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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:

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

JLPT 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 1.00pm

Registrations: Online registrations closed on 5 October 2018


JLPT Online Applications

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.

Online registrations for the JLPT December 2018 have now closed.


Special Arrangements

Any applicants requiring Special Arrangements should contact the JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre by e-mail at before making an application. The deadline for requests for the December 2018 JLPT applicants was 7 September.  As preparation takes time, any special requests after the deadline cannot 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!

JLPT July 2018

Photo: The JLPT 2018 (July) team. Otsukaresamadeshita!


Test Results

The results for the JLPT 2018 (July) will be available online until Wednesday 31 October 2018.

>> JLPT Result Checker 

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 2018 (July) were posted out to all candidates at the beginning of September. 

Past Test Data

Statistics for pasts tests can be viewed at the following link: Past Test Data



JLPT Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre

The University of Edinburgh

School of Literatures

Languages and Cultures

50 George Square



United Kingdom