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 2020 information leaflet
JLPT in Edinburgh July and December 2020 has been cancelled
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – 21st May 2020
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors. Please note that, in the interests of wellbeing during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to cancel JLPT in Edinburgh July & December 2020. JLPT is due to run again in July 2021.
Please familiarise yourself with the current guidelines surrounding covid-19:
Candidates requiring Special Testing Accommodations (STA) are asked to register for the JLPT NO LATER than Monday 6th April 2020 and to have the documentation attesting their need for special arrangements readily available.
Please contact the Test Centre before the deadline at email@example.com
Fees and Payment
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!
The results of the JLPT December 2019 test are available to view from 10am on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (Japan Time).
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.
Candidates will not be able to check the result online after 17:00pm on Tuesday the 31st of March 2020 (Japan Time).
Hardcopies of Score Reports and Test Certificates for the JLPT 2019 (December) will be posted out to all candidates at the end of February.
Past Test Data
Statistics for pasts tests can be viewed at the following link: Past Test Data