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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:

Japan Foundation

Japan Educational Exchanges and Services


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 link below:

JLPT Official Website


JLPT 2018 (JULY)

JLPT 2018

Test Dates and Registration

Exam date: Sunday 01 July 2018

Registration: TBC

Special Arrangements


Any applicants requiring Special Arrangements should contact the JLPT Edinburgh Test Centre by e-mail at before making an application


Test Venue

Paterson's Land


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 2017 (December)

The JLPT 2017 (December) took place on Sunday 03 December 2017. Good luck to all those who took the test!

JLPT December 2017

Photo: The JLPT 2017 (December) team. Otsukaresamadeshita!


Test Results

The results for the JLPT 2017 (December) will be made available online this Wednesday 24 January 2018 till Friday 30 March.

JLPT Result Cheker

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 2017 (December) will be posted sometime early February 2018.  

Past Test Data

Statistics for pasts tests can be viewed by clicking on 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