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 other institutions. The University of Leicester is host and administrate the JLPT in July and December 2024.

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 2024

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 (Wednesday 20th March 2024 at noon), 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

The University of Leicester hosts JLPT exams in July and December 2024. Information for the December exam call will be published in June. 

Registrations for the JLPT July 2024 have closed as all places have been booked.

  • N5 - registrations open on Monday 4 March at 12.00pm
  • N4 - registrations open on Tuesday 5 March at 12.00pm
  • N3 - registrations open on Wednesday 6 March at 12.00pm
  • N2 - registrations open on Thursday 7 March at 12.00pm
  • N1 - registrations open on Friday 8 March at 12.00pm

The registration process comprises two steps. The completion of both steps is required to secure a place in the JLPT exam call that will take place at the University of Leicester in July 2024.

  • Step 1: JLPT exam fee payment
  • Step 2: JLPT registration questionnaire

Registrations for the JLPT December 2024 at Leicester will open in August

Special Testing Accommodations

Special Testing Accommodations (STA) may be provided for examinees with disabilities and/or learning differences (e.g.: dyslexia). Those who wish to apply for STA should first download and read the documents included below in full. The JLPT registration questionnaire, provides a link towards the STA online application form. Please submit the STA online application form and any relevant documents in support of your application by Sunday 7 April. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email

Test guide

Download the full 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 2024 test will be available online from August 2024.

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


The University will refund a participant's fees in full provided a Withdrawal Request Form is submitted to L@L within 14 working days of registration of the JLPT, and that the service period hasn’t yet started. By the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and any amendment thereto, an administrative fee could be applied if a withdrawal request is received after the 18th of March 2024 when service period started. The administration fee is £40.


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