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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.

JLPT July 2018

JLPT 2018

Exam Date:  Sunday 1 July 2018

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

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JLPT Online Applications

Applications for the JLPT July 2018 in Edinburgh are now closed.


Special Arrangements

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


Fees and Payment

The test fee is GBP85.

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) are available online until Friday 30 March 2018.

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) were posted on 15th March 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