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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 2019 information leaflet

JLPT in Edinburgh December 2019

Japanese Language Proficiency Test June 2019 poster

Exam Date:  Sunday 1st of December 2019

Venue:  Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ  Campus map

Time:  You will be asked to arrive at 1.00pm

Registrations: Closed


Special Arrangements

Candidates requiring Special Testing Accommodations (STA) are asked to register for the JLPT NO LATER than Monday, the 2nd of September, and to have the documentation attesting their need for special arrangements readily available.

Please contact the Test Centre before the deadline at

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 2019 (July)

The JLPT 2019 (July) took place on Sunday 7th of July 2019. Good luck to all those who took the test!

Participants in the July 2019 JLPT Exam
The JLPT 2019 (July) team. Otsukaresamadeshita!

Test Results

The results for the JLPT 2019 (July) will be available to view online in September.

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

Candidates will not be unable to check the result online after 17:00pm on Wednesday the 30th of October.


Hardcopies of Score Reports and Test Certificates for the JLPT 2019 (July) will be posted out to all candidates at the end 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

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Centre

  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
  • The University of Edinburgh

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