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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 July 2019

Japanese Language Proficiency Test June 2019 poster

Exam Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019

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

Time:  You will be asked to arrive at 1.00pm

Registrations: Online registrations are now closed.

JLPT Online Applications

The test centre has now reached capacity and is no longer able to accept new applications. The next JLPT session will take place in December.

Special Arrangements

Candidates requiring Special Testing Accommodations (STA) are asked to register for the JLPT NO LATER than Monday 1st of April, 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 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
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

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Centre

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

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