The University of Edinburgh
- SOAS Language Centre, University of London
- School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University
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 JLPT Official Website.
Download the JLPT 2018 information leaflet
JLPT in Edinburgh December 2018
Exam Date: Sunday 2 December 2018
Venue: Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ Campus map
Time: You will be asked to arrive at 13:00
JLPT Online Applications
Online registrations for the JLPT December 2018 are now open!
Registration is online only (we do not accept paper application forms). The test fee of £85 is payable at the time of registration and is non-refundable.
Any applicants requiring Special Arrangements should contact the JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before making an application. For the December 2018 JLPT applicants shouldcontact email@example.com by 07 September. As preparation takes time, any special requests after 7 September may not be accepted.
Fees and Payment
The test fee is £85 for all levels.
You will be directed to make your payment upon completion of the online application form.
No refund will be given under any circumstances once payment has been accepted, unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation, the Japan Education Exchanges and Services or The University of Edinburgh.
JLPT 2018 (July)
The JLPT 2018 (July) took place on Sunday 1 July 2018. Good luck to all those who took the test!
Photo: The JLPT 2018 (July) team. Otsukaresamadeshita!
The results for the JLPT 2018 (July) will be available online late August.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardcopies of Score Reports and Test Certificates for the JLPT 2018 (July) will be posted out to candidates in September.
Past Test Data
Statistics for pasts tests can be viewed at the following link: Past Test Data
JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre
The University of Edinburgh
School of Literatures
Languages and Cultures
50 George Square