Languages at Leicester

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test at Leicester

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About the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the largest-scale Japanese language test in the world. Since 1984, The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services have continued to offer the JLPT as a reliable means of evaluating the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. The JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement, and is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language.

In the UK the test is also administered by the SOAS University of London, Cardiff University and The University of Edinburgh. The University of Leicester is host and administrate the JLPT in July 2023.

JLPT levels

The JLPT offer 5 different levels, from N1 to N5 (N1 being the highest or most advanced and N5 the lower or beginners).

For further information please refer to the JLPT official website.

Examination date, fees, places and deadlines for 2023

Fees and payment

Fee: £100 per participant for any level.

Please notice that no refund will be provided under any circumstances once after the deadline for application (Friday 31 March), unless cancellation is made by the Japan Foundation, the Japan Education Exchanges and Services or the University of Leicester or due to force majeure.  

Registration process

Registrations for the JLPT 2023 at Leicester are now closed as all available places have been booked. 

All places have been booked.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. The next exam call will take place in December 2023 (but here at Leicester). For further details please visit the JLPT website. The next exam call at Leicester will take place in July 2024.

Test guide

Download the test guide (PDF, 8mb)

The test guide is for your information. When registering online, participants are required to agree to the content and conditions of the JLPT test guide (there is no need to print it).

Further resources and Q&A

Exams format and sample questions

Sample questions show the form of test items on the JLPT. Sample questions are organised by level, from N1 to N5. One sample question is offered for each test item type. There may be differences from questions in the actual test booklet.

For more practice, please refer to "New Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Sample Questions" or "Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Official Practice Workbook."

Test results

The results of the JLPT July 2023 test will be available online from Monday 21st August 2022.

Please visit the JLPT result website checker, to see your result.

You will need your 8-digit numerical password/passcode that 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

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